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2019 Frankfurt IAA motor show world premieres list

11 September 2019 | Glenn Brooks

2019 Frankfurt IAA motor show world premieres list Glenn Brooks The media preview days of the 2019 Frankfurt IAA brought a few surprises. Volkswagen (a camouflaged and altered I.D. Crozz which wil... read more


Chengdu motor show world debuts list

3 September 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Chengdu motor show world debuts list Glenn Brooks SAIC, General Motors and the Volkswagen Group revealed the most important new and future models at this year's Chengdu motor show. Below is a list of... read more


February 2015 management briefing: 48V mild hybrids (3)

27 February 2015 | Calum MacRae

February 2015 management briefing: 48V mild hybrids (3) Calum MacRae Moving to a 48V architecture in hybrid and electric vehicles offers plenty of promise. It provides about four times the energy r... read more


February 2015 management briefing: 48V mild hybrids (2)

20 February 2015 | Calum MacRae

February 2015 management briefing: 48V mild hybrids (2) Calum MacRae Moving to a 48V architecture in hybrid and electric vehicles offers plenty of promise. It provides about four times the energy r... read more


Special management briefing: Paris show reflections (Part 2)

13 October 2014 | Glenn Brooks

Special management briefing: Paris show reflections (Part 2) Glenn Brooks The Volkswagen Group didn't dominate the world premieres list, a 1970s DS21 devoid of Citroen badges was exhibited, Jaguar's ... read more


Special management briefing: Paris show reflections (Part 1)

13 October 2014 | Glenn Brooks

Special management briefing: Paris show reflections (Part 1) Glenn Brooks The Volkswagen Group didn't dominate the world premieres list, a 1970s DS21 devoid of Citroen badges was exhibited, Jaguar's ... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: The August harvest this week is mixed but 'brilliant'

15 August 2014 | Dave Leggett

THE WEEK THAT WAS: The August harvest this week is mixed but 'brilliant' Dave Leggett The news this week was a mixed bag with some positives and negatives, nothing major breaking (well, it is August)... read more


February 2014 management briefing: auto industry mega-trends

25 February 2014 | Dave Leggett

February 2014 management briefing: auto industry mega-trends Dave Leggett Dave Leggett considers some of the big strategic drivers for the global automotive industry. In particular, he believes tha... read more


ANALYSIS: Future models for 2014

15 January 2014 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS: Future models for 2014 Glenn Brooks With all the global vehicle debuts of this year's NAIAS now revealed, Glenn Brooks looks ahead to the other big motor shows of 2014, and the cars likely... read more


July 2013 management briefing: Automotive interiors

22 July 2013 | Matthew Beecham

July 2013 management briefing: Automotive interiors Matthew Beecham This month's management briefing considers the latest developments in automotive interiors. In this instalment, we include questi... read more


November 2012 management briefing: world markets review (China)

14 November 2012 | Dave Leggett

November 2012 management briefing: world markets review (China) Dave Leggett In this month's management briefing we take a look at the latest developments in major vehicle markets around the world. ... read more


September 2012 management briefing: Paris Motor Show preview

25 September 2012 | Glenn Brooks

September 2012 management briefing: Paris Motor Show preview Glenn Brooks Glenn Brooks, at the Paris show, has compiled a listing of new vehicle world premieres , which he has been updating regula... read more


July 2011 management briefing: QUBE extracts (electronic braking systems)

26 July 2011 | Matthew Beecham

July 2011 management briefing: QUBE extracts (electronic braking systems) Matthew Beecham QUBE is just-auto's new online intelligence platform ,  providing real-time information, insight an... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of electronic braking systems

20 April 2011 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of electronic braking systems Matthew Beecham Electronic braking systems are rapidly gaining share in the automotive industry as automakers look to benefits of improved per... read more


FEATURE: Ten things that shaped the automotive decade that was

23 December 2009 | Dave Leggett

FEATURE: Ten things that shaped the automotive decade that was Dave Leggett As the decade dubbed 'the noughties' bows out, Dave Leggett looks back at the last ten years and considers some of the even... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of shock absorbers

1 June 2009 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of shock absorbers Matthew Beecham Despite the global economic downturn putting a damper on vehicle production, Matthew Beecham finds out how shock absorber manufacturers a... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of vehicle door innovations

8 May 2009 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of vehicle door innovations Matthew Beecham The trend in both Europe and the US is toward increasing complexity of door componentry, adding more electronic functions and, i... read more


FEATURE: Driver assistance comes of age

4 February 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

FEATURE: Driver assistance comes of age just-auto.com editorial team Research has shown that driver error is one of the most common causes of traffic accidents. Driver assistance technologies can th... read more


EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: Chinese on a Charge in Detroit

21 January 2009 | Mark Bursa

EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: Chinese on a Charge in Detroit Mark Bursa Two Chinese automakers showed up at the Detroit Show – with very different stories to tell. One promises a revolution, the other ... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of roof systems

8 September 2008 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of roof systems Matthew Beecham “Convertibles, cabriolets, drop-tops, open-tops, ragtops, retractables – call them what you want, they all spell one thing: fun,” said Paul ... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of driver assistance systems

12 August 2008 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of driver assistance systems Matthew Beecham Driver assistance systems use a combination of warnings and some degree of active intervention to help steer the driver away fr... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of wiper systems

6 March 2008 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of wiper systems Matthew Beecham Automatic windshield wipers first appeared on cars in the US in 1916 and then on ‘luxury’ cars in Europe in 1924. Since then, as with all ot... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Tomorrow’s shock absorbers

6 November 2007 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Tomorrow’s shock absorbers Matthew Beecham Ride control is basically governed by a vehicle’s suspension system, including its shock absorbers (dampers) and struts.  For the ... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: A review of electric DC motors for vehicle applications

11 July 2007 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: A review of electric DC motors for vehicle applications Matthew Beecham The number of electric motors in automotive applications is increasing rapidly.  In fact, our insatiab... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: A review of tomorrow's driver assistance systems

5 March 2007 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: A review of tomorrow's driver assistance systems Matthew Beecham Research has shown that driver error is one of the most common causes of traffic accidents. Driver assistance tech... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: The future for starter batteries

19 October 2006 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: The future for starter batteries Matthew Beecham Although starter batteries may not have changed much in appearance over the last forty years, internally, technological advances h... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Cutting edge wiper blade innovations

25 September 2006 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Cutting edge wiper blade innovations Matthew Beecham For years, wiper blade engineers have concentrated on improving two performance characteristics: operational noise and wiping ... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Wiring tomorrow’s car

17 August 2006 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Wiring tomorrow’s car Matthew Beecham Although conventional round wire harnesses continue to evolve to support additional electronic content in vehicles, the technology has remaine... read more


FEATURE: Directly speaking - a look at developments in GDI

4 July 2006 | Matthew Beecham

FEATURE: Directly speaking - a look at developments in GDI Matthew Beecham Despite a slow start gasoline direct injection (GDI) technology is becoming popular, representing the next weapon in the em... read more


Small is beautiful

24 February 2006 | Matthew Beecham

Small is beautiful Matthew Beecham They can adjust your seat and headlights, power your windows and wing mirrors, and help you brake and steer.  In fact, they are found in anything that has an ... read more


Who’s driving?

12 September 2005 | Matthew Beecham

Who’s driving? Matthew Beecham Research studies show that six out of ten front-end crashes would not occur if the driver could react a split second earlier. Matthew Beecham reports on some technical... read more


Cosworth Technology becomes Mahle Powertrain

25 July 2005 | just-auto.com editorial team

Cosworth Technology becomes Mahle Powertrain just-auto.com editorial team Mahle Powertrain, formerly known as Cosworth Technology, is to refocus on niche engine production and engineering services,... read more


Automotive networking

6 May 2005 | Matthew Beecham

Automotive networking Matthew Beecham The use of electronics in vehicles has seen a considerable rise over the last decade. Can the current wiring and multiplexing harnesses within today’s vehicles... read more


Open sesame

5 April 2005 | About Automotive

Open sesame About Automotive The men's 100 metres final at last year’s Olympic games in Athens was all over in just ten seconds.  That's just how quickly some car thieves can break into most c... read more


Great expectations

15 December 2004 | Matthew Beecham

Great expectations Matthew Beecham Back to the late 1990s, the auto industry had great expectations for gasoline direct injection (GDI) systems.  The technology was heralded as the panacea for... read more