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The Week That Was - August replenishes batteries

5 August 2016 | Simon Warburton

The Week That Was - August replenishes batteries Simon Warburton August's dog days are well and truly on us up here in the Northern hemisphere and in the soporific heat of a British summer &... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: VW admits that size isn’t quite everything

30 October 2015 | Dave Leggett

THE WEEK THAT WAS: VW admits that size isn’t quite everything Dave Leggett Volkswagen Group stayed very much in the news this week. The company posted a set of results that were dragged down by pro... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Dawn returns again...

15 May 2015 | Dave Leggett

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Dawn returns again... Dave Leggett We heard this week that Toyota and Mazda are interested in working together in the future . Toyota is obviously the bigger player, but Mazda has... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: VW's 'master tactician' falls

1 May 2015 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: VW's 'master tactician' falls Graeme Roberts The big news of the week[end] was the failure of Volkswagen supervisory board chairman Ferdinand Piëch to unseat CEO Martin W... read more


ANALYSIS: UK automotive supplier industry perks up

19 March 2015 | Dave Leggett

ANALYSIS: UK automotive supplier industry perks up Dave Leggett There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett. Th... read more


December 2014 management briefing: Review of 2014 (1)

23 December 2014 | Dave Leggett

December 2014 management briefing: Review of 2014 (1) Dave Leggett It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Legge... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: All eyes on Vienna as nuclear talks start

21 November 2014 | Simon Warburton

THE WEEK THAT WAS: All eyes on Vienna as nuclear talks start Simon Warburton I've come off the bench this week, as just-auto  news editor, Graeme Roberts, takes a well-earned sojorn in Shakespe... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: And so to Paris

3 October 2014 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: And so to Paris Graeme Roberts The Paris show, of course, was the big event this week and just-auto was there in force. All our coverage is gift wrapped here but I commend t... 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


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Roasting in Kia's Mojave oven

18 July 2014 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Roasting in Kia's Mojave oven Graeme Roberts Memo to self - be a little less facetious. Put 'off on a desert safari' in my Skype status to explain my absence and was greeted on ret... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Assembly plant week?

28 March 2014 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Assembly plant week? Graeme Roberts OK, OK, I admit it - just-auto.com this week is looking a bit like Assembly Plant News . com. Being the resident plant nut, and also auto... 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


December 2013 management briefing: review of 2013

23 December 2013 | Dave Leggett

December 2013 management briefing: review of 2013 Dave Leggett It has been another busy year for us on just-auto. We have covered the global automotive industry news, brought you interviews with ke... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: It's (mostly) good news week...

25 October 2013 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: It's (mostly) good news week... Graeme Roberts On the whole, I think I'll bill the seven days just passed (TGIF) as largely good news week. Ford - profits up, forecast for whol... read more


December 2012 management briefing: Review of 2012 (part 1)

19 December 2012 | Dave Leggett

December 2012 management briefing: Review of 2012 (part 1) Dave Leggett Like any year in the auto industry, 2012 saw its fair share of company ups and downs, industrial comings and goings, and a fa... 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


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Alliances and new Asian product

20 April 2012 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Alliances and new Asian product Graeme Roberts The first fruits of Daimler's tie-up with Renault attracted a lot of reader interest this week - the rebadge of the latter's Kangoo ... read more


December 2011 management briefing: Review of 2011 (part 2)

23 December 2011 | Dave Leggett

December 2011 management briefing: Review of 2011 (part 2) Dave Leggett Like any year in the auto industry, 2011 saw its fair share of company ups and downs, industrial comings and goings, and a fa... read more


December 2011 management briefing: Review of 2011 (part 1)

20 December 2011 | Dave Leggett

December 2011 management briefing: Review of 2011 (part 1) Dave Leggett Like any year in the auto industry, 2011 saw its fair share of company ups and downs, industrial comings and goings, and a fa... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Saab, again and again and...

13 May 2011 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Saab, again and again and... Graeme Roberts What will we write about when Saab finally (a) gets its essential working capital boost from some deep pocket, long-term-view investor... 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


FEATURE: ZF’s new 7DT ‘Mood-Sensing’ Dual-Clutch Transmissions

23 September 2009 | CSM Worldwide

FEATURE: ZF’s new 7DT ‘Mood-Sensing’ Dual-Clutch Transmissions CSM Worldwide Following the introduction of Dual-Clutch Transmissions (DCTs) to the market by Volkswagen in 2003, Porsche has now added... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of the vehicle’s electrical and electronic architecture

13 August 2009 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of the vehicle’s electrical and electronic architecture Matthew Beecham As vehicle comfort and convenience features continue to proliferate, Matthew Beecham reports on some... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of electronic braking systems

8 June 2009 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of electronic braking systems Matthew Beecham Baffling terms such as ABS, ASR, BAS, EBD, EMD, ESP and TCS bound back and forth in brake engineering circles. But it’s a fore... 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


FEATURE: Chrysler’s production stoppage on top of GM shutdown spells catastrophe for suppliers

6 May 2009 | SupplierBusiness.com

FEATURE: Chrysler’s production stoppage on top of GM shutdown spells catastrophe for suppliers SupplierBusiness.com It wasn’t so much Chrysler’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing that stunned suppliers l... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of steering systems

24 November 2008 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of steering systems Matthew Beecham For many years, power steering technology was focused on hydraulic systems but demand is increasingly favouring electric mainly due to ... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Torque vectoring is key trend in 4WD

4 November 2008 | just-auto.com editorial team

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Torque vectoring is key trend in 4WD just-auto.com editorial team The 4WD technologies market in Europe is in the midst of significant change according to research firm Frost &... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of dual-clutch transmissions

25 September 2008 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of dual-clutch transmissions Matthew Beecham Europe may have long resisted the automatic gearbox, but it remains a fact that using a manual in stop-start city conditions i... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of ABS and ESP braking systems

21 November 2007 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of ABS and ESP braking systems Matthew Beecham Since the first ESP (electronic stability programme) system appeared on a Mercedes-Benz model in 1995, braking system manufac... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: A review of electric power steering systems

6 August 2007 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: A review of electric power steering systems Matthew Beecham For many years, power steering technology was focused on hydraulic systems but demand is now favouring electric power s... 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


UK: ZF confirms plans to manufacture 8-speed auto

4 May 2007 | just-auto.com editorial team

UK: ZF confirms plans to manufacture 8-speed auto just-auto.com editorial team At two separate events recently, ZF publicly confirmed rumours that it is developing a new 8-speed automatic transmissi... read more


ANALYSIS: New ZF 6-speed auto as efficient as manuals (sometimes)

2 February 2007 | just-auto.com editorial team

ANALYSIS: New ZF 6-speed auto as efficient as manuals (sometimes) just-auto.com editorial team Until recently, and like many other people, I had a somewhat out-of-date perception of light-duty, auto... read more


GUEST ANALYST FEATURE: An evaluation of Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) technology and prospects

4 September 2006 | CSM Worldwide

GUEST ANALYST FEATURE: An evaluation of Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) technology and prospects CSM Worldwide You might think, having test-driven a Volkswagen Golf GTI DSG for a few days, that I wou... read more