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BASF and Toyota collaborate for lightweighting success on 2021 Sienna

10 August 2020 | Dave Leggett

BASF and Toyota collaborate for lightweighting success on 2021 Sienna Dave Leggett BASF and Toyota Motor North America Research & Development say they have achieved lightweighting success with th... read more


B&O supplies Ford Mustang Mach-E audio system

15 July 2020 | Graeme Roberts

B&O supplies Ford Mustang Mach-E audio system Graeme Roberts The growing desire for premium audio in vehicles and the emerging trend for creating "a more domestic feeling environment" has l... read more


Covestro's sustainable solutions for Toyota LQ

27 February 2020 | Dave Leggett

Covestro's sustainable solutions for Toyota LQ Dave Leggett Covestro says it was chosen as partner by Toyota Boshoku Corporation, a car component manufacturer of the Japanese Toyota Group, ... read more


Novelis supplies aluminium sheet for Toyota 2019 RAV4

17 April 2019 | Dave Leggett

Novelis supplies aluminium sheet for Toyota 2019 RAV4 Dave Leggett Novelis, the aluminium rolling and recycling company, has announced it is supplying Toyota Motor Corporation with premium alumi... read more


Ford and Michigan State University expand their collaborative research alliance

21 December 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ford and Michigan State University expand their collaborative research alliance just-auto plus Extended News Ford Motor Company and Michigan State University have renewed and expanded their collabor... read more


Osram supplies LED signal lamps to Koito for the new Toyota Corolla Sport

9 October 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Osram supplies LED signal lamps to Koito for the new Toyota Corolla Sport just-auto plus Extended News The new XLS product family is revolutionizing the signal lamp market by combining a standardized... read more


Toyota C-HR SUV misses IIHS top safety pick rating

20 July 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota C-HR SUV misses IIHS top safety pick rating Graeme Roberts A poor headlight rating came between Toyota's US specification C-HR small SUV and an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIH... read more


BMW of North America recalls vehicles to replace rear reflex reflectors

18 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

BMW of North America recalls vehicles to replace rear reflex reflectors just-auto plus Extended News NHTSA campaign number: 15V188000 Manufacturer: BMW of North America Components: Exterior... read more


Constellium delivers its 10 millionth part to Ford

14 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Constellium delivers its 10 millionth part to Ford just-auto plus Extended News Constellium is proud to announce that it has delivered its 10 millionth part to Ford Motor Company. A provider of alumi... read more


GKN launches VL3 CVJ system in new BMW 5 series

26 June 2017 | Richard Jackson

GKN launches VL3 CVJ system in new BMW 5 series Richard Jackson GKN Driveline's new lightweight VL3 constant velocity joint (CV joint) system has launched in its second application on the all-new BMW... read more


Magna introduces new D-Optic LED headlamps

14 June 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Magna introduces new D-Optic LED headlamps just-auto plus Extended News D-Optic lighting is unique for automotive applications because it is scalable and is custom-developed for a vehicle's speci... read more


Constellium supplies lightweight aluminium solutions for new BMW 5 series

3 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Constellium supplies lightweight aluminium solutions for new BMW 5 series just-auto plus Extended News Constellium N.V. announced on 2 May 2017 that it supplies aluminium Automotive Body Sheets and C... read more


GM China broadens technology to improve fuel efficiency

19 December 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

GM China broadens technology to improve fuel efficiency just-auto plus Extended News General Motors China, on 8 December, 2016, showcased a variety of its industry-leading technologies for fuel effic... read more


IIHS evaluates pickups for headlight ratings

25 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

IIHS evaluates pickups for headlight ratings just-auto plus Extended News Drivers of late-model pickup trucks are likely to find themselves squinting into the darkness or temporarily blinding other d... read more


Ford US issues safety compliance recalls for certain Lincoln/Ford models

12 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ford US issues safety compliance recalls for certain Lincoln/Ford models just-auto plus Extended News Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety compliance recalls in North America. Details are as foll... read more


Ford debuts Rear Spoiler Traffic Warning Lights for Police Interceptor Utility

4 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ford debuts Rear Spoiler Traffic Warning Lights for Police Interceptor Utility just-auto plus Extended News Ford is debuting Rear Spoiler Traffic Warning Lights to complement the “no-profile&rd... read more


Toyota presents new 2017 GT86

30 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Toyota presents new 2017 GT86 just-auto plus Extended News Chief engineer, Tetsuya Tada’s mission has been to strengthen the qualities that define the GT86 as an exceptional driver’s car.... read more


Ford Europe introduces weather dependent lighting technology

21 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ford Europe introduces weather dependent lighting technology just-auto plus Extended News Even for experienced drivers, torrential rain can quickly transform a comfortable journey into a stressful on... read more


Ford explores "Tequila bioplastics"

19 July 2016 | Dave Leggett

Ford explores "Tequila bioplastics" Dave Leggett Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Jose Cuervo to explore the use of the tequila producer's Agave plant by-product to develop more sustainable biop... read more


Ford claims factory fit first for F-150 strobe warning lights

4 May 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Ford claims factory fit first for F-150 strobe warning lights Graeme Roberts Ford is claiming to be the first automaker to offer factory-installed strobe warning lights, with availability just e... read more


Ford tests autonomous night driving with no lights

12 April 2016 | Simon Warburton

Ford tests autonomous night driving with no lights Simon Warburton Ford says it has tested a Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicle with no headlights at night. The US automaker adds the eval... read more


2015 FRANKFURT IAA MOTOR SHOW: World debuts

17 September 2015 | Glenn Brooks

2015 FRANKFURT IAA MOTOR SHOW: World debuts Glenn Brooks Various world premieres were announced at the 2015 IAA Cars in Frankfurt am Main and we continued to update just-auto's global debuts list... read more


US: NHTSA probes Ford vehicles for headlight issue

17 August 2015 | Dave Leggett

US: NHTSA probes Ford vehicles for headlight issue Dave Leggett The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a preliminary investigation into Mercury Grand Marquis and Ford C... read more


US: Ford working on vehicle lighting advances

20 July 2015 | Graeme Roberts

US: Ford working on vehicle lighting advances Graeme Roberts Ford is developing new lighting technologies that will enable drivers to more easily identify potential hazards, including pedestrians, cy... read more


GERMANY: BMW again to build 7 Series at Dingolfing

11 June 2015 | Graeme Roberts

GERMANY: BMW again to build 7 Series at Dingolfing Graeme Roberts BMW will build its redesigned 7 Series in Dingolfing, main factory source for the predecessor models. Series production of the six... read more


US: Ford issues four safety recalls in North America

30 April 2015 | Dave Leggett

US: Ford issues four safety recalls in North America Dave Leggett Ford is issuing four safety recalls in North America. One accident and no injuries are attributed to these conditions, the company sa... read more


CES: BMW to present lighting innovation in Las Vegas

5 January 2015 | Graeme Roberts

CES: BMW to present lighting innovation in Las Vegas Graeme Roberts BMW will use the 6-9 January CES show in Las Vegas to demonstrate a concept vehicle with lighting innovations consumers can expect ... read more


BELGIUM: Punch Genk offer "missed opportunity": Mayor

18 December 2014 | Simon Warburton

BELGIUM: Punch Genk offer "missed opportunity": Mayor Simon Warburton Genk's Mayor says the decision not to take up Punch Metal's offer to secure up to 200 stamping jobs at Ford's Belgium plant is a ... read more


US: Alcoa rises on reports of aluminium Lexus models

26 November 2014 | Glenn Brooks

US: Alcoa rises on reports of aluminium Lexus models Glenn Brooks The share price of Alcoa Inc has risen by 2% in New York after a report that Toyota is planning aluminium body panels for a new gener... read more


GERMANY: Carmakers looking to use more carbon fibre, says SGL boss

25 November 2014 | Tony Lewis

GERMANY: Carmakers looking to use more carbon fibre, says SGL boss Tony Lewis More carmakers are looking to use parts reinforced with carbon fibre to help them make lighter and more fuel efficient ve... read more


US: Ford builds 30,000 fewer F-Series in October

4 November 2014 | Glenn Brooks

US: Ford builds 30,000 fewer F-Series in October Glenn Brooks Due to Dearborn Truck having been closed in the late summer in preparation to begin making the new F-150, the company's plants which buil... read more


THAILAND: Posco builds auto steel plant

17 October 2014 | Staff reporter

THAILAND: Posco builds auto steel plant Staff reporter South Korea's Posco has begun construction of a new steel sheet plant in Thailand in response to rising demand from the country’s automoti... read more


JAPAN: Fire shuts down auto supplier's steelworks

5 September 2014 | Chris Wright

JAPAN: Fire shuts down auto supplier's steelworks Chris Wright It could be some days before Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal resumes production at its Nagoya steel plant which was shut down followin... read more


SWEDEN: Volvo to skip all-aluminium for carbon fibre

27 August 2014 | Graeme Roberts

SWEDEN: Volvo to skip all-aluminium for carbon fibre Graeme Roberts Volvo is likely to skip all-aluminium body shells in favour of carbon fibre, research and development head Peter Mertens revealed o... read more


GERMANY: BMW plans lighter M models

20 June 2014 | Graeme Roberts

GERMANY: BMW plans lighter M models Graeme Roberts BMW plans to focus more on weight reduction than on increased power for its future M models. According to The Motor Report,  Carsten Pries,... read more


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