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Sinking Ssangyong, Suzuki revival, chips latest - the week

9 April 2021 | Graeme Roberts

Is the end nigh for Ssangyong? News on just-auto this week does little to discourage such thoughts.

Interior design and technology – Kia Niro

9 April 2021 | Matthew Beecham

Hybrid sales in the UK and mainland Europe have doubled over the past five years and show no signs of easing. The Kia Niro – the Korean carmaker’s third plug-in hybrid after the Optima and Optima Sportswagon - slots into this blossoming market place. Continuing just-auto/AIC's review of interior design and technology trends, we slip inside this compact crossover to see if this is just another small SUV or something different.

Malaysian SMEs and startups await scaleup opportunities

22 March 2021 | Guest

In this latest guest article written exclusively for just-auto, Dato Madani Sahari, the CEO of Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), considers the readiness of smaller Malaysian firms and startups for the southeast Asian auto sector’s transformative times ahead.

Interior design and technology – Hyundai Ioniq Electric

22 March 2021 | Matthew Beecham

On launch back in 2016, the Hyundai Ioniq offered three electrified powertrains – a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full electric. Since then, the Korean automaker has offered an upgrade incorporating more connectivity, infotainment, driver assistance, and, crucially, a beefed-up battery for its all-electric version. Continuing just-auto/AIC’s review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside this no-nonsense five-door rewired hatch.

Latest interviews

Revving up for EVs - Q&A with Saietta

26 March 2021 | Matthew Beecham

Saietta has engineered a breakthrough in electric propulsion motors for all vehicles from scooters to buses. It recently received funding from the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) enabling them to fast-track the production process and create 250 jobs. To learn more, we spoke to Wicher Kist, CEO of Saietta.

Selling silence - transforming the cabin into a quiet bubble

23 March 2021 | Matthew Beecham

Israel-based Silentium has developed an active noise cancellation solution capable of lowering unwanted cabin noise peaks by 10dB and overall noise levels by 3-4dB – the equivalent of turning down the in-car sound system by four steps. JLR was the first carmaker to integrate this active acoustics software, installing it in the Jaguar F-Pace, XF and Range Rover Velar. To learn more about the whys and wherefores, Matthew Beecham had a quiet word with Anthony Manias, Head of Automotive, Silentium.

Latest news

FREE TO READ - Global pandemic sector recovery briefing

9 April 2021 | Graeme Roberts

As we enter a recovery phase around the world, we aim to bring you the latest news and intelligence on the speed, nature and shape of the automotive sector's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toyota Poland starts production of Yaris hybrid drives

9 April 2021 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP), the automaker's European powertrain operation, has started production of hybrid electric transmissions.

Automakers hit the brakes again amid chip shortage

9 April 2021 | Robert Scammell

General Motors, Ford and Hyundai have made further production cuts and closed more assembly plants because of the global semiconductor shortage plaguing automakers.

SIA urges Federal chip investment to boost supply chain

9 April 2021 | Simon Warburton

America's Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has submitted comments to the US Department of Commerce in response to President Biden’s Executive Order on securing critical supply chains.

Bo Andersson steps down from Yazaki tenure

9 April 2021 | Simon Warburton

Yazaki Europe, North Africa and Yazaki North America and Central America, president and CEO, Bo Andersson, has stepped down from the helm of both companies.

Michelin outlines 'All Sustainable' 2030 strategy

9 April 2021 | Simon Warburton

Michelin has outlined its 'All Sustainable' strategy for 2030 at its Capital Markets Day.

Denso develops ADAS for new Lexus LS, Toyota Mirai

9 April 2021 | Dave Leggett

Denso Corporation has announced it has developed products for Advanced Drive, an advanced driver assistance technology featured on the new Lexus LS, released in Japan on April 8, 2021 and the new Toyota Mirai, to be released in Japan on April 12, 2021.

just-auto Plus only Moving toward a clean-energy future by advancing fuel cell technology

9 April 2021 | just-auto plus

The U.S. transportation industry is the nation’s largest generator of greenhouse gases, accounting for nearly one-third of climate-warming emissions. To move towards a clean-energy future,...

just-auto Plus only Lightning eMotors partners with Soderholm Bus & Mobility to sell electric commercial vehicles in Hawaii

9 April 2021 | just-auto plus

Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of specialty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, has signed a new exclusive partnership with Soderholm Bus & Mobility in Hawaii to provide Lightning...

just-auto Plus only TomTom AmiGO now available on Android Auto

9 April 2021 | just-auto plus

TomTom (TOM2), the location technology specialist, today announced the availability of TomTom AmiGO on Android Auto. This means that drivers with an Android device are now able to...

GM announces more 'no chips' output cuts

8 April 2021 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors is temporarily halting output at plants or extending shutdowns at several North America plants due to the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage impacting the global automotive industry, a US media report said.

Volvo and SSAB ink deal for fossil-free steel

8 April 2021 | Simon Warburton

Volvo Group and SSAB have signed an agreement for research, development, serial production and commercialisation for vehicles to be made of fossil-free steel.

SSEN data to aid UK chargepoint availability

8 April 2021 | Simon Warburton

Scottish and Southern Electricity Network (SSEN) Distribution has utilised the National Chargepoint Registry (NCR) data to map out chargepoint availability within the Power Track app.

just-auto Plus only Li-Cycle strengthens IP position receiving two additional U.S. Patents

8 April 2021 | just-auto plus

Li-Cycle Corp, an industry leader in lithium-ion battery resource recovery and the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...

just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Fuso continues its international rollout of the eCanter with launches in Australia, Switzerland, and Spain

8 April 2021 | just-auto plus

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation is pleased to announce the market introduction of the eCanter in Australia. A launch event was held on March 31st, 2021 in Melbourne to showcase...

just-auto Plus only Ningbo Joyson Electronic announces Positive Result in 2020 Crisis Year – a Good Start to 2021

8 April 2021 | just-auto plus

Preh GmbH performed well in the challenging industry environment that was the 2020 financial year. The specialist for driver control systems and e-mobility control units posted sales of almost EUR...

just-auto Plus only Toyota launches LS and Mirai equipped with "Advanced Drive" that enables drivers and cars to drive together in Japan

8 April 2021 | just-auto plus

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) seeks, as a mobility company, to enrich people's lives through mobility. As a part of this effort, Toyota has positioned safety as a top-priority...

Thailand’s EA to trial EV battery production in June

8 April 2021 | editorial team

Thailand's Energy Absolute Plc (EA) said it expects to launch trial production of electric vehicle (EV) batteries in June, in anticipation of a rise in demand from local automakers.

Biden administration to host chips meeting

7 April 2021 | Dave Leggett

In a sign that the semiconductor shortage crisis is worsening in the US, the White House is preparing to host a virtual meeting to discuss solutions to supply chain issues that are disrupting US industrial output, particularly in the automotive sector.

Posco to supply battery anodes for GM EVs

7 April 2021 | editorial team

South Korea's steel giant Posco Group said it would manufacture a key material for the lithium-ion batteries to be fitted to General Motors' electric vehicles (EVs) produced in the US.

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