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Relief as Trump holds fire on auto tariffs - COMMENT

21 May 2019 | editorial team

News earlier this month that US President Donald Trump had decided to delay imposing tariffs on vehicles and automotive components for six months came as a massive relief to automakers around the world, from South Korea and Japan to Germany.

Volvo's 'American car' gets a UK visa

13 May 2019 | Graeme Roberts

This new S60 may well be the first Volvo Car made in the United States (but not in North America as there once was a CKD kit assembly operation in Canada) but you'd be hard pushed to find any evidence anywhere an owner might look.

Interior design and technology – Kia Rio

30 April 2019 | Matthew Beecham

The Kia Rio, now in its fourth incarnation, is the Korean automaker’s best-seller with sales close to 475,000 a year. While it is overshadowed in the UK by the European-built Sportage crossover and Ceed range, it accounts for almost one-sixth of the company's sales. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside to see how it compares to its predecessor.

Interior design and technology – Volvo XC40

8 April 2019 | Matthew Beecham

The XC40 marks a number of firsts for Volvo. It’s the carmaker’s first ever compact SUV and the first model to be built on the carmaker’s CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform. Its chunky lines, concave grille and sculpted doors give it certain amount of street swagger too. But what of the interior of this premium small SUV? Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look.

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Fuel for thought - some low carbon alternatives

14 May 2019 | Matthew Beecham

A greener form of motoring, low carbon vehicles emit fewer harmful gases compared to a conventional car. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews, we caught up with Paul Turner, engineering director at Revolve Technologies, a powertrain engineering specialist to discuss its low carbon vehicle projects, electrification, lithium-ion and the prospects for hydrogen FCEVs.

Powering low carbon tech - Q&A with APC

13 May 2019 | Matthew Beecham

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) was set up six years ago in Coventry, the once centrepiece of the British car industry. It channels investment from government and industry to accelerate the development of greener technologies for engines. Its funded projects go beyond automotive too. We spoke to Jon Beasley, APC's director of technology and projects, to find out what has been achieved to date.

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just-auto takes a long weekend

24 May 2019 | Dave Leggett

We are off on Monday, May 27, as it's a public holiday here in Britain.

Hanon Systems inaugurates Chongqing site in China

24 May 2019 | Dave Leggett

Automotive supplier Hanon Systems has announced the formal opening of Chongqing Hanon Jianshe Automotive Thermal Systems Co., Ltd.

Denso develops high-efficiency diode for alternators

24 May 2019 | Dave Leggett

Denso has announced that it has developed a high-efficiency diode for alternators for gasoline and diesel engine vehicles with the semiconductor supplier, Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device.

just-auto Plus only Latin NCAP announces results for Toyota Rav 4 and Renault Kangoo

24 May 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Latin NCAP’s third set of results for 2019 was released with a solid five stars result and Advanced Awards for the Toyota Rav 4 and a weak three stars result for adult occupants for the...

just-auto Plus only Keysight launches new series of single and dual output power supplies

24 May 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Keysight Technologies, a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, launched a new series of single...

Prosecutors fine Bosch EUR90m for dieselgate cheat

23 May 2019 | Dave Leggett

Bosch has agreed to pay an EUR90m fine for lapses in supervisory duties which enabled carmakers such as Volkswagen to engage in emissions cheating.

Leoni appoints new chief financial officer

23 May 2019 | Simon Warburton

Leoni has appointed Ingrid Jägering as CFO, joining the board alongside CEO, Aldo Kamper, Bruno Fankhauser and Martin Stüttem.

Nissan and Delta form Thai EV home charging JV

23 May 2019 | Simon Warburton

Nissan in Thailand has appointed Delta Electronics (Thailand) as the primary provider of electric vehicle charging systems.

Tritium inks Europe charging deal with Ionity

23 May 2019 | Simon Warburton

Tritium has signed a deal with Ionity to supply its Veefil-PK 350kW DC high power electric vehicle (EV) chargers for 120 new powering sites across Europe.

Varroc opens new Czech lamp production hall

23 May 2019 | Simon Warburton

Varroc Lighting has opened a new hall for manufacturing rear and fog lamps in the Moravian-Silesian region of Czech Republic, creating 350 jobs.

just-auto Plus only New 2019 VW GTI earns IIHS Top Safety Pick rating

23 May 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volkswagen of America announced that the 2019 Volkswagen GTI, when equipped with available Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) and LED headlights, has earned a...

just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores seven new cars five star rating

23 May 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Euro NCAP published the safety ratings of seven new vehicles, among which three have made their first appearance this year: Audi’s first fully electric model, the e-tron, Volkswagen...

just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores five new models five star rating

23 May 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

The new Mazda 3, Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen Touareg, Lexus UX and Range Rover Evoque have all achieved maximum 5-star ANCAP safety ratings in the latest round of independent vehicle testing. Assessed...

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors and Prisma Renewable Composites collaborate

22 May 2019 | Graeme Roberts

An automotive interiors specialist is to collaborate with a materials supplier to replace the use of petrochemicals with natural polymers.

New Cadillac introduces GM electronic platform

22 May 2019 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors has launched the new electronic platform it said was necessary for its next generation of vehicles, EVs, active safety, infotainment and connectivity features, and the evolution of the Super Cruise driver assistance feature.

Gillig and Cummins unveil electric bus

22 May 2019 | Simon Warburton

Gillig says its zero-emission battery electric bus, powered by Cummins, is now available.

Foresight completes QuadSight trials for French OEMs and suppliers

22 May 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Foresight Autonomous has completed a series of demonstrations of its QuadSight vision system in France for four unnamed vehicle manufacturers and Tier One suppliers.

Constellium supplies PSA bonnet aluminium

22 May 2019 | Simon Warburton

Constellium is to supply aluminium auto body sheet for the bonnet of PSA’s Peugeot Partner and Citroen Berlingo Van.

Roechling sells Germany plant to Kasai Kogyo

22 May 2019 | Simon Warburton

Röchling Automotive has entered into an agreement with Japanese automotive supplier, Kasai Kogyo to sell its plant in Wolfsburg-Hattorf for an undisclosed price.

just-auto Plus only Nissan introduces Seamless Autonomous Mobility system

22 May 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Advances in artificial intelligence are making vehicles smarter, more responsive, and better at making decisions in a variety of driving environments. But we are still not at a point where...

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