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Interior design and technology – Jaguar E-Pace

3 December 2018 | Matthew Beecham

The Jaguar E-Pace features just about every conceivable connectivity and infotainment gadget that you could wish for Christmas. At first glance, it's an undeniably handsome beast with distinctive mesh grille, muscular build, short overhangs and powerful haunches all of which give it a bold, edgy road stance.  Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside to see how it compares to its designer suit.


Mercedes goes hybrid with hydrogen - the week

16 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

This week, Mercedes-Benz launched an electric vehicle featuring a hydrogen fuel cell and conventional plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) battery technology.


Ford goes for a Spin - the week

9 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

When it comes to urban mobility, the stand-on electric scooter is vying to be a part of the picture, via an asset-sharing business model.


Your smart office on the move - the week

2 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

I have tried typing from the back seat of a car on quite a few occasions (needs must and all that) and it's not much fun.


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Is VR a game changer for the auto industry?

6 December 2018 | Matthew Beecham

From automotive engineering and styling to marketing and retail, Virtual Reality (VR) continues to surprise and delight. Forget glossy brochures and the pantomime of buying a new car. Game software and wearable technology is changing the way we shop. Consumers in shopping centres or sitting at home can now visualise their next yet-to-launched car in any configuration using a VR headset. To learn more, we caught up with Joseph Artgole, associate marketing director, ZeroLight, a specialist in 3D visualisations.


How machine learning can forecast parts failures

28 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

Formed in 2009, 'We Predict' is a company using machine learning and predictive methodology to leverage forecasts from big databases. The US-based company is targeting a number of industries for its services, including automotive. In the UK, a team of data scientists, software coders and mathematicians works on a product utilising automotive warranty data (NA) that it claims can predict automotive parts failures by make and model. Dave Leggett visited their Swansea offices to find out more.

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ZF honours seven suppliers at Global Summit

10 December 2018 | Simon Warburton

ZF has made awards to seven companies across the world at its annual Global Supplier Summit which was dedicated to digitalisation.


Tata mulling battery options for India consumers

10 December 2018 | Simon Warburton

Tata Motors says it has been evaluating ways to make battery provision cheaper for customers in India as the manufacturer looks to broaden the appeal of electric vehicles.


Wabco to repurchase more shares over two years

10 December 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Braking specialist Wabco Holdings said its board of directors had authorised the company to commence a new two-year share repurchase programme.


Knorr-Brenze acquires Hitachi commercial vehicle steering business

7 December 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Braking systems specialist Knorr-Bremse is to acquire the commercial vehicle steering business (IPS) from Hitachi Automotive Systems in Japan and Thailand.


Denso invests US$100m in mobility startups

7 December 2018 | Dave Leggett

Denso says it has invested nearly US$100m over a four-year period in start-up companies around the world as part of its 'long-term vision to provide software-based solutions focused on electrification, automated driving, connectivity and shared economy [we say CASE; other acronyms are available - ed].


ZF spending EUR800m at Saarbruecken plant

7 December 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Over the next four years, EUR800m will be spent at Saarbruecken, the lead location of ZF’s transmission technology, the Tier 1 supplier announced.


just-auto Plus only Inrix and HERE to develop innovative mobility solutions

7 December 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Inrix, the world leader in connected car services and mobility analytics, and HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location services, announced a partnership to deliver...


just-auto Plus only Ingevity starts activated carbon production at new plant in China

7 December 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ingevity Corporation has begun production at its newly constructed, state-of-the-art activated carbon extrusion plant in Changshu, China. The addition of this facility allows the company to better...


just-auto Plus only Honda collaborates to develop new battery chemistry

7 December 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Scientists from Honda Research Institute have collaborated with researchers at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop a new battery...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores new Audi Q3 top five-star rating

7 December 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The new Audi Q3 offers bumper-to-bumper safety: The compact family SUV earned the top score of five stars in the Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme), one of the most important automobile...


Continental opens Taraxagum Lab Anklam research laboratory for Dandelion rubber

6 December 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Continental has officially inaugurated its research laboratory Taraxagum Lab Anklam in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany.


Autoliv expects another EC fine

6 December 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Autoliv said it was expecting a further fine following the European Commission's investigation of suppliers of occupant safety systems.


Wind River and Renesas expand ADAS cooperation

6 December 2018 | Simon Warburton

Wind River and Renesas Electronics are expanding their collaboration for connected, advanced driver assist systems, as well as autonomous driving programmes.


just-auto Plus only Volvo S60 and V60 earn Euro NCAP five star rating

6 December 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The new Volvo S60 sedan and V60 estate received the maximum five-star rating in their 2018 EuroNCAP safety tests, continuing a five-star streak for the Volvo line-up.   The...


just-auto Plus only Skyworks Solutions launches next-gen wireless solutions for automotive applications

6 December 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Skyworks Solutions, an innovator of high performance analogue semiconductors connecting people, places and things, introduced its suite of next generation SkyOne Ultra 3.0 devices specifically...


just-auto Plus only Honda Innovations to invest in venture capital firms to promote start-ups

6 December 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Honda Innovations, the Silicon Valley arm of Honda R&D, aims to foster early-stage start-up ecosystems globally with four venture capital (VC) partnerships. These VC partnerships enhance Honda...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores Jaguar I-Pace five star rating

6 December 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Jaguar’s first electric performance SUV scored 91% for adult occupant protection, 81% for child occupant protection and 81% for safety assist. I-Pace scored maximum points for both the side...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP rates nine new cars, Fiat Panda gets zero stars

6 December 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Euro NCAP released the safety ratings of nine cars. The Audi Q3 , BMW X5, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jaguar I-Pace, Peugeot 508, Volvo V60 and its partner, the Volvo S60, all achieve a maximum five-star...


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

6 December 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has released its latest round of ratings, highlighting strong safety performance across a range of brands and vehicle types. The Ford...


just-auto Plus only AGC acquires Park Electrochemical

6 December 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

AGC announced that it has completed the acquisition of the electronics business from US-based Park Electrochemical (hereafter, "Park"), which it had previously announced on 26 July...



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