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Opel-Vauxhall PACE! plan - the future models

9 November 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Following the announcement of the PACE! business plan for Opel-Vauxhall by its CEO Michael Lohscheller, just-auto takes a look at what this means for the brands' current and future models.


Meet Ford's Robutt, view your truck from on high - the week

3 November 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Ever parked a truck? Me neither. But I have enormous respect for those who daily thread huge delivery trailers, hauled by prime movers bearing such names as Scania, DAF and Mercedes-Benz, through the chaos that is most European city roads and jammed motorways. And then line the business end up against a loading dock with the same sort of precision I can just about manage parking a small Kia at the supermarket. As with cars, numerous electronic aids now make truck driving a little easier (but no less skilled) and I was intrigued to see that 3D surround multi view camera systems for trucks are now on offer. Nissan Birdview scaled up, if you will.


The week - Results season is upon us, again

28 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts

That came around again quickly - results season again is upon as, depending on whether automakers and parts suppliers work on calendar year or, commonly in Japan, India and, coincidentally, in our very own parent company Aroq's head office, fiscal year, first quarter or fourth quarter/full year financials spill out all over.


Daimler suggests a good Q1 result - the week

13 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts

'Early doors' - to borrow a phrase from our editor - for me ahead of the Easter break hence an earlier than usual look back at an already shortened week.


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INTERVIEW: CLEPA CEO Jean-Marc Gales at the Paris motor show

2 October 2012 | Simon Warburton

European Automotive Supplier body, CLEPA, continues to power its members' interests in Brussels as well as act as the Continent's arm in negotiations with its Japanese equivalent in JAPIA and American counterparts, OESA. Simon Warburton talked to CLEPA CEO, Jean-Marc Gales at last week's Paris motor show.


INTERVIEW: FKG supplier body managing director Fredrik Sidahl on Saab demise

20 March 2012 | Simon Warburton

Newly-appointed managing director of Scandinavian supplier body, FKG, Fredrik Sidahl, was 25 years with Volvo before working for Saab. In the first of two interviews, he talked to Simon Warburton in his Gothenburg office about the collapse of the iconic Swedish brand and gave some frank views on the government's attempts to save it.

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just-auto Plus only Iochpe-Maxion acquires remaining shares in Maxion Wheels Thailand

15 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, announced that its parent company, Iochpe-Maxion SA, has purchased the remaining shares from 30% partner Siam Cement Public Company...


just-auto Plus only Chery/Linkmotion to develop technology platform for autonomous vehicles

15 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

NQ Mobile a leading global provider of mobile internet services, announced that its subsidiary, Linkmotion Holdings ("Linkmotion") has signed a new partnership with Chery Automotive...


just-auto Plus only FEV integrates MTE technology to enhance smart vehicle cyber security

14 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Two cyber security leaders have joined forces to create an impenetrable system to lock out cyber threats to smart vehicle integrity. FEV North America (FEV) has integrated MicroToken Exchange (MTE)...


just-auto Plus only Denso/BlackBerry develop integrated automobile HMI platform

14 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Denso Corporation and BlackBerry Limited announced the companies have jointly developed the world’s first integrated HMI (Human Machine Interface) platform. Intel also collaborated in the...


VW bank eyes higher annual profit

13 December 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen Financial Services has said its 2017 profit would exceed the record EUR2.1bn euros ($2.47bn) it made in 2016.


Plastic Omnium confirms EUR8bn revenue for 2017

13 December 2017 | Simon Warburton

Plastic Omnium is confirming EUR8bn (US$9.4bn) revenue for this year at its Investor Day at the S-Sigmatech global R&D centre for exterior components and modules in Lyon.


just-auto Plus only Start-ups selected for VW Future Mobility Incubator

13 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volkswagen supports innovative business ideas for future mobility. Six young founder teams have recently been selected for the manufacturer's "Future Mobility Incubator" start-up...


just-auto Plus only Denso/Toyota Tsusho to test quantum computer applications in transportation

13 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Denso Corporation and Toyota Tsusho Corporation announced to conduct the world’s first test using a quantum computer to process data from a traffic IoT platform. The companies will process...


Audi drops Ducati sale plan

12 December 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler reportedly has said the automaker dropped plans to sell Italian motorcycle brand Ducati.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors to expand EV development in Indonesia

12 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indonesian Government under which it will work to expand the use and availability of electric...


just-auto Plus only Videantis/Adasens join over sensing technologies for ADAS applications

8 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Videantis and Adasens (part of the Ficosa group) announced they are partnering to bring advanced sensing technologies to self-driving vehicles and automotive ADAS applications. The partnership...


just-auto Plus only Wabco extends partnership and supply agreement with Dongfeng

6 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Wabco, a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, announced that it has signed a new agreement to strengthen...


just-auto Plus only EVgo in partnership with Nissan opens 1,000th DC Fast charger in the US

6 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

EVgo, the nation's largest network of public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations, announced it has officially opened its 1,000th DC Fast charger in the US, in partnership with Nissan...


just-auto Plus only Renesas/Hella introduce new front camera solution for ADAS/automated driving

5 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Hella Aglaia, one of the leading global developers of intelligent visual sensor systems, announced their...


just-auto Plus only PSA in partnership opens new spare parts distribution platform in Obernai

5 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

PSA Retail and its three partners Car Avenue, Grand Est Automobiles and Nedey Automobiles inaugurated the Est PR Distrigo spare parts distribution platform in Obernai (Alsace) at a ceremony...


just-auto Plus only Nissan/DeNA unveil Easy Ride, new robo-vehicle mobility service

5 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Nissan Motor and DeNA unveiled the Easy Ride brand for the new robo-vehicle mobility service that the two companies are developing jointly. The companies also announced plans for a field test with...


just-auto Plus only Nidec acquires Drivexpert

5 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Nidec Corporation (the “Company” or “Nidec”) has announced that it acquired a 100% of the shares of Drivexpert GmbH (“Drivexpert”) specialized in design and...


just-auto Plus only Groupe PSA/Nidec to establish electric traction motor JV

5 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Groupe PSA and Nidec Corporation (the “Nidec”), through Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding (the“Nidec Leroy-Somer”), intend to work together in the field of electric traction motor....


just-auto Plus only Delphi Technologies completes spinoff from Delphi Automotive

5 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Delphi Technologies became a US$4.5bn independent company trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The new company, a spinoff from Delphi Automotive, builds upon the strength of its heritage...


just-auto Plus only BMW/EVCARD launch ReachNow car sharing service in Chengdu

4 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

BMW Group, in partnership with EVCARD, a Shanghai-based electric car-sharing company under Global Car-Sharing and Rental, launches its car-sharing service in Chengdu under the co-brand...



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