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Ford results Q3 preview - investors may be down, but not out

23 October 2018 | Dave Leggett

Ford will likely announce another significant profit decline when it reports quarterly results tomorrow (October 24). Investors won't be cheered, but headwinds in key markets are combining with higher costs to squeeze the bottom line. Some analysts are saying that the drop in earnings versus last year could be around 20%.

Investors beware, EVs are a slow train coming - COMMENT

19 February 2018 | Dave Leggett

Tesla is a fascinating company to watch. It's a start-up (not exactly new though), is still losing money, but is making cars that serve a segment of the market set for major growth - battery electric vehicles. There is much to admire about Elon Musk's vision and execution, but let's not get too carried away.

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.

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Evolution Time Critical on how to avoid automotive supply chain failure - Q&A

18 March 2016 | Matthew Beecham

UK-based emergency logistics specialist, Evolution Time Critical recently introduced a bespoke transport management system, recruited staff and generated a 19 percent increase in revenues. Matthew Beecham spoke to Brad Brennan, managing director of ETC to find out more.

INTERVIEW – Opel chief Neumann sees strong start for breakeven year

2 March 2016 | Dave Leggett

General Motors Europe boss has told just-auto that the company is off to a strong sales start as it looks to hit breakeven in 2016. In a wide-ranging interview in Geneva, he also said that Opel is looking to address its weakness in SUVs, is concerned about the UK’s currency movements and believes that Opel should focus on efficiency gains for combustion engines - rather than go for hybrids - in meeting tighter CO2 emission rules.

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Unions agree to revised Renault-Samsung pay deal

17 June 2019 | editorial team

Renault Samsung Motors agreed a wage deal with its labour union last week, bringing to an end months of industrial action which has resulted in production losses estimated by the company at around KRW300bn (US$253m).

just-auto Plus only Covestro to sell European Systems Houses business to HIG Capital

17 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Covestro has signed an agreement with HIG Capital (“HIG”) for the sale of Covestro’s European Systems Houses business. HIG focuses on investments in small and mid-sized companies....

US analyst bullish on Ford European restructure

14 June 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Goldman Sachs analyst David Tamberrino sees value in Ford's restructuring in the European region, a media report said.

just-auto Plus only Proton partners with Altel and ECarX to develop car connectivity technology

14 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

China’s Minister of Industry and Information Technology, the Honourable Mr Miao Wei, arrived at Proton’s Tanjung Malim plant as part of a work visit to Malaysia. Accompanying him was YB...

just-auto Plus only Lear joins Plug and Play to advance mobility innovation

14 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader in seating and electrical and electronic systems, and Plug and Play, a global start-up accelerator and corporate innovation platform...

Workforce secures US$25m funding

13 June 2019 | Simon Warburton

Electric mobility solutions technology company, Workhorse has entered into subscription agreements for a private offering with a group of institutional investors, resulting in gross proceeds of US$25m.

just-auto Plus only Nissan selects Rescale and AWS for HPC in the cloud

13 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Rescale, the leader in enterprise big compute in the cloud, announced that Nissan Motor selected Rescale and AWS to extend its fixed on-premise high-performance computing (HPC) systems to the...

just-auto Plus only Continental and Leia to develop innovative 3D cockpit solutions

12 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

A stop-sign, shining red hovers in front of the screen. Rows of houses rise out of the navigation system. The vehicle manufacturer’s logo rotates in the air in front of the dashboard. With...

just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor partners with Israeli start-up MDGo

10 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Hyundai Motor Company is partnering with MDGo, an Israeli start-up specialising in medical artificial intelligence (AI) systems, to help shape the next generation of advanced vehicle safety...

just-auto Plus only HERE Technologies joins European ‘Data for Road Safety’ initiative

6 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

HERE Technologies, announced that it is strengthening its commitment to helping improve the safety of drivers across Europe. HERE has long championed the idea that sharing data is at...

Renault to bring expenses case against Ghosn

5 June 2019 | Graeme Roberts

The French finance minister has said Renault - in which the French government holds a 15% stake — plans to bring a case against former chief executive Carlos Ghosn after identifying EUR11m of questionable expenses.

just-auto Plus only Wind River and Airbiquity to develop OTA solutions for connected and autonomous cars

5 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Wind River, a leader in delivering IoT software for critical infrastructure, and Airbiquity, a leader in connected vehicle services, are working towards integrating key technologies to develop an...

just-auto Plus only Sibur and Norner join over product development and polymer recycling

5 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Sibur, the largest integrated petrochemicals company in Russia, and Norner, a global leader in petrochemical R&D services, have signed an agreement to cooperate in product development and...

Wages to rise at Dacia Romania car plant

4 June 2019 | Graeme Roberts

The trade union at Renault owned Romanian car producer Dacia concluded negotiations with the management for a new annual collective labour agreement which includes a net monthly salary increase of EUR100 (RON475), reported.

just-auto Plus only Kyocera and BYD Japan to develop integrated energy system for EVs

4 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Kyocera Corporation and BYD Japan (herein “BYD”), the Japanese arm of China’s BYD, a world-leading producer of electric vehicles (EVs), announced a joint project to develop an...

just-auto Plus only Daimler and partners to start Europe-wide cooperation project

4 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Working together for more safety in road traffic: In cooperation with HERE Technologies, Tom Tom and the transport authorities in six European countries, Daimler, BMW, Ford and Volvo are testing...

just-auto Plus only Ambarella and Longhorn to develop advanced automatic parking system platform

4 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ambarella, a leading developer of high-resolution video processing and computer vision semiconductors, and Longhorn Auto, a supplier of driver assistance products based on vision, ultrasonic...

just-auto Plus only Ambarella and Baolong to develop advanced AI-based DMS solution

4 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ambarella a leading developer of high-resolution video processing and computer vision semiconductors, and Shanghai Baolong Automotive Technology, a leading supplier of intelligent automotive...

Beijing E-Town to invest in EV start-up Nio

4 June 2019 | editorial team

A Chinese state-owned fund based in Beijing has agreed to invest up to CNY10bn (US$1.45bn) in electric vehicle start-up Nio Inc, according to local reports citing company officials.

just-auto Plus only Motherson Sumi Systems revenue up 11% to INR169.21bn in Q4 FY2018-19

3 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Motherson Sumi Systems Limited (MSSL) announced financial results for its fiscal 2018-2019 fourth quarter, which ended on 31 March 2019. Commenting on results, Vivek Chaand Sehgal,...

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