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From Vegas to Tatarstan - The Week

12 January 2018 | Simon Warburton

There's really only one place to start this week and it has to be in the Nevada desert where the annual tech-fest of the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 kicked off the year in a technological blitz which was high on AI.


Suzuki already planning to triple capacity at new Indian plant

15 September 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Having opened its first car plant in the Indian state of Gujarat earlier this year, Suzuki Motor Corporation now says it will lift capacity of the 250,000 units per annum plant to 750,000 by 2020. The statement was made by chairman Osamu Suzuki at an event where a new battery factory was also announced.


Nissan and Mitsubishi synergies begin in SE Asia - Analysis

8 June 2017 | Staff reporter

Nissan Motor expects its global alliance with Mitsubishi Motors will yield some early synergies in South-east Asia, a region in which it has struggled to keep pace with Japanese rivals Toyota and Honda.


Tomorrow's winners prepare for change today - COMMENT

25 April 2017 | Dave Leggett

How much disruption will the auto industry experience over the next ten years or so? It's a question that many are asking as attempts to sketch out the future of mobility - or, more accurately, urban mobility - gather pace.


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Antoine Redier - GEFCO EVP 4PL Solutions

4 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

As EVP 4PL Solutions, Antoine Redier is a member of the GEFCO Group Executive Committee. He joined GEFCO in March, 2007 as a vehicle distribution and preparation manager in Germany, before becoming VP – Finished Vehicle Logistics. In July 2012, Redier was appointed 4PL Director for the General Motors Programme.


Sydney Nash - SMMT senior policy manager on Brexit

26 October 2018 | Simon Warburton

As Brexit negotiations roil and foment in the corridors of Westminster in London, the Berlaymont in Brussels and as they continue to inflame passions on leave and remain sides in the UK, the SMMT's (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) senior policy manager, Sydney Nash outlined his thoughts on just where – or where not- Britain is headed post-March. Just-Auto caught up with him at the recent SMMT Regional Forum where Brexit was very much the theme of the day.

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ZF teams with Transdev for shared mobility

22 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

ZF is partnering with Transdev to develop a new shared mobility solution by integrating the e.GO Mover shuttle with the operating system by the global integrator.


BYD China produces 50,000th electric bus

22 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

BYD says it has now manufactured 50,000 pure electric buses, nine years since production began.


Bridgestone Europe to buy TomTom telematics business

22 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

Bridgestone Europe has agreed to acquire TomTom's telematics business for EUR910m (US$1.03bn).


Plastic Omnium and Hella team on car body lighting

21 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

Plastic Omnium and Hella are partnering on an integrated car body lighting initiative.


PSA inaugurates France Powertrain Expertise Centre

21 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

PSA has inaugurated its multi-energy Powertrain Expertise Centre in Carrières-sous-Poissy, to support energy transition.


PSA starts Tychy Pure-Tech engine assembly line

21 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

PSA has started its new assembly line for the Turbo PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engine in Tychy, Poland.


Eaton develops power-dense inverter for EVs

18 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

Eaton says its eMobility business has developed compact power-dense automotive inverters capable of increasing the range of electric vehicles.


Osram sells Slyvania Lighting to Wesco International

18 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

Osram has sold its North American service business, Sylvania Lighting Solutions to Wesco International.


UK haulage bodies urge deal to avoid hard Brexit

17 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

Influential British logistics bodies are calling on the UK government to act quickly and secure a withdrawal agreement with the European Union (EU) before the country's formal exit date of 29 March this year.


Bridgestone and Iris team on new mobility services

17 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

Bridgestone Europe and Iris Capital have unveiled a corporate venture partnership to investigate and invest in new mobility services, Industry 4.0 and digital transformation technologies across Europe, the Middle-East and Africa.


Brose and Vayyar team on interior/door technology

17 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

Brose is working with sensor specialist Vayyar, integrating sensor systems in power adjustment systems and drives in interior and exterior applications.


Alliance Ventures invests in retail start-up Tekion

17 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi's venture capital arm, Alliance Ventures, has announced an investment in US company, Tekion.


AFC Energy develops hydrogen fuel-cell EV charger

17 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

Industrial fuel cell power company, AFC Energy has deployed CH2ARGE, an electric vehicle charger based on hydrogen fuel-cell technology.


Westport Fuel Systems appoints David Johnson as CEO

16 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

Westport Fuel Systems has appointed David Johnson as CEO, effective immediately.


Dana acquires SME Group

16 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

Dana has completed the acquisition of SME Group, headquartered in Arzignano, Italy.


Lectra strengthens Executive Committee

16 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

Lectra is strengthening its Executive Committee to accelerate the implementation of its 4.0 strategy, started in early 2017.


CES - ZF predicts 1.5m new mobility vehicles by 2024

15 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

ZF says it forecasts there will be 1.5m new vehicles in the next five years encompassing technologies enabling ride hailing for example and other CASE trends.


Faurecia estimates China electrification to reach 25%

14 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

Faurecia says it believes electrification will approach 25% of the car parc in China as a rising global population coupled with increased longevity will drive alternative mobility solutions.


CES - ZF looks to roll out AI across the company

14 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

ZF says AI will start to become prevalent across all aspects of its business as the computing power required advances yet further.


FCA names new purchasing and supply chain chief

9 January 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has placed Carl Smiley in the new role of chief purchasing & supply chain officer and he started immediately.



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