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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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Deloitte on the risks facing suppliers in the CASE world

7 August 2018 | Calum MacRae

At the CAR Management Briefing Seminars held in Traverse City, Michigan recently just-auto's Calum MacRae met with Neal Ganguli Deloitte's US automotive practice leader to discuss how suppliers can maximise their portfolios and the effect that CASE will have on overall industry volumes. 

Interview - ex-Renault CEO Louis Schweitzer

31 July 2018 | Simon Warburton

Among a long list of French industrialists treading a familiar path through Paris' elite business universities, is Louis Schweitzer, whose storied and glittering career takes in a breathtaking canter through the rarefied air of the country's very top jobs. Simon Warburton spoke to him on the fringes of the recent Forum on the European Automotive Industry (FEAL) in Lille.

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PSA trials Sochaux autonomous technology

19 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

PSA’s Sochaux plant is trialling automated technology on a portion of its logistics platform, with the TractEasy autonomous industrial tow tractor able to navigate the plant environment without human intervention.

Valeo and Wabco ink CV/pedestrian safety MoU

19 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

Valeo and Wabco have signed an MoU to bring active safety technology to the commercial vehicle market to protect pedestrians and cyclists in city traffic as well as enable autonomous driving features.

Meridian leads UK self-driving working group

19 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

Meridian, the gateway to self-driving vehicle development in the UK, has led the first working group to establish a global understanding of common requirements for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV).

Renault Alliance and Google team on Android system

18 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google are partnering to embed the Android operating system in vehicles sold by the alliance, providing infotainment and applications across multiple models and brands, scheduled to start in 2021.

BMW plans Mini 2019 'summer shutdown' to coincide with Brexit

18 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

BMW will bring forward the 2019 summer maintenance shut down at its Mini factory in Oxford to 1 April - just after the UK is expected to 'Brexit' (leave the EU) at the end of March.

Faurecia outlines technology for Paris show

18 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

Faurecia will showcase its latest and disruptive technologies at the Paris Motor Show in its two areas of focus: Smart Life on Board and Sustainable Mobility.

CARB awards US$41m to Port of Los Angeles

17 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

California's Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded US$41m to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) for the Zero-Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) project.

Faraday Future appoints new VP of product, technology and IP

17 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

Faraday Future (FF) says Jeff Risher has been appointed as vice president of Product, Technology and IP Strategy.

Chargepoint commits to 2.5m EV charging spots globally by 2025

17 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

ChargePoint has unveiled a worldwide commitment of 2.5m EV charging spots by 2025 at the Global Climate Action Summit.

BASF opens new laboratory for automotive coatings in Munster

17 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

BASF's Coatings division has opened a new laboratory for automotive OEM coatings at its site in Munster, using a lab dosing machine developed for BASF.

Leclanché selected as EVN partner in UK

17 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

Leclanché has been selected as EV Network’s partner to develop ultra-fast charging stations for electric cars across the UK.

Autoneum opens two new China plants

17 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

Autoneum has opened two new plants in China to add to its existing eight facilities.

Plant opening reflects committment to UK - Gestamp chief

14 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

Gestamp says the opening of its new plant in the UK reflects the supplier's strong commitment to the country and its automotive sector.

Gestamp opens new UK site ahead of any Brexit deal

14 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

Gestamp says it 'made no sense' to wait until a final outcome of any exit agreement between the British government and the European Union before deciding on its further manufacturing plans in the UK.

Gestamp backs diesel as EC tightens emissions rules

14 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

Gestamp says the automotive sector is "killing itself" as the furore surrounding the diesel sector shows no sign of going away.

Putin, Abe attend Sollers Vladivostok engine plant opening

14 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

Mazda Sollers has opened is new engine manufacturing plant in Vladivostok with a capacity of 50,000 units per year in an inaugural ceremony attended by Russian President, Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

Tenneco shareholders approve Federal-Mogul buy

14 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

Tenneco has secured approval from its shareholders to acquire Federal-Mogul.

Next Future Transportation launches autonomous warehousing pods

13 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Next Future Transportation has launched a fully automated multiservice 'online to offline' (O2O) platform, including a modular vehicle and supporting operating system for logistics services.

Iceland to ban ICEs by 2030 to meet Paris deal

12 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

Iceland is to ban registrations of fossil fuel cars by 2030 as part of plans to meet the country's Paris Agreement targets and become carbon neutral by 2040.

UK to plough GBP106m into green technologies

12 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

British Prime Minister, Theresa May has unveiled a GBP106m (US$138m) package for projects developing green battery, vehicle and refuelling technologies at the UK's first Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Summit.

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