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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.


Interior design and technology – Mercedes-Benz E-Class

24 October 2018 | Matthew Beecham

Launched in 2016, the fifth generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class takes design cues from the larger S-Class and smaller C-Class. It also comes bristling with semi-autonomous driving technology. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we slip inside an E-Class estate to take a closer look.


Interior design and technology – Ford Mustang

15 October 2018 | Matthew Beecham

It is America’s best-selling sports car of the last five decades and the world’s best-selling sports car three years straight. Ford launched its facelifted Mustang earlier this year, introducing some styling tweaks, safety upgrades and other technology enhancements. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we slip inside to see what makes it such a popular choice.


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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.


Paris Interview - PSA Global Purchasing EVP Michelle Wen

23 October 2018 | Simon Warburton

New Groupe PSA Executive Vice President, Global Purchasing & Supplier Quality, Michelle Wen has held a number of senior managing positions with blue-chip companies across various industries including the automotive business. Just-Auto caught up with her at the recent Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris.

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Zotye plans to sell SUV in US from 2020

14 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

Chinese automaker (and Ford partner in China) Zotye Automobile and HAAH Automotive Holdings have announced the creation of a new business unit to handle the sale of an SUV in the US market from 2020.


Skoda opens automated small parts warehouse

14 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

Skoda says it is pressing ahead with the implementation of technologies in line with Industry 4.0 principles and has opened an 'automatic small parts warehouse' at the main plant in Mlada Boleslav.


Renault-Nissan invests in Li-ion battery tech company

14 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has announced that it has invested in the latest round of funding in Enevate Corporation, an advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology company based in Irvine, California.


Hyundai and Kia enter new pan-European strategic partnership with Vodafone

14 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have entered a new pan-European strategic partnership with Vodafone to provide customers with fully-connected in-car infotainment and connected car service.


Novelis to expand Brazil aluminium rolling and recycling plant

14 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

"It's very important for the state of Sao Paulo to contribute to this high value-added project. Sao Paulo needs initiatives like this that promote the economic, social and environmental development of the state. Investe's role is to help companies to install or develop their businesses and in doing so, improve economic potential, generate jobs, income and increase the production supply chain and logistics involved," said Sergio Costa, the agency's director


Dana expands Spicer Select drivetrain portfolio

14 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Dana is expanding its Spicer Select all-makes drivetrain portfolio to include the most popular u-joints for commercial-vehicle applications while also adding new u-joint strap kits.


Johnson Controls sells Power business for US$13.2bn

13 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Johnson Controls International has unveiled a definitive agreement to sell its Power Solutions business to Brookfield Business Partners, together with institutional partners including Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in a cash transaction valued at US$13.2bn.


VW names additional battery cell partner

13 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen has said that South Korean manufacturer SK Innovation (SKI) completes a group of strategic suppliers for battery cells in all major world regions. The companies SK Innovation, LG Chem, Samsung and CATL have been named as partners for the long-term supply of cells for VW's rapidly growing electric fleet based on the Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB).


Delphi Technologies Q3 revenue down 1% to US$3.7bn

13 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Delphi Technologies has reported third-quarter revenue of US$1.2bn and US$3.7bn for the year-to-date period, a decrease of 1% and an increase of 2% compared to the respective equivalent prior period, on an adjusted basis.


Hella completes withdrawal from wholesale businesses

13 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Hella is to sell Norwegian wholesale company, Hellanor and complete the sale of the wholesale business.


Eaton wins Czech government engine valve funding

13 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Eaton European Innovation Centre (EEIC) is embarking on a joint R&D programme with the Czech Technical University in Prague.


Magna Q3 net income up 8% to US$554m

13 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Magna has recorded third-quarter net income up 8% to US$554m, due to what it says is a "substantially lower income tax rate."


Adient books fourth quarter loss after one-off charges

12 November 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Adient has reported a substantial fourth quarter 2018 net loss and suspended its quarterly cash dividend, citing one-off non cash charges.


ZF to fly automated drones over German factories

12 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

ZF says it is the first company in Germany to receive official approval for automated drone flights over factory premises.


Daimler Gaggenau plant makes CV transmission #5m

12 November 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Gaggenau plant nearRastatt has made its five millionth commercial vehicle transmission - a 12-speed automated G330 unit which will be exhibited in the factory.


just-auto Plus only Lanxess Q3 2018 sales up 4.4% to EUR1.79bn

12 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Following a solid third quarter, specialty chemicals company Lanxess has confirmed its earnings forecast for 2018. The company still expects an increase of EBITDA pre exceptionals compared with...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Mobis launches its first open innovation centre in the US

12 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Hyundai Mobis is launching its first open innovation centre, ‘M Cube’ in Silicon Valley of the US to make a full-fledged commitment to source and invest in start-ups possessing new...


just-auto Plus only Hella joins BAIC to develop intelligent mobility infrastructure in Beijing

12 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The lighting and electronics specialist Hella is participating in a consortium initiated by the Chinese automobile manufacturer BAIC to develop an intelligent mobility infrastructure in Beijing....


just-auto Plus only Cummins Charleston Plant produces five millionth turbocharger

12 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Cummins announced its Charleston Turbo Plant has produced its five millionth turbocharger, marking a significant milestone at the plant which is on track for a record year of production.


Michelin Action Group to "hit ground running" in bid to save jobs

9 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Dundee City Council says its Michelin Action Group (MAG) will meet for the first time on Monday (12 November) in a bid to address the tyremaker's shock news this week it would axe its plant in the Scottish city in 2020 with the loss of 845 jobs.



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