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Automotive technologies through a patent lens

9 August 2017 | Guest

Aistemos is an analytics company that specialises in providing a view of the technology and innovation landscape through the lens of patent data. It says that through the use of AI, it has harnessed the worlds patent data to create a source of insights into companies and technology outlooks. In an exclusive article for just-auto, they illustrate an analytics solution designed specifically for those needing competitive intelligence about the automotive technology landscape.


Volvo’s safety trademark spelt out on the S60

21 July 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and safety technology trends, we take a closer look at Volvo’s premium mid-size S60.  While the S60 is a solid, safe and sensible choice, it comes bristling with an appealing spec.


Manufacturers energise the solar car roof market

19 July 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Despite the fascination for clean tech, commercialising solar roofs have been weighed down by the extra cost and complexity. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of research snapshots, we take a look at who is doing what to energise the solar roof market.


Takata bags a buyer - ANALYSIS

27 June 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Since April 2013, when carmakers began recalling deadly faulty airbags supplied by Takata, the family-controlled parts maker’s fortunes have been in free fall. The massive recall resulted in an apology from the world’s second-largest supplier of airbags and it filing for bankruptcy.


Latest interviews


User experience in the connected car

8 August 2017 | Matthew Beecham

With continuously improving connectivity in the car as we move towards autonomous vehicles, experts are predicting fast and vast improvements in the user experience (discuss). Continuing just-auto/QUBE's series of interviews with suppliers, we caught up with Harman’s head of advanced engineering and user experience, Rashmi Rao to learn about the possibilities and how car occupants will benefit.


DSD on the transmission engineering landscape

20 July 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with suppliers, we spoke to Alex Tylee-Birdsall, co-founder and director of Drive System Design, about how the transmissions market is undergoing a period of change.

Latest news


Trelleborg to build new facility in Denmark

18 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Trelleborg has, through its business area Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, invested in a new production facility for sealing solutions in Denmark, relocating its current manufacturing facility in the country.


PPG opens new Argentina refinish training centre

18 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

PPG announced it has opened a new 300 sq m training centre for automotive refinish professionals in Pillar, Argentina.


Goodyear names new VP and CTO

18 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Goodyear has unveiled Christopher Helsel as VP and chief technology officer, effective 1 September.


Court orders temporary halt to Takata lawsuits

17 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Automakers reportedly have won a temporary reprieve from lawsuits filed by victims of defective air bags made by bankrupt Takata that led to the largest ever auto safety recall and at least 18 deaths.


UQM to pilot trial its PowerPhase DT

17 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

UQM Technologies says an unnamed European OEM will conduct a pilot trial of its full electric PowerPhase DT drivetrain solution.


Toyota/Servco to test new car-sharing technology

17 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Toyota and Servco Pacific (Servco) have partnered to test new car-sharing technology in Honolulu, Hawaii.


Navistar appoints new director to board

17 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Navistar has appointed Daniel Ninivaggi to its board, replacing Samuel Merksamer, who resigned after more than four years.


Autoliv/Seeing Machines to develop nextgen DMS

17 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Autoliv is to collaborate with Seeing Machines to develop next generation driver monitoring systems (DMS) for autonomous vehicles.


KSS starts India steering wheel production

17 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Key Safety Systems (KSS) has started production of steering wheels in its new manufacturing location in Pune, Maharastra, India.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai reveals details of nextgen FCEV

17 August 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Hyundai Motor has offered an early glimpse of its next generation fuel cell vehicle, well ahead of the hydrogen-powered SUV’s official launch early next year. At a special preview event held...


Honda Europe revises 1.6 diesel for Civic

16 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Honda Motor Europe has announced a comprehensively revised 120PS 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engine for its Civic range from March 2018, tested under new real world procedures.


Continental and Kordsa team on new adhesion

16 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Continental and textile supplier for the tyre industry, Kordsa, are working together on a new adhesion system standard for bonding reinforcing materials to rubber based compounds.


Wabco wins mBSP technology supply order

16 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Wabco has entered into a new long-term agreement with an unnamed global manufacturer of trucks and buses, headquartered in Europe.


Nemak names new VP

16 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Lighting supplier, Nemak has announced VP,  Napoleón Cantú has decided to leave the company "to pursue other professional opportunities."


Nexteer boosts H1 revenue and profits

15 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nexteer Automotive said half year 2017 revenue reached US$1.974bn, up 2.6% year on year, gross profit rose 11.1% to $371.5m and net profit was up 20.7% to $179.7m.


Posco Steel to hire 6000 by 2020

15 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Posco, South Korea's top steelmaker, will hire 6,000 full-time employees from this year to 2020 in an effort to offer job opportunities and secure talent, the company said on Tuesday. 


Jabil and eyeSight team on gesture control

15 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Jabil and eyeSight Technologies have announced a new partnership to develop next-generation in-car sensing technology delivering driver monitoring and gesture control.


Elecrovaya secures SDTC CV battery funding

15 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Electrovaya has been awarded C$3.8m (US$3m) by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to fund long-lasting Lithium Ion Ceramic batteries for commercial vehicles


TUV Rheinland paves the way for mirrorless cars

15 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

TUV Rheinland Japan has become the first company in TUV Rheinland Group to help win component approval for an automobile onboard camera-monitor system under amended UN-R46 04 regulations


Microsoft CFO elected to 3M Board

15 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

3M says Microsoft EVP and CFO, Amy Hood has been elected to 3M’s Board of Directors.



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