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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

Adient to buy Futuris for US$360m

21 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Adient has inked a definitive agreement to acquire Michigan-headquartered Futuris Group for US$360m including the assumption of around US$18m of net debt.

Delphi/Innoviz partner over Lidar solutions

21 August 2017 | Dave Leggett

Delphi has signed a commercial partnership agreement with Innoviz Technologies, an Israeli-based company developing Lidar technology for the mass commercialisation of autonomous vehicles. Innoviz’s proprietary Lidar sensing solutions will be integrated into Delphi’s systems to provide automakers with a 'comprehensive portfolio of autonomous driving technologies'. 

Clarion Sintered Metals expands in Pennsylvania

21 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf says Clarion Sintered Metals (CSM) will expand both its facilities in Ridgway, Elk County, creating 55 new jobs in the State.

Hella to show 77GHz radar sensors at IAA

21 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Hella will present its 77GHz radar sensors at next month's IAA in Frankfurt, enabling 360° vehicle environment recognition in the push to fully autonomous driving and parking.

Leoni showcases automated assembly at IAA

21 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Leoni is to present its solutions for increased automation and robot support in the manufacture of wiring systems at next month's IAA.

Hyundai Mobis develops bi-directional charger

21 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Hyundai Mobis says it has became the first in Korea to develop the bi-directional On Board Charger (OBC) for electric vehicles, key to the implementation of V2G (Vehicle To Grid) technology.

Mahle Powertrain secures GBP2m UK test grant

21 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Mahle Powertrain has been awarded GBP2.1m (US$2.7m) towards the construction of a climatic vehicle emissions test centre at its UK base in Northampton.

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.

just-auto Plus only Valeo develops new top column module

18 August 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Safety, driving pleasure, esthetics – when you drive a car, it is not just the steering wheel that has a major influence on the driving experience, but also the top column module that...

just-auto Plus only Honda CR-V earns five ASEAN NCAP stars

18 August 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Beginning 2017, the New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) has introduced a new rating system to assess vehicle safety levels. The new system, is a single rating...

just-auto Plus only Evonik increases Vestanat/Vestagon product prices

18 August 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Evonik raises the prices for its aliphatic diisocyanates and derivatives, offered under the brand names Vestanat and Vestagon up to 10% on a global basis with immediate effect. All existing...

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...

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