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The just-auto analysis goes on - the week

22 May 2020 | Graeme Roberts

COVID-19 or not, our analysis never stops. Leading the pack this week was a look at Mitsubishi, ahead of a critical restructuring announcement from major shareholder Nissan Motor next week.


COVID-19 adds to M&A rationale in automotive sector

21 May 2020 | Dave Leggett

Exor NV – Fiat-Chrysler’s (FCA’s) largest investor – has confirmed the timing for the proposed FCA-PSA merger for completion by early 2021 as initially announced. It is both a timely reminder that the long-term drivers of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the automotive sector have not gone away and that the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on companies will actually accelerate restructuring.


D&C - Looking to the post-Covid automotive world (3)

19 May 2020 | Dave Leggett

In the third of a series of conversations, just-auto editor Dave Leggett and GlobalData lead automotive analyst Calum MacRae discuss some of the big questions prompted by the coronavirus crisis and its potentially lasting impact on the automotive sector. In this third instalment, they consider demand-side issues.


Interior design and technology – Vauxhall Astra

12 May 2020 | Matthew Beecham

Built on a PSA platform, the face-lifted seventh-generation Vauxhall Astra is one of Britain’s top-selling cars. Astra is a household name with over three million sold in the UK over the last four decades. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside this ever-popular hatchback to see what’s new.


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How tomorrow’s car could take care of your mind, body and soul

12 May 2020 | Matthew Beecham

The importance of health and wellness has come into sharp focus in recent months. Consumer technologies such as fitness trackers have been popular for some time, monitoring our heart rates, performance and sleep, but how might the renewed focus on wellness translate to the automotive space? To understand the current technology and what we might expect in years to come, we speak with Tim VanGoethem, vice president of advanced mobility solutions at Harman X, Harman’s division focused on innovation and future-facing technologies.


Using driving simulators to navigate the ‘new normal’

28 April 2020 | Matthew Beecham

As COVID-19 continues to impact the global automotive industry, OEMs and Tier Ones are looking at how to minimise cost, catch up lost lead time and ultimately, create new products that will stimulate demand to buy again. Ansible Motion, manufacturers of driving simulators, explains the role simulators can play for an industry looking to catch up where it can. Matthew Beecham spoke to founder Kia Cammaerts about the possibility of a new ‘Machine Age’.

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UPDATED - Daily automotive coronavirus briefing FREE TO READ

22 May 2020 | Graeme Roberts

A daily update of news and views on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and its impact on the automotive sector


BorgWarner extends engine cam timing cooperation with GAC

22 May 2020 | Dave Leggett

BorgWarner says it partnered with Chinese OEM GAC Motor to introduce its next generation of variable cam timing actuators – intelligent cam torque actuation (iCTA) – to GAC's combustion and some models with hybrid applications.


GM gradually restarts in Mexico as Lear readies for return

22 May 2020 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors on Thursday said it was gradually restarting the transmission and engine lines at its Mexican facilities in Silao and Ramos Arizpe, while supplier Lear also geared up for production.


Trafficware launches ATMS 2.10

22 May 2020 | Simon Warburton

Cubic Corporation says Trafficware, which operates within its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division, has released ATMS 2.10, the newest version of its Advanced Transportation Management Platform (ATMP).


Michelin CO2 reduction targets approved by SBTi

22 May 2020 | Simon Warburton

Michelin’s CO2 emissions-reduction targets have been validated by Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).


just-auto Plus only Exide Technologies announces comprehensive strategy to position businesses for long-term sustainable and profitable growth

22 May 2020 | just-auto plus

Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored energy solutions, announced a comprehensive strategy to best position its businesses in North America, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific to benefit its...


just-auto Plus only GEO announces record quarter for number of vehicle models launching into production

22 May 2020 | just-auto plus

GEO Semiconductor Inc. (“GEO”), the market leader in camera video processors (CVP) for automotive cameras, announced that Q4 2019 was a record quarter for GEO with 20 vehicle models...


just-auto Plus only Exide Technologies announces court approval of first day motions allowing business operations to proceed in ordinary course

22 May 2020 | just-auto plus

Exide Technologies ("Exide" or the "Company"), a global provider of stored energy solutions, today announced that customary first day motions to help facilitate continued...


just-auto Plus only Foresight announces first quarter 2020 financial results

22 May 2020 | just-auto plus

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd., an innovator in automotive vision systems, today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2020. Foresight ended...


InoBat Auto acquires former TV plant in Slovakia for R&D centre

21 May 2020 | Graeme Roberts

InoBat Auto, an EV battery production company has bought a 290,000 sq ft (27,000 sq m) former TV factory close to Bratislava.


RHA slams London charge as 'shockingly nonsensical'

21 May 2020 | Simon Warburton

Britain's Road Haulage Association (RHA) has warned reactivation of London’s vehicle charging schemes will choke business recovery.


just-auto Plus only Sypris Reports first quarter results

21 May 2020 | just-auto plus

Sypris Solutions, Inc. reported financial results for its first quarter ended April 5, 2020. Having completed a series of strategic initiatives over the past several years, Sypris...


just-auto Plus only BorgWarner’s intelligent cam torque actuation (iCTA) improves fuel economy for GAC Motor

21 May 2020 | just-auto plus

BorgWarner partnered with GAC Motor to introduce its next generation of variable cam timing actuators – intelligent cam torque actuation (iCTA) – to GAC’s combustion and some...


GM close to 'million mile' EV battery

20 May 2020 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors is "almost there" on developing an electric vehicle battery that will last 1m miles, a top executive has said, according to a media report.


Webasto Q1 sales down 18% to EUR708m

20 May 2020 | Simon Warburton

Webasto has posted first-quarter sales down 18% to EUR708m (US$775m), while EBIT dropped to EUR-40m compared to EUR24m the previous year.


RHA cautions 10% UK truck tariff will "stall recovery"

20 May 2020 | Simon Warburton

Britain's Road Haulage Association (RHA) has warned a 10% UK import tariff on new trucks will stall economic recovery.


AMTE Power and Britishvolt sign for landmark UK Giga Factory

20 May 2020 | Graeme Roberts

AMTE Power and Britishvolt have announced plans to investigate collaborating to build the UK's first full cycle battery cell GigaPlant, servicing the automotive and energy storage markets.


just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks North America launches Excelerator as one-stop shop for online parts ordering

20 May 2020 | just-auto plus

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) announced the launch of Excelerator, its next-generation e-commerce platform to streamline the parts ordering process. With input from over 40...


just-auto Plus only NSK joins new COVID-19 countermeasure effort

20 May 2020 | just-auto plus

NSK Ltd. announced that the company has signed the “Open COVID-19 Declaration” with a view to help bring a swift end to the spread of the novel coronavirus...


just-auto Plus only Tata Motors introduces “Keys to Safety”

20 May 2020 | just-auto plus

Tata Motors, India’s leading auto brand, announced the rollout of “Keys to Safety” – a holistic package of offers to accelerate its endeavor of providing safer cars for all,...



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