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ANALYSIS - Future models for SEAT and Cupra

17 January 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Buoyed by a young model range and the addition of multiple crossover/SUVs, SEAT made 2018 its best year yet for vehicle sales, finally breaking a record set in 2000. Crucially, the company is making decent money too, something which had eluded it for a long time.

2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts

15 January 2019 | Glenn Brooks

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto Show are listed below.

ANALYSIS - Kosmiq and other future Skoda models

14 January 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Handsomely profitable and with a record 1.253 million vehicles delivered in 2018, the news only keeps getting better for Škoda. The Czech make has built solid foundations on a small number of category-busting cars, most of which sit outside the size norms of conventional segments and sell in big numbers. Its SUVs are now doing the same with more models are on the way.

2019 CES world debuts list

11 January 2019 | editorial team

OEMs, tech companies and suppliers announced multiple vehicle and technology world premieres at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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CES - Luxoft showcases concept for autonomous and shared mobility

10 January 2019 | Matthew Beecham

At this year’s CES, Luxoft, a global IT service provider, together with LG Electronics, Amazon, HERE and The Qt Company unveiled an autonomous mobility concept. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews at CES, we spoke to Mikael Söderberg, Senior Technical Director, Automotive at Luxoft to learn more.

CES – Visteon’s vision of how the cockpit will evolve in the autonomous era

10 January 2019 | Matthew Beecham

Visteon’s cockpit domain controller, known as SmartCore™ aims to improve every aspect of the cockpit experience, including graphic display resolution and security, and provide a compelling value proposition to OEMs. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews at CES this week, we spoke to Robert R. Vallance, Senior Vice President, Customer Groups, Marketing and Communications, Visteon to learn more about SmartCore™ , how its business is shaping up in China and addressing custmer demand for individualisation.

Latest news

Ford shocks with electric F-150 statement

17 January 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Jim Farley, Ford Motor's head of world markets, has told attendees at an industry conference in Detroit that the company will bring a fully electric version of the world's best selling vehicle to market.

South Korea lifts target for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles

16 January 2019 | editorial team

The South Korean government aims to have around 80,000 hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles on the country’s roads by 2022, as it looks to expand the country’s "hydrogen economy".

just-auto Plus only BMW announces model updates for spring 2019

16 January 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

BMW will introduce a wave of enticing additions to standard specification and broaden the array of options available ex-factory in spring 2019, delivering a further boost to driving pleasure and...

CES - ZF looks to roll out AI across the company

14 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

ZF says AI will start to become prevalent across all aspects of its business as the computing power required advances yet further.

Cummins 1,000 lb-ft diesel for Ram HD pick-up

14 January 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Fiat Chrysler US today announces not only replacements for its long-lived Heavy Duty Ram pick-ups, but also a Cummins in-line six-cylinder engine with a class-best 1,000 lb-ft (1,356Nm) of torque.

just-auto Plus only Baidu unveils Apollo 3.5, autonomous driving platform at CES

11 January 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

At CES 2019, Baidu announced Apollo 3.5, the company's newest and most advanced autonomous driving platform capable of performing in complex urban and suburban situations. Baidu...

CES - Honda claims firsts for Dream Drive prototype cockpit

9 January 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Honda has showed off Dream Drive, a prototype of what is says is the auto industry's "first integrated driver and passenger infotainment, commerce, services and rewards dashboards within the vehicle environment", at CES 2019.

Visteon, Tencent, developing AI cockpits for Guangzhou

9 January 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Visteon and China internet technology specialist Tencent will jointly develop autonomous driving and intelligent cockpits, initially for the Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) R&D Center in China, the suppliers announced at CES 2019.

ZF expands partnership with Microsoft for digital services

9 January 2019 | Dave Leggett

ZF says it has expanded its partnership with Microsoft to 'establish one of the most comprehensive digital cloud platforms in the automotive market'.

Hella and AEye to develop customised perception solutions for ADAS

9 January 2019 | Dave Leggett

Hella, one of the world's leading automotive suppliers for lighting and electronics, and AEye, a world leader in artificial perception systems and the developer of iDAR, seek to extend their strategic partnership to deliver customised sensing and perception solutions for ADAS and Automated Driving (AD) based on AEye’s iDAR technology. Both parties will combine their complementary know-how and capabilities in their respective domains.

Visteon taps Qualcomm for cockpit technology

9 January 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Visteon is showing new cockpit electronics platforms using Qualcomm Technologies products at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.

just-auto Plus only PlusAI presents Level 4 AV truck driving technology at CES

9 January 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

PlusAI, a leading global self-driving company focused on enabling large-scale autonomous commercial trucking fleets, is showcasing its full-stack L4 autonomous truck technology at CES 2019 (booth...

just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor and WayRay unveil next-gen holographic navigation system at CES

9 January 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Hyundai Motor Group, in collaboration with Swiss deep-tech start-up company WayRay AG, has unveiled the world’s first Holographic Augmented Reality (AR) Navigation System equipped in the...

CES - ZF reveals its most powerful AI supercomputer yet

8 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

ZF has unveiled the latest iteration of its automotive supercomputer at the CES show here in Las Vegas, maintaining it is the most powerful AI-capable processing system in the automotive field.

Daimler's new investment for automated HCVs

8 January 2019 | Dave Leggett

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Daimler Trucks announced that it will invest EUR500m (around US$570m) over the next years and create more than 200 new jobs in its global push to bring highly automated trucks (SAE level 4) to the road 'within a decade'.

CES - Harman tech makes in-car conversations 'clearer'

8 January 2019 | Dave Leggett

Harman says its new 'Premium Communications' technology aims to bring an end to raised voices in the car and annoying background noise from in-car calls.

CES - Hyundai shows 'walking car'

8 January 2019 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai Motor Group has shown its 'Elevate' concept at CES in Las Vegas. It says the 'Ultimate Mobility Vehicle' (UMV), prepares communities in the event of a natural disaster'.

just-auto Plus only TMC, KDDI and AT&T jointly to enhance car connectivity capabilities

8 January 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Toyota and Lexus are bringing industry-leading connected car capabilities to their vehicles in the US. The collaboration of Toyota Motor North America, KDDI and AT&T will enable...

just-auto Plus only Lear to integrate Intu seating system into Rinspeed microSNAP

8 January 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader in seating and e-systems, announced a collaboration to integrate Lear's Intu comfort and wellness seating system into Rinspeed AG's...

just-auto Plus only HERE Technologies expands OTA Connect capabilities

8 January 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

HERE Technologies announced that it has expanded the capabilities of HERE OTA Connect, its highly secure over-the air solution for updating connected vehicles and IoT devices, to not only manage...

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