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Frankfurt IAA world debuts - Peugeot 2008 and BMW G16 Gran Coupe

19 June 2019 | Glenn Brooks

The second generation Peugeot 2008 will have its public and motor show debuts at the Frankfurt motor show in September, as will an electric version. G16, the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé, is another world premiere.

Interior design and technology – Fiat Tipo

6 June 2019 | Matthew Beecham

Designed in Italy and assembled in Turkey, the Fiat Tipo has been a fairly common sight on European roads since 2015 but not for much longer. FCA has already let it be known that this model will not be replaced once production ends in 2023. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside this family car.

Nissan future models - platforms and timings

4 June 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Twenty years on from its rescue by Renault, Nissan Motor is unrecogniseable from the heavily indebted firm which Louis Schweitzer, Carlos Ghosn and Yoshikazu Hanawa began rebuilding in 1999 with the creation of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. In the post-Ghosn era and with a proposed FCA-Renault merger under discussion, what might the 2020s hold for Nissan?

ANALYSIS - Skoda Kodiaq vRS

30 April 2019 | Glenn Brooks

It's now easy to spend more than forty thousand pounds on a Škoda. Should anyone do that though? When the vehicle in question is the Kodiaq vRS, the answer is yes, but with qualifications.

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Delphi Technologies’ CTO on smart propulsion solutions, GDi and the CV diesel market

18 June 2019 | Matthew Beecham

Since its spin-off from Delphi Automotive in 2017, Delphi Technologies has been pushing back the technical boundaries on a number of fronts. Last month, we learned that it has developed a 500+ bar GDi system that can reduce particulate emissions by up to 50 per cent compared to 350 bar system without expensive engine design modifications. Last January, the supplier revealed at CES its Intelligent Driving technology, which could put 'self-aware' cars on the road by 2022-23. To learn more about these and other innovations, we caught up with Mary Gustanski, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Delphi Technologies.

Fuel for thought - some low carbon alternatives

14 May 2019 | Matthew Beecham

A greener form of motoring, low carbon vehicles emit fewer harmful gases compared to a conventional car. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews, we caught up with Paul Turner, engineering director at Revolve Technologies, a powertrain engineering specialist to discuss its low carbon vehicle projects, electrification, lithium-ion and the prospects for hydrogen FCEVs.

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Nvidia unveils supercomputer for developing AVs

19 June 2019 | Dave Leggett

Nvidia has unveiled the world’s 22nd fastest supercomputer – DGX SuperPOD – which it says provides AI infrastructure that meets the massive demands of the company’s autonomous-vehicle deployment programme.

Ficosa CarCom platform receives European RED certification

19 June 2019 | Dave Leggett

Ficosa says it is the first global manufacturer to receive European RED certification for its CarCom platform with Cellular-V2X technology.

just-auto Plus only Continental to preinstall digital tyre monitoring in larger tyres

18 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Innovative and interconnected services are the basis of future mobility – all along the entire supply chain. And already today, eight out of ten companies use digital solutions to handle and...

Bridgestone introduces lightweight tyre technology

17 June 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Bridgestone has announced the launch of Enliten, a new light weight tyre technology claimed to reduce material use and rolling resistance, contribute to reduced CO2 emissions and wear the same as a standard original equipment tyre.

Toyota North America to standardise two environment/safety items

14 June 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) plans to standardise Automatic Engine Shut Off and Automatic transmission Park selection.

Huawei working with Audi and GAC on driverless cars

13 June 2019 | Dave Leggett

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei says it will launch self-driving cars as early as 2021 in partnership with several carmakers, including Audi, Toyota and Chinese firms.

Hyundai steps up collaboration with Aurora Innovation

13 June 2019 | editorial team

Hyundai Motor said it was expanding its collaboration with US self-driving technology developer Aurora Innovation to accelerate co-development of autonomous vehicle technology.

Volvo Trucks puts Vera to work in a Swedish port

13 June 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Volvo Trucks' electric, connected and autonomous vehicle Vera will transport goods from a logistics centre to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden.

just-auto Plus only Renesas develops flash memory technology for automotive MCUs

13 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the development of a new flash memory technology that achieves larger memory capacities, higher...

Ford opens tech centre in Israel

12 June 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Ford has opened its Israeli research centre in Tel Aviv.

FCA US and Aurora to develop self-driving commercial vehicles

12 June 2019 | Dave Leggett

FCA US and Aurora announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding laying the groundwork for a powerful partnership to develop and deploy self-driving commercial vehicles.

just-auto Plus only New Mercedes-Benz passenger cars comply with Euro 6d-Temp standard

12 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Significantly reduced NOx emissions is a characteristic feature of vehicles which are certified according to the Euro 6d-Temp standard. All Mercedes-Benz passenger cars that can be ordered in the...

just-auto Plus only Nio Pilot updated with additional features

11 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Nio announced an update to Nio Pilot, the advanced driving assistant system (ADAS), adding seven features. At the same time, the company announced the Nio OS smart operating system was upgraded to...

Toyota partners with CATL, BYD to meet new EV target

10 June 2019 | editorial team

Toyota Motor announced it was joining forces with Chinese battery manufacturers Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) and BYD Auto to increase its global sales of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz presents new child safety concept in ESF 2019

10 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

A new concept for child safety in the ESF 2019 Experimental Safety Vehicle which was recently presented by Mercedes-Benz shows how protection for children can be further improved. With this child...

just-auto Plus only Ford Ranger line-up features Driver Assist Technology suite

7 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Ford Ranger and Ranger Raptor now bring Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection as standard across the range, to offer its most comprehensive Driver Assist Technology suite...

Harman launches new dual-mode V2X system for automotive safety

6 June 2019 | Dave Leggett

Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, has unveiled a new Dual-Mode V2X system, aimed at enhancing automotive safety.

just-auto Plus only Renesas accelerates ADAS development with Perception Quick Start software

6 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, continues to accelerate the development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) systems with a new...

Jaguar Land Rover and BMW to collaborate on next gen EV tech

5 June 2019 | Dave Leggett

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and BMW Group have announced they are joining forces to develop next generation Electric Drive Units (EDUs) in a move they say will support the advancement of electrification technologies in automotive.

GM and Michelin collaborate on airless tyre planned for 2024 production

5 June 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Michelin and General Motors have shown off a new generation of airless wheel technology, the Uptis Prototype (for Unique Puncture-proof Tire System), at the Movin'On Summit for sustainable mobility.

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