26th January 2018

Toyota’s interiors affiliate plots profit course

The oldest company in the Toyota conglomerate, older than Toyota Motor itself, is positioning itself to be one of the group’s crown jewels in perpetuity. ToyotaBoshoku, the automaker’s interiors...


12th January 2018

Rinspeed Snap all about POD-sibilities

Forward-thinking companies seem to be coming to the same conclusion about what type of vehicle architecture is best suited for the age of self-driving cars achieving Level 5 autonomy,...


8th December 2017

JLR sticking virtual bonnet badges on the connected car

Connectivity in a car can be an offering that plays to brand image just like any other traditional accessory. That’s the view of Nick Castle customer service director at...


1st December 2017

Confusion is the enemy of mobility technology, says Maven

Range anxiety is one of the most frequently discussed issues surrounding electric vehicles. In addition to the variances among car models – no two EVs offer the same range...


17th November 2017

Infiniti’s variable-compression engine packs punch

Shinichi Kiga cracks a smile as we lead-foot our Infiniti QX50 test mule down the back straightaway here at Nissan’s desert proving grounds. Kiga, Nissan’s chief powertrain engineer-gasoline engine project group,...


8th November 2017

TU-Automotive Europe 2017: Day 2

Continued from Day 1 It is now almost common wisdom in the wider automotive ecosystem – and it was stated on both days of the TU-Automotive Europe conference in...


3rd November 2017

Buick to get busy with EVs, brand chief says

When General Motors revealed its ambitious battery-electric vehicle plan last month, the automaker called it a multi-brand strategy. But Buick likely will play a prominent role in the early...


20th October 2017

We must make EV to go-to transport choice, says Nissan

European governments must get involved by investing in smart city solutions to help spread of electrification in the auto industry. That’s the clear message spelled out by Nissan at...


13th October 2017

Partnerships will make business sparks fly says Nissan

Nissan is on the hunt for partners to share in a vision that goes beyond mobility solutions and extends into earning revenues for its car owners. During the third...


29th September 2017

No silver bullet for lightweighting

How to get weight out of vehicles that already have been made significantly lighter is a conundrum facing suppliers and automakers alike. Unfortunately, there is no silver-bullet solution that...


29th September 2017

Balancing robust build with flexibility is the challenge for carmakers

The automotive industry is paradoxical. Arguably at the forefront of technological advances when it comes to intelligent systems and prototyping automation, the industry remains hamstrung by traditional production processes...


22nd September 2017

Buckle up for different speeds of auto tech adoption

Driverless and electrification could be set to break-up our concept of globalisation where nations seek different mobility solutions based more on cultural than economic constraints. That’s the scene being...