OEM Spotlight

27th July 2018

Tested: Ford Focus 2018 where robot takes the wheel

If there’s a mission statement from one of the most successful mass market carmakers in history, it’s that Ford will bring new innovation and technologies to the masses. It’s...


25th July 2018

SEAT tests C-V2X on Spanish roads

A Spanish carmaker and telecoms provider have tested C-V2X technology on open roads for the first time, reports Paul Myles. Telefónica and SEAT have teamed up to present the...


16th July 2018

Luxoft picked for Daimler’s software future

Daimler has chosen IT service provider Luxoft to help develop its future automotive software requirements, reports Paul Myles. The move continues the OEM march towards specialist partnerships to drive...


16th July 2018

Tested: Ford Focus 2018 – 1.5-litre EcoBoost

Ford’s gasoline three-cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has been wildly successful winning multiple international awards and impressing consumers with its combination of performance economy and lightweight that helps the vehicles...


9th July 2018

Baidu Churns Out Driverless Buses in China, Looks to Japan

China's Baidu is looking to expand its self-driving Apolong bus line both domestically, as well as overseas, with Japan as the next market for the company's autonomous technology.


22nd June 2018

Toyota plans control of in-car consumer services

Consumer experience demands a hands-on approach from automakers, Toyota’s Zack Hicks tells Paul Myles. Connected car service providers cannot expect to have the in-car playing field left open for...


11th May 2018

Energy peaks no trough for EVs, says Nissan

Sharing energy will help to solve electric vehicle surge issues, Nissan’s Gareth Dunsmore tells Paul Myles. One of the biggest challenges facing the prospect of an all-electric transport future...


4th May 2018

Cabin tech will drive the change in cars, says Citroën

Design and use of cars will be radically changed to suit emerging technologies, Citroën’s Xavier Peugeot told Paul Myles. Technology will be the major influencer in what cars will...


27th April 2018

LCVs can be at forefront of autonomy, says Citroën

City goods delivery will be the biggest challenge for driverless tech, Citroën’s David McQueen told Paul Myles. While much has been debated about personal consumer vehicle autonomy, adoption of...


13th April 2018

Ford launches its ‘bridge’ to a driverless future

In recent years carmakers have become reluctant to claim that ‘this is the best car ever built’ in a consumer market much more sophisticated and informed than it was...


1st December 2017

Connected bikes cannot compromise ‘freedom’, says Kawasaki

While connectivity services have been slow to catch on in the car industry, it’s been virtually moribund in the field of motorcycle marketing. Yet, in spite of this manufacturers...


9th December 2016

No fear from Ford over driverless or mobility

Many have predicted that the onset of the driverless car will greatly reduce the carmaker’s ability to rely on volume product sales to maintain their profits. On top of...