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COVID-19 recovery ebbs and flows - the week

12 Jun 20 | Graeme Roberts

It was, as you have probably already noted yourself, something of a mixed week. COVID-19 ebbed and flowed by country奇迹彩票官网, with some pockets of the US flaring back up a little following relaxing of lockdown, other defying the trend with infections and deaths continuing to fall even as people mingled more in newly socially distanced bars, restaurants and, of course, even the slowly reopening casinos of Las Vegas and other gambling hot spots.


How data farming can accelerate AV development

11 Jun 20 | Matthew Beecham

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) rely on artificial intelligence (AI) to direct behaviour. AI is built up through machine learning in which algorithms are fed with millions of data points yet this process is currently creating a bottleneck for the industry. Continuing just-auto/AIC’s series of interviews, we spoke to Matt Daley, managing director of rFpro, about how his company is addressing it.


Taking on Tesla - will Polestar prosper?

11 Jun 20 | Glenn Brooks

Sales volume remains miniscule; still, Polestar believes it has everything in place to thrive as a seller of high priced cars and crossovers. Production of the first two models is underway, market launches in many countries will happen soon and additional models are coming into view. Will Volvo and Geely's fully charged sports EV division fly or falter?


D&C - Looking to the post-Covid automotive world (4)

10 Jun 20 | Dave Leggett

In the fourth 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.


Pushing digitalisation beyond consumerism

10 Jun 20 | Guest

In a sixth guest article written exclusively for just-auto, Dato Madani Sahari, the CEO of Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), outlines how Malaysia is helping industry players to digitalise their entire business value chain for better results and performance. It's an opportunity that the COVID-19 pandemic has further opened up.


China奇迹彩票官方网站 market gains give auto industry a lift

9 Jun 20 | Dave Leggett

New vehicle sales in China奇迹彩票官方网站 rose by almost 12% year-on-year to 2.14 million units in May 奇迹彩票官方网站, according to preliminary data released by the China奇迹彩票官方网站 Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).


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UPDATED - Daily automotive coronavirus briefing FREE TO READ

12 Jun 奇迹彩票官方网站 | Graeme Roberts

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


Toyota to avoid losses in fiscal 奇迹彩票官方网站/21

12 Jun 奇迹彩票官方网站 | editorial team

Toyota Motor announced at its annual general meeting (AGM) it expected to remain profitable in the current fiscal year ending 31 March 2021, thanks to years of cost cutting and efficiency drive.


Lear Pine Grove to make 500,000 face masks per week

12 Jun 奇迹彩票官方网站 | Simon Warburton

Lear has added new equipment to its operations in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania to make up to 500,000 protective face masks per week.


Vietnam sales drop 29% in May

12 Jun 奇迹彩票官方网站 | editorial team

New vehicle sales in Vietnam fell by just over 29% to 18,571 units in May 奇迹彩票官方网站 from 26,181 units in the same month of last year, according to wholesale data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


Britishvolt narrows to two Welsh gigafactory sites

12 Jun 奇迹彩票官方网站 | Simon Warburton

Battery manufacturer, Britishvolt has selected what it refers to as "two promising sites" for the UK’s first 30-plus GWh gigafactory, from an initial 42 locations, with Bro Tathan in South Wales leading the way.


PSA launches UK Virtual Showroom

12 Jun 奇迹彩票官方网站 | Simon Warburton

PSA has launched a new Virtual Showroom in the UK, which allows customers to view models with live tours, interact with brand specialists, book test drives and purchase vehicles.

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Beecham Beecham's Tech-Talk

Matthew Beecham interviews automotive component industry specialists to learn more about changing technologies and new innovations.


The Week That Was The Week That Was

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From the Editor From the Editor

just-auto editor Dave Leggett's overview of the auto industry, its companies, products and people.



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