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New UK Site is Roadmap for the Automotive Industry

Sponsored jointly by IBM and business software supplier JBA, "just-auto" has launched in the UK, aimed at IT and business professionals in the automotive industry.

Calling itself the "Online Automotive Supplier Industry Magazine," just-auto carries breaking news from Reuters, guest writer features, industry statistics and surveys, best practice articles, publications and a diary of all the major automotive events.

"Just-auto presents the industry with an ideal forum for an exchange of ideas and information," said Susan Hill, director of automotive business development at JBA.

"It exists purely for the industry and will be shaped by its needs and wants," added Hill.

Providing the content for just-auto are Deloitte and Touche, the European Automotive Initiative Group (EAIG), Future Three, the Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA), Market Facts and Business Intelligence (MFBI), American Software, Odette, PricewaterhouseCoopers, World Automotive Industry Trends (WAIT) and the Centre for Automotive Industry Research (CAIR).

One of the key features of just-autos is the forum, where companies and event organisers can paste their news announcements, and where readers can add their comments.

"It will serve as a 24-hour meeting point, an antidote to the global nature of the industry that leads to all sorts of communication problems, from languages to time zones," says the just-autos launch announcement.