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Matthew is a freelancer with more than 18 years' experience of researching, writing and analysing market and technical trends in the global automotive components industry. Since 2000, he has served as an associate editor for just-auto.com, monitoring market and technical developments of a range of automotive component sectors from clutches to coatings, seating to shocks and wheels to wipers.
As a director of Auto Research Analysts Ltd, his custom research assignments have included working for AT Kearney, Belron, Bridgehead International, McKinsey, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Motorsport Industry Association, Motor Industry Research Association and the Economist Intelligence Unit. He has also written for magazines including Car Graphic (Japan), JAMA (Japan) and Automotive Engineer (UK). He was awarded a PhD in automotive technology transfer from Cranfield University.
Columns by Matthew Beecham
Matthew Beecham interviews automotive component industry specialists to learn more about changing technologies and new innovations.
Articles by Matthew Beecham
23 March 2017
Continuing just-auto/QUBE's series of research snapshots, this one takes a closer look at some trends in the application of water-repellent coatings, polycarbonate and solar control glazing.
23 March 2017
Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one automotive component suppliers, we spoke to Rasmus Frei, Senior Technical Manager Petrol Electrification, Robert Bosch UK, about fuel injection technologies and trends.
21 March 2017
Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one automotive component suppliers, we spoke to Silvano Veglia, Product Marketing Director Braking for Federal-Mogul Motorparts EMEA.
16 March 2017
Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to Ian Simmons, Vice President, Business Development, Corporate R&D, Magna International about smart materials, connectivity and autonomous car interiors.
13 March 2017
Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to Alexander Gaedke, head of system and advanced development of passenger cars steering systems at Robert Bosch Automotive Steering in Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany.
9 March 2017
UK-based emergency logistics specialist, Evolution Time Critical (ETC) was recently acquired by the Metro Supply Chain Group. To find how its business has shaped up since and how it views the implications for a hard (‘clean’) Brexit, we spoke to Brad Brennan, managing director of ETC.
8 March 2017
Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one automotive component suppliers, we spoke to Carsten Roch, head of Hella’s Driver Assistance Systems division about a novel radar sensor based on 77 GHz technology and interior lighting for the autonomous car.
28 February 2017
Concluding just-auto’s series of interviews with OEMs that enjoyed the limelight at the most recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we spoke to executives of BMW to learn more about the carmaker’s Connected Window, i Inside Future sculpture and the future of personalised, connected mobility.
28 February 2017
Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we caught up with Joe Walicki, President of Johnson Controls Power Solutions to consider 48-volt networks and the start-stop market.
27 February 2017
Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with global automotive multimedia players, we caught up with Tom Gebhardt, President, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America.