By: Matthew Beecham
Matthew Beecham interviews automotive component industry specialists to learn more about changing technologies and new innovations.
Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers at the 2015 IAA, Matthew Beecham met with Peter Heimbrock, Director Engineering Tedrive Steering Systems GmbH to learn about its steering innovations and ambitions to grow business in China.
Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers at the 2015 IAA, Matthew Beecham met with Dr Christian Amsel, Member of the Executive Board, Business Division Electronics, Hella to enquire about tomorrow’s advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) cameras and sensors.
Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers at the 2015 IAA show, Matthew Beecham talked to Tim Jackson, Executive Vice President Technology, Strategy and Business Development, Tenneco Inc and Ben Patel, Vice President, Clean Air, Global Research and Development and Systems Integration, Tenneco Inc.
Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers at the 2015 IAA, Matthew Beecham caught-up with Lisa J Bahash, Group Vice President and General Manager, Original Equipment, MaryAnn Wright, Vice President Engineering & Product Development, and Craig W Rigby, Advanced Market & Tech Strategist, Original Equipment, all Johnson Controls Power Solutions.
Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, Matthew Beecham caught up with Swamy Kotagiri, Chief Technology Officer of Magna International at the 2015 IAA to learn more about tomorrow’s car seating, cameras and sensors.
Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one braking system suppliers, Matthew Beecham caught-up with Felix Bietenbeck, executive vice president, business unit vehicle dynamics, Continental Corporation.
In this interview with Continental covering cameras and sensors, Matthew Beecham spoke to Christian Schumacher, head of business unit, NAFTA, advanced driver assistance systems, Continental Corporation. It was carried out in the relative tranquility of Hall 5.1 at the 2015 IAA extravaganza where the global supplier's booth bristled with innovation on automated driving, electrification of the powertrain and intelligent connectivity of driver, vehicle and environment.
Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to John Fuerst, Vice President Engineering, Delphi Powertrain Systems about how developments in aftertreatment are affecting the choice of engine management strategy. Delphi Powertrain Systems encompasses gasoline and diesel engine management systems. It also has responsibility for diesel and automotive aftermarket activities and original equipment services.
Continuing just-auto’s series of research snapshots – pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some trends in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) market.
As automakers search for weight reduction in all parts of the vehicle, Matthew Beecham spoke to Mark Findlay, managing director at UK engineering consultancy, Drive System Design (DSD) about how weight savings might be made in the transmission and driveline.
The main forces driving automotive emission technology are, of course, the ever increasing stringent emissions regulations worldwide. These in turn are triggering a raft of innovation in developing fuel efficient engines such as diesel or lean burn gasoline engines with high demands in particulate emissions reduction and NOx reduction technology. Alternatives fuels are another viable way to reduce CO2. For this second part of our management briefing, we talked with executives of Aeristech, Zircotec and Federal-Mogul about trends in after-treatment, exhaust coatings and 'upstream' factors influencing emissions as part of a move towards higher energy ignition systems.
As automakers increasingly use simulation to supplement their vehicle test programmes, Matthew Beecham spoke to Chris Hoyle, technical director at rFpro, the simulator software company which recently won an award for its new approach to producing digital road models.
Camber Ridge is a new tyre testing facility set to open in 2016 in North Carolina, US. It aims to offer tyre manufacturers, vehicle OEMs and Tier 1’s the opportunity to measure the dynamic properties of tyres in an environment that blends testing on real road surface with the controlled conditions found in development laboratories. Matthew Beecham spoke to Camber Ridge’s CEO, Dr James F Cuttino, about the centre and its plans.
The car's exhaust system is a technology hotbed, playing a decisive role in controlling emissions and acoustic comfort. Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE with comment from market leaders Tenneco and Faurecia - Matthew Beecham reviews some technical trends in the exhaust sector.
As powertrain engineers seek constant improvements in engine efficiency, often through downsizing and boosting, they are exposing the limitations of existing turbocharging and supercharging technologies. Matthew Beecham spoke to Bryn Richards, CEO of UK-based Aeristech, about the latest developments in this area and what they could mean for future vehicles.
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