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By: Chris Wright | 22 November 2013
It’s been a busy few days for Jaguar Land Rover with three motor shows in three different countries on two continents. It stretches resources to the limit, but newly appointed global marketing director Phil Popham told just-auto that events and new model launches are now becoming part of everyday business.
By: Matthew Beecham | 18 November 2013
Although your car may be equipped with the latest advanced driver assistance systems thereby reducing the chances of an impact, this technology can increase costs of repair if something goes wrong. Conversely such technology can also reduce your insurance costs. UK-based Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre (Thatcham) have explored this topic and demonstrate how good design and inclusion of the right technologies can make a car more appealing to the consumer looking for good value in the long term. To find out more, Matthew Beecham talked with Matthew Avery, Thatcham’s head of research.
By: Simon Warburton | 15 November 2013
Richard Tucker is responsible for the technology development for Shell's commercial and industrial lubricants and fuels. Prior to 2006, when he was appointed to the role, Richard held a number of marketing roles for Shell in the automotive and auto components industry. He talked to Simon Warburton at Shell's recent Energy and Technology Forum near Paris.
By: Matthew Beecham | 13 November 2013
PFC Brakes develops and manufactures braking systems for motorsport, high-performance road, commercial vehicle and motorcycles. Matthew Beecham spoke to Peter Babbage, managing director at PFC Brakes Europe to discover how upcoming materials legislation is affecting the design of brake components for the commercial vehicle sector and how it is responding to ensure OEM and aftermarket customers can comply with the forthcoming legislation outlawing certain materials and how the technology could lead to lower running costs.
By: Matthew Beecham | 12 November 2013
BASF’s Performance Materials division focuses on industries such as automotive, construction, electrics and electronics. Here, Matthew Beecham talked with Bernhard Rosenau, Segment Management Automotive, Engineering Plastics Europe, BASF SE about some of the division's most recent PA and PU automotive applications.
By: Dave Leggett | 11 November 2013
Mark Ovenden, Ford's UK chief, tells Dave Leggett that he's happy with the gradual improvement to the UK economy, the state of the British car market and market leader Ford's position within it.
By: Simon Warburton | 11 November 2013
Selda Gunsel is currently vice president of Global Commercial Technology within Shell's Projects & Technology organisation. She is responsible for leading a global group of scientists and engineers, delivering a range of technology programmes including innovation, R&D and technical services to Shell Lubricants and B2B businesses including Marine, Aviation, Commercial Fuels and Specialties. Selda Gunsel spoke to Simon Warburton at Shell's recent Energy and Technology Forum near Paris.
By: Matthew Beecham | 5 November 2013
Electric vehicle technologies continue to advance, and more manufacturers are announcing the imminent arrival of new all-electric models. As the clamour for an all-EV future increases, Matthew Beecham catches up with Dr Colin Herron, managing director at Zero Carbon Futures, to find out if the infrastructure is in place to promote the widespread use of EVs, and if the consumer is ready to step away from the petrol pump.
By: Matthew Beecham | 1 November 2013
Dow Automotive Systems is a provider of polyurethanes, elastomers, films, fluids, adhesives, emissions solutions and acoustic-management materials to the global transportation industry. That includes supply to OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers for automotive applications in interior, exterior, under-the-hood, body-in-white structural, acoustic and thermal management, and powertrain. Here, Matthew Beecham talked with Eugenio Toccalino, Director of Strategic Marketing, Dow Automotive Systems.
By: Simon Warburton | 31 October 2013
Michael Kendall is an inward investment manager at Tees Valley Unlimited, the Local Enterprise Partnership for Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland as well Stockton on Tees. He talked to Simon Warburton at the SMMT's recent 'Meet the Funder' day near Birmingham.
By: Matthew Beecham | 29 October 2013
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By: Matthew Beecham | 23 October 2013
By: Glenn Brooks | 14 October 2013
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By: Glenn Brooks | 30 September 2013
By: Dave Leggett | 25 September 2013
By: Dave Leggett | 23 September 2013
By: Matthew Beecham | 23 September 2013
By: Matthew Beecham | 19 September 2013