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just-auto uses its unrivalled access to the top industry executives to bring you interviews with the personalities shaping the news all year round.

Federal-Mogul on trends in the plug market - Q&A

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Bert De Haes, Group Product Manager Ignition E...

Cruden on the changing use of simulators - Q&A

The Dutch simulator expert, Cruden, has reacted to the automotive industry’s call for more open architecture and affordable simulator softwa...

GKN VP on the Twinster AWD for Ford Focus RS - Q&A

For the new Ford Focus RS, driveline expert GKN developed a new version of its Twinster torque vectoring all-wheel drive (AWD) system. GKN D...

Faurecia marketing director on emission tech - Q&A

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Stéphane Martinot, marketing director of Faure...

Bonding with Dow Automotive – Q&A 14 Apr 2016

Matthew Beecham

Dow Automotive Systems, part of The Dow Chemical Company, has been in the business of adhesives for decades. Dr Matthew Beecham spoke to Dr Andreas Lutz, head of adhesives R&D with Dow Automotive in Horgen, Switzerland and Dr Stefan Dehnicke, R&D leader Specialty Adhesives at Dow Automotive in Schwalbach, Germany about the challenges of joining certain lightweight composites and recycled parts.

Delphi CTO targets user cockpit experience 12 Apr 2016

Dave Leggett

Delphi’s Chief Technology Officer, Jeff Owens, has told just-auto that the automotive battle for the Millennials is being played out in the user experience in the car cockpit.

Borealis Automotive on the increasing use and re-use of carbon fibre in mass produced cars – Q&A 11 Apr 2016

Matthew Beecham

Borealis AG develops solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers. Matthew Beecham spoke to Nicholas Kolesch, head of marketing for the group’s automotive business about the use of carbon fibre in vehicle manufacture, recycling trends and new automotive applications for polymers.

Henkel Automotive on composite leaf springs for the Volvo XC90 and adhesive market trends – Q&A 7 Apr 2016

Matthew Beecham

Henkel develops adhesive, sealant and functional coatings technologies for the automotive industry. Matthew Beecham caught up with Frank Kerstan, Global Programme Manager for Automotive Composites and his colleagues to learn more about Henkel’s composite leaf spring for Volvo, adhesives for windscreens, and electro ceramic coatings.

Bosch on the IoT, connectivity, sensors and cameras – Q&A 29 Mar 2016

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one automotive component suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Arun Srinivasan, head of Bosch’s UK automotive division about advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and how the connected car will become the third living space – next to home and office.

Magna Electronics’ global product director on affordable semi-autonomous driving technologies - Q&A 23 Mar 2016

Matthew Beecham

On a freeway close to Magna’s North American headquarters in Troy, Michigan, we got the opportunity to observe the supplier’s advanced driver assistance technologies in action. When the moment was right – and lanes clearly marked - our driver, Chris Van Dan Elzen, Global Product Director, Far Field Driver Assistance Systems, Magna Electronics took his hands off the steering wheel and let the Cadillac ATS steer itself.  With the demo car safely parked up, Matthew Beecham learned more about such novelties and what else is in the pipeline.

Evolution Time Critical on how to avoid automotive supply chain failure - Q&A 18 Mar 2016

Matthew Beecham

UK-based emergency logistics specialist, Evolution Time Critical recently introduced a bespoke transport management system, recruited staff and generated a 19 percent increase in revenues. Matthew Beecham spoke to Brad Brennan, managing director of ETC to find out more.

Magna Steyr President on launching products smarter and quicker – Q&A 16 Mar 2016

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with global component manufacturers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Karl-Friedrich Stracke, President Fahrzeugtechnik & Engineering of Magna Steyr about its smart factory, lightweighting and what makes a good acquisition target. Magna Steyr is a major engineering and manufacturing partner to automakers.

Magna's CTO on autonomous driving, cyber security, lightweighting and Stadco - Q&A 15 Mar 2016

Matthew Beecham

Magna International develops and manufactures an array of automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, as well as being the world’s largest brand-independent assembler of complete vehicles. Matthew Beecham caught up with Swamy Kotagiri, Chief Technology Officer, Magna International to learn more about the supplier’s technologies, from ADAS to the use of certain materials for lightweighting.

Bosch and their take on the Internet of Things 14 Mar 2016

Kit Fordson

The Bosch Connected World event in Berlin is an industry invitation-only gathering. It’s fast-becoming a sought-after Internet of Things (IoT) prediction machine and this year’s proved no different with the announcement of Bosch’s IoT private cloud solution. Kit Fordson spoke with Dr Rainer Kallenbach, the Chairman of the Executive Board of Bosch Software Innovations, to get more insight.

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