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Q&A - Visteon CEO Sachin Lawande

Visteon specialises in providing cockpit electronics to automotive manufacturers worldwide. CEO Sachin Lawande outlines the company’s strate...

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors VP Q&A

Last summer saw the official launch of Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co Ltd a...

Detroit interview - Ford CEO Mark Fields

Ford’s Fields tells just auto he wants to revolutionise the automotive customer experience....

Ansible Motion on using simulators for ADAS - Q&A

With ever increasing complexity comes the challenge of testing in the real world. Matthew Beecham spoke to Kia Cammaerts, founder of Ansible...


HERE Automotive on strategies to support autonomous driving 1 Feb 2016

Cat Dow

At the 2016 CES, Cat Dow talked with Floris Van Der Klashorst, vice-president of HERE Automotive. HERE's a creator of connected navigation solutions and since December 2015 has been owned by an alliance of the German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler.


Continental Automotive on next-generation sensor applications - Q&A 12 Jan 2016

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to executives of Continental Automotive about next-generation sensors and market growth.


Falken Tyres’ European marketing chief on a new branding strategy – Q&A 11 Jan 2016

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tyre makers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Falken Tyres’ newly-appointed European head of marketing, Stephan Cimbal. He joins at a crucial time for the business as parent Sumitomo Rubber Industries dissolves its relationship with Goodyear, allowing Falken Tyre to step out of the shadow of the Dunlop brand across Europe. With this, Cimbal is spearheading a new branding era and marketing approach for Falken.  


Harman on Dirac Research, audio market drivers and good margin options - Q&A Part 2 23 Dec 2015

Matthew Beecham

In our second interview with Harman, Matthew Beecham asked EVP and President Lifestyle Audio Division Michael Mauser about forces driving the audio market and innovations it is introducing to sustain growth.


AGC Automotive Europe on delivering larger glazed surfaces, smart screens and total solutions for OEMs – Q&A 18 Dec 2015

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one manufacturers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Antoine Luijkx of AGC Automotive Europe's Strategic Marketing department about some key market and technical trends driving the auto glazing sector and how windows could become a screen for more infotainment in the self-driving car.


Why Cytec Industries has opened a US$13m composite application centre in the UK – Q&A 17 Dec 2015

Matthew Beecham

Cytec Industries Inc recently opened a US$13 million application centre in Heanor, UK, adjacent to its existing manufacturing and R&D site. The opening marks another milestone for the advanced composite and process materials supplier in its strategy to develop new technologies for the automotive market. To find out more, we spoke to Alexander Aucken, Cytec Global Automotive Manager.


Harman on why partnering is essential in the infotainment and connectivity sector – Q&A Part 1 16 Dec 2015

Matthew Beecham

Harman recently partnered with Renesas to improve its in-vehicle network and infotainment solutions. Matthew Beecham caught-up with Harman’s Phil Eyler, Executive Vice President and President of Infotainment to find out how this alliance and others are supporting the brand in a highly competitive sector. In Part 2, we interview Harman’s EVP and President Lifestyle Audio Division Michael Mauser about the audio innovations it is bringing to the market to sustain growth.


Saint-Gobain Sekurit marketing director on thinner glazings, laminated sidelite fitment growth and polycarbonate windscreens - Q&A 14 Dec 2015

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one manufacturers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Dr Volkmar Offermann, Marketing Director of Saint-Gobain Sekurit about some key market and technical trends driving the auto glazing sector, including OEMs’ interest in thinner windows and even polycarbonate windshields.


GKN Driveline CEO on maintaining AWD leadership (part 2) 7 Dec 2015

Calum MacRae

GKN Driveline’s new CEO, Phil Swash, talked with just-auto’s Calum MacRae to discuss the challenges of maintaining leadership in the AWD business and the potential opportunities the VW scandal presents to the automotive industry. Here’s the second part of that interview.


How Renault partnered with València University to develop new powertrain concepts targeting CO2 reduction – Q&A 4 Dec 2015

Matthew Beecham

As automakers search for novel ways to improve fuel efficiency, technology partnering with universities remain popular. Matthew Beecham spoke to Pascal Tribotté and Frederic Ravet from Renault in France and Francisco Payri and Ricardo Novella from CMT Motores Térmicos at the Universitat Politècnica de València in Spain to learn how industry-academia collaboration can deliver some powerful results.


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