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Delphi Powertrain VP on compliance - Q&A

With the powertrain world reeling from a series of emissions-related revelations, ‘compliance’ may seem a brave subject to choose for a keyn...

Dayco on building aftermarket brand identity - Q&A

Dayco develops and manufactures engine products and drive systems, including timing belts, chain kits, belts and pulleys for the OE and afte...

Geely/Volvo architecture cooperation bears fruit

Peter Mertens, senior vice president, research and development, Volvo Car Group, describes the cooperative development of the new Compact Mo...

Tech Mahindra on developing ADAS - Q&A

Forming part of India’s Mahindra Group, Tech Mahindra is an IT service provider with an interest in developing driverless technologies. Matt...

Q&A with Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance 5 May 2016

Dave Leggett

Along with Dacia in Romania, Avtovaz in Russia and Samsung in Korea, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is now one of the top four automobile manufacturers with global sales of 8.5m in 2015. Roger Stansfield recently caught up with CEO Carlos Ghosn.

Federal-Mogul Motorparts on trends in the spark and glow plug market - Q&A 3 May 2016

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Bert De Haes, Group Product Manager Ignition EMEA at Federal-Mogul Motorparts about trends in the automotive spark and glow plug market.

Cruden on the changing use of simulators in the automotive industry - Q&A 19 Apr 2016

Matthew Beecham

The Dutch simulator expert, Cruden, has reacted to the automotive industry’s call for more open architecture and affordable simulator software options that do not restrict automotive companies from working with one simulator manufacturer’s hardware. It recently launched the Panthera Software Suite, making it available to users of any desktop, static or motion simulator and using almost any vehicle model. A surprise development has been the release of a free version of the software, Panthera Free. Matthew Beecham spoke to Maarten van Donselaar, CEO to find out why.

GKN VP discusses the Twinster AWD system on the Ford Focus RS - Q&A 18 Apr 2016

Matthew Beecham

For the new Ford Focus RS, driveline expert GKN developed a new version of its Twinster torque vectoring all-wheel drive (AWD) system. GKN Driveline’s Vice President of Global Product Technology, Dr Ray Kuczera, explains what drivers need to know about the system.

Faurecia marketing director on emissions control technologies – Q&A 15 Apr 2016

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Stéphane Martinot, marketing director of Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies about its exhaust heat power generation system, investigation into thermoelectric generators (TEGs) and how it helped Ford hit the right note on the Mustang.

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.

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