At just-auto, we understand the need for depth in analysis. Using a mixture of data and analysis, our portfolio of management briefings delve deeper into the issues and environment shaping today's news. Topics are grouped together on a monthly basis, allowing us to cover subjects from multiple angles, giving you an unrivalled view of what's important.

August 2015 management briefing: Innovative emission technologies

August 2015 management briefing: Innovative emission technologies

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.In this month's briefing we consider emissions issues.

July 2015 management briefing: Tomorrow

July 2015 management briefing: Tomorrow's steering systems

For many years, power steering technology was focused on hydraulic systems but demand is now favouring electric power steering mainly due to fuel consumption and logistical benefits. In this briefing extracted from just-auto/QUBE's research service, Matthew Beecham provides an overview of some key companies and developments in the steering sector.

June 2015 management briefing: Active safety systems

June 2015 management briefing: Active safety systems

Driver assistance systems use a combination of warnings and some degree of active intervention to help steer the driver away from trouble. While active intervention clearly holds many possibilities, it is also fraught with difficulty. This month, Matthew Beecham considers the stage we have reached with three advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS): rearview cameras; autonomous emergency braking systems; and head-up displays (HUDs) in cars.

April 2015 management briefing: Vehicle connectivity technologies

April 2015 management briefing: Vehicle connectivity technologies

The wave of advanced vehicle connectivity technologies coming to vehicles embrace a number of interlinked elements, from seamless personal connectivity, to driver assistance systems (and autonomous vehicle control), intelligent transport systems, on-board telematics and the changing human machine interface itself inside the vehicle. In this month's management briefing we talk to OEMs and examine key aspects of the connectivity revolution coming down the line.

March 2015 management briefing: powertrain batteries

March 2015 management briefing: powertrain batteries

Battery technologies for powertrain applications have become a focus of attention as OEMs seek to improve performance and reduce the costs of electrified vehicles – both hybrids and pure EVs. Matthew Beecham considers the bigger picture and efforts to cut costs.

February 2015 management briefing: 48V mild hybrids

February 2015 management briefing: 48V mild hybrids

Moving to a 48V architecture in hybrid and electric vehicles offers plenty of promise. It provides about four times the energy recuperation - from regenerative and friction braking - than is available on the traditional 12V system. In this month's management briefing, Calum MacRae takes a closer look at the emerging technology platform.

December 2014 management briefing: Review of 2014

December 2014 management briefing: Review of 2014

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers a personal take on some of the year's most significant developments.

November 2014 management briefing: Supplier industry financial review

November 2014 management briefing: Supplier industry financial review

Part 1 of this briefing reviews the recent financial results of a sample of major global auto suppliers; Part 2 highlights recent developments in industry structure, including M&A and IPO activity and corporate restructuring.

October 2014 management briefing: India automotive update

October 2014 management briefing: India automotive update

India's automotive sector has suffered tougher times lately as the domestic economy has turned down. In this month's management briefing, Tony Pugliese examines the latest developments.

September 2014 management briefing: Paris show preview

September 2014 management briefing: Paris show preview

The 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile opens to the press in early October. This month's Management Briefing offers a preview of the likely main new models, with a round up of the highlights to follow later next month.

August 2014 management briefing: Emerging markets in trouble

August 2014 management briefing: Emerging markets in trouble

In the full year 2014, Argentina, Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand & Turkey are set to become an even greater drag on global light vehicle markets than in FY13, declining by at 9.1% or 1.1m to 11.13m units. In the previous five years and during the global financial crisis they were key drivers. Sabine Blümel considers the implications for the industry.

July 2014 management briefing: Global light vehicle market

July 2014 management briefing: Global light vehicle market

The first half of the year has seen global light vehicle sales accelerate as expanding vehicle markets have more than compensated for those that have contracted. Dave Leggett eyes the latest global data and the outlook, with Tony Pugliese providing an update on the ASEAN region.

June 2014 management briefing: advances in lighting

June 2014 management briefing: advances in lighting

Automotive lighting continues to see rapid product development underpinned by advanced technologies and the needs of car designers to differentiate the product through imaginative lighting solutions. In this monthly briefing, extracted from just-auto's QUBE research service, we take a look at the sector and latest developments.

May 2014 management briefing: Beyond the BRICs

May 2014 management briefing: Beyond the BRICs

In this month's management briefing we take a look at selected emerging markets "beyond the BRICs".

April 2014 management briefing: UK engine manufacturing

April 2014 management briefing: UK engine manufacturing

The recent announcement by Bentley that its Crewe headquarters is to become the centre of excellence for the Volkswagen Group for all W12 engine production from the end of 2014 onwards served to further underline the strength of the UK's engine manufacturing sector. In April's management briefing, Calum MacRae considers this burgeoning sector and its prospects.

March 2014 management briefing: Geneva reflections

March 2014 management briefing: Geneva reflections

It's the annual event that quietly wakes Europe's auto industry into action after winter slumber. Now that it has come and gone, just-auto's future products editor, Glenn Brooks, reflects on the significant trends and vehicle world premieres at the 2014 Geneva Salon de l'Automobile.

February 2014 management briefing: mega-trends

February 2014 management briefing: mega-trends

Dave Leggett reviews some of the major mega-trends and drivers shaping the automotive industry.

January 2014 management briefing: world markets

January 2014 management briefing: world markets

For January's management briefing, we review developments and prospects for vehicle demand in the major regions of the world.

December 2013 management briefing: review of 2013

December 2013 management briefing: review of 2013

It has been another busy year for us on just-auto. We have covered the global automotive industry news, brought you interviews with key people, analysis and comment of what matters. Editor Dave Leggett reviews some of the main events, the highs and lows, the stand-outs and offers just a hint of what might be in store for 2014.

November 2013 management briefing: turbochargers

November 2013 management briefing: turbochargers

The key driver behind growing turbocharger use is the increasingly tough set of emissions rules which are deployed not just in developed markets but increasingly in developing markets too. In this month's management briefing we bring you selected extracts from just-auto QUBE's research service, Global light vehicle turbochargers market 2008 to 2028.

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