Automotive management briefings


just-auto's management briefings mix data and analysis to provide unrivalled in-depth coverage. Monthly management briefings view important subjects from multiple angles, delving deeper into the issues, topics and environment shaping today's news.

July 2016 management briefing: Redefining European car buyer groups

July 2016 management briefing: Redefining European car buyer groups

Johnson Controls Automotive Seating worked with researchers from Concept M institute for market psychology to define a set of more meaningful categories that pinpoint the diverse needs and wants of today's European drivers. We summarise the findings.

June 2016 management briefing: Electronic suspension systems

June 2016 management briefing: Electronic suspension systems

Electronic suspension controls the vertical movement of a vehicle's wheels relative to its chassis or body, providing greater control - unlike conventional passive suspension systems, with fixed damper settings which compromise comfort and handling. This briefing reviews electronic suspension systems.

April 2016 management briefing: Autonomous driving gets closer

April 2016 management briefing: Autonomous driving gets closer

In this month's management briefing, we take a look at some of the latest developments in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and how they are nudging vehicles closer to autonomous drive capability.

March 2016 management briefing: Iran

March 2016 management briefing: Iran's auto industry

Through a review of seven years of Iranian light vehicle production data, just-auto provides an understanding of the automotive industry's current situation and identifies trends and opportunities in the sector that are now available.

February 2016 management briefing: Geneva Motor Show

February 2016 management briefing: Geneva Motor Show

The annual Geneva Motor Show is a showcase for new models aimed at the European car market. Glenn Brooks reviews the key models and discusses their significance.

January 2016 management briefing: Supplier innovations for autonomous drive

January 2016 management briefing: Supplier innovations for autonomous drive

We review supplier autonomous driving innovations at the Consumer Electronics show (CES) and Detroit auto show. Suppliers Autoliv, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Denso, Magna, Valeo, Visteon and ZF TRW will affect how autonomous cars will perform.

December 2015 management briefing: Review of 2015

December 2015 management briefing: Review of 2015

In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2015. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers a personal take on some of the year's most significant developments.

October 2015 management briefing: key supplier technologies update

October 2015 management briefing: key supplier technologies update

The IAA in Frankfurt, the world's biggest auto show, is about more than just new cars. Suppliers' stands featured lightweight innovations to reduce emissions and improve safety, comfort and communications. Matthew Beecham met executives from the world's leading component suppliers.

September 2015 management briefing: Frankfurt IAA preview/review

September 2015 management briefing: Frankfurt IAA preview/review

The biennial Frankfurt Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) took place in September. In this month's briefing, we took a close look at the major models on display in the context of OEM product strategies.

August 2015 management briefing: Innovative emission technologies

August 2015 management briefing: Innovative emission technologies

Worldwide stringent emissions regulations are driving automotive emission technology. Innovation in fuel efficient engines include 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 years, power steering technology focused on hydraulic systems. Demand now favours electric power steering due to fuel consumption and logistical benefits. In this briefing from just-auto/QUBE's research service, Matthew Beecham studies key steering sector companies and developments.

June 2015 management briefing: Active safety systems

June 2015 management briefing: Active safety systems

Car driver assistance systems use warnings and active intervention to keep drivers safe. While active intervention is laudable, it is difficult. Matthew Beecham considers three advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS): rearview cameras; autonomous emergency braking systems; and head-up displays (HUDs).

April 2015 management briefing: Vehicle connectivity technologies

April 2015 management briefing: Vehicle connectivity technologies

Advanced vehicle connectivity technologies embrace interlinked elements, from seamless personal connectivity, to driver assistance systems (and autonomous vehicle control), intelligent transport systems, on-board telematics and the human machine interface inside the vehicle. We talk to OEMs about the connectivity revolution.

March 2015 management briefing: powertrain batteries

March 2015 management briefing: powertrain batteries

New battery technologies for powertrain applications are vital for OEMs seeking 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

The 48V architecture in hybrid and electric vehicles offers plenty of promise, providing four times the energy recuperation - from regenerative and friction braking - available from traditional 12V systems. 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 reviews the financial results of some major global auto suppliers; Part 2 highlights 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 2014, Argentina, Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand & Turkey will likely depress global light vehicle numbers further, declining by 9.1%, or 1.1m to 11.13m units. In the previous five years they were key drivers. Sabine Blümel considers the implications.

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