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.

May 2017 management briefing – autonomous car market opportunities

May 2017 management briefing – autonomous car market opportunities

Three megatrends impacting the automotive industry - fuel efficiency, individualisation and autonomous driving - will shape and form tomorrow’s car. Autonomous cars will open up new opportunities, including self-driving car shares and ‘free’ time behind the wheel.

April 2017 management briefing - mid-range segment interior trends

April 2017 management briefing - mid-range segment interior trends

This month's management briefing takes a closer looks at interior design and technology trends for mid-size models.

March 2017 management briefing - Geneva Show essentials

March 2017 management briefing - Geneva Show essentials

The annual Geneva Motor Show offers a tantalising look at new product planned for the European and global car markets. Our need-to-know list of debuts is concise and comprehensive.

February 2017 management briefing - Supplier innovations update

February 2017 management briefing - Supplier innovations update

As connectivity and active safety increasingly dominate advanced automotive technological innovation, Matthew Beecham reviews the latest supplier innovations.

January 2017 management briefing - 2017 CES innovations

January 2017 management briefing - 2017 CES innovations

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is becoming a firm automotive industry fixture in early January. Matthew Beecham reports on the latest innovations from the 2017 show.

December 2016 management briefing: Review of 2016

December 2016 management briefing: Review of 2016

he year 2016 certainly threw up one or two surprises with significant implications for the auto industry. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett sifts through the just-auto archive month-by-month.

November 2016 management briefing: The rise of car sharing

November 2016 management briefing: The rise of car sharing

While car sharing has been around since the 1950s, it only really came of age in the 1990s. Since then its use has risen. We review the latest car share schemes, prospects for self-driving sharing and design implications.

October 2016 management briefing: A look at seating trends

October 2016 management briefing: A look at seating trends

The three megatrends impacting the global automotive industry, namely fuel efficiency, individualisation and autonomous driving, strongly influence tomorrow's car seat. Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots this one takes a closer look at some approaches to car seat design.

September 2016 management briefing: Paris Motor Show

September 2016 management briefing: Paris Motor Show

In this month's management briefing, we review OEM model strategies from the backdrop of the Paris Motor Show.

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.

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