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