All articles by Matthew Beecham

Matthew Beecham

The HMI ‘revolution’ – Q&A with Volvo Cars

When Volvo Cars announced its new collaboration with Epic Games, it was billed as the beginning of a revolution in the in-car Human Machine Interface (HMI). Matthew Beecham spoke with Thomas Stovicek, Volvo Cars’ Head of User Experience, to understand where this revolution will lead the brand.

Finding the edge of EV efficiency through motor and driveline technologies

Drive System Design’s Engineering Director John Morton offers insight into the evolution of driveline technologies for electric vehicles and what the future may hold.

Interior design and technology – Toyota GR Yaris

We slip inside this pocket rocket for a closer look.

100 per cent sustainable tyres by 2050

While the tyre industry itself is economically important, it is also politically sensitive because of its size and environmental impact. To learn more about sustainability in the tyre industry, we spoke to
Dr Bernd Löwenhaupt, managing director at Sumitomo Rubber Europe.

Shedding light on simulation software

Facing increased product complexity and reduced lead times, Tier 1 lighting system supplier ZKW turned to rFpro’s virtual simulation software to help accelerate development. Matthew Beecham caught up with Josh Wreford, Automotive Manager at rFpro, to learn more about the role of virtual simulation in engineering and refining automotive lighting systems.

How flash LiDAR is supporting software-defined vehicles

To learn more about software-defined vehicles and how flash LiDAR will be a key part of making that a reality, Matthew Beecham caught up with Paul Drysch, CEO of PreAct Technologies.

Magnesium wheels are increasingly under consideration by OEMs

SMW Wheels division of SMW Group has been supplying forged wheels for the Bugatti-Rimac Nevera, and is now developing forged magnesium wheels, which will provide weight savings of approximately 25 per cent compared to alloy.

Driver-in-the-Loop simulation comes of age

Simulator manufacturer Ansible Motion has made significant sales with its Delta series S3 simulator revealed earlier this year. Alongside BMW, Honda and Continental, the UK firm announced it had sold its simulator to Deakin University in Australia, underlining the versatility of its driver-in-the-loop simulator. The demand is not just for the products either, as the Hethel-based company has just been acquired by AB Dynamics. Matthew Beecham spoke to founder and technical director Kia Cammaerts from Ansible Motion to understand the reasons behind its acquisition and plans.

Interior design and technology – Vauxhall Astra

The eighth and latest generation Vauxhall Astra looks super-stylish. But what makes its interior feel superb in a crowded marketplace? We take a look.

Interior design and technology – Citroën C3 Aircross

At first glance, this small SUV cuts a dash with its quirky body styling, funky cabin and customisation options. We take a closer look inside.