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Matthew Beecham


Matthew BeechamBiography

Matthew is a freelancer with more than 18 years' experience of researching, writing and analysing market and technical trends in the global automotive components industry. Since 2000, he has served as an associate editor for just-auto.com, monitoring market and technical developments of a range of automotive component sectors from clutches to coatings, seating to shocks and wheels to wipers.

As a director of Auto Research Analysts Ltd, his custom research assignments have included working for AT Kearney, Belron, Bridgehead International, McKinsey, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Motorsport Industry Association, Motor Industry Research Association and the Economist Intelligence Unit. He has also written for magazines including Car Graphic (Japan), JAMA (Japan) and Automotive Engineer (UK). He was awarded a PhD in automotive technology transfer from Cranfield University.

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Beecham's Tech-Talk

Matthew Beecham interviews automotive component industry specialists to learn more about changing technologies and new innovations.

Articles by Matthew Beecham


Dennis NobeliusCES - Zenuity on making autonomous driving a reality

18 January 2018

Zenuity was formed a year ago as a joint venture of Volvo and Autoliv. Its mission is to help transform the auto industry into the autonomous age by creating and delivering leading advanced driver assistance, automated driving, and cloud-based automotive software. The company is working on developing universal autonomous driving technology that emphasises safety and security. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews at CES, we met with Dennis Nobelius, Zenuity's president to learn more about the company’s progress to date.


Mike PetersCES - Harman EVP on the next level of car connectivity

17 January 2018

Just under a year ago, Harman International became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. Focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, the pair have already leveraged their combined teams and resources to drive future mobility forward. They used the most recent CES to reveal a variety of novel connected car solutions that support their joint mission to become the leader in connectivity and autonomous driving: connecting the lives of people, whether at home, on the go, or together in the car. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews at CES, we sat down with Mike Peters, executive vice president and president, Connected Car, Harman to learn more about the company’s showcase.


Mikael SoderbergCES – Luxoft on digital cockpit, autonomous driving and connected mobility services

16 January 2018

Luxoft, a global IT service provider, used the most recent CES to demonstrate its latest digital cockpit, autonomous driving and connected mobility services. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews at the CES, we caught up with Mikael Soderberg, Senior Director, Technology Strategy and Przemek Berendt, Vice President of Global Marketing, Luxoft to learn more.


Arnd WeilCES - Nuance Communications on the future for voice-controlled in-car assistants

11 January 2018

Nuance is a developer of conversational and cognitive technologies. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews at the CES this week, we spoke to Arnd Weil, VP & General Manager Automotive & Consumer Electronics, Nuance Communications about the company’s Dragon Drive and other technologies. 


Avi ReichentalCES – Techniplas on the way forward for 3D printing in the auto industry

10 January 2018

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with automotive suppliers exhibiting at CES, we caught up with Techniplas’ CEO, Avi Reichental. The company is using CES this week to showcase a Mini-Cooper that has been gutted and replaced with 3D printed parts, including smart connected products, such as cognitive LED lights that are embedded into the car’s exterior. The car also features high-gloss and scratch resistant surfaces, and an air-water filter system that gives drivers cleaner air to breathe. Techniplas’ technology is also featured in the latest Rinspeed concept car.


Sachin LawandeCES - Visteon CEO on the prospects for all-digital clusters, AR-HUDs and display audio

9 January 2018

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with automotive suppliers exhibiting at CES, we caught up with Sachin Lawande, President and CEO of Visteon for an update on company’s operations and recent infotainment business wins.


Dr. Karsten MichelsCES - Continental on connectivity, Alexa and a speakerless sound system

8 January 2018

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with automotive suppliers exhibiting at CES, we spoke to Dr Karsten Michels, head of Interior Systems & Technology, division Interior, Continental to learn more about the company’s showcase.


Omer KeilafCES - Innoviz Technologies’ mission to enable the mass commercialisation of AVs

5 January 2018

Initiating just-auto/QUBE's series of interviews with automotive suppliers exhibiting at CES this month, we spoke to Omer Keilaf, CEO and Co-founder of Innoviz Technologies just ahead of the official opening in Las Vegas to learn about the company's showcase. Innoviz develops LiDAR (which stands for Light Detection and Ranging) remote sensing solutions to enable the mass commercialisation of autonomous vehicles.


Honda HR-V: Logical SUV cockpit with the wraparound feel of a coupé.Interior design and technology – Honda HR-V

18 December 2017

The second-generation Honda HR-V is designed to appeal to young singles and pre-family couples. Its rivals include the popular yet quirky Nissan Juke and Kia Soul. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we shine a light on this subcompact SUV to see what’s new.


Martin StüttemLeoni on collaborative robots and becoming a full service provider

30 November 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with global component suppliers, we caught up with Martin Stüttem, Member of the Board of Directors, responsible for the Wiring Systems Division, Leoni. He explained how increasing data transmission volume is making higher demands of cable assembly. Data protocols and special cables are very complex to produce manually hence automatic manufacture of data cables will become standard.




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