Monthly Briefing – February 2016

AW Monthly is Automotive World’s exclusive emagazine, featuring the top content from Each issue features Automotive World’s usual mix of analysis and comment, as well as exclusive interviews with senior executives from the passenger car and commercial vehicle sectors.

AW Monthly February 2016

Welcome to the latest issue of AW Monthly

The February edition of AW Monthly includes the usual mix of analysis and comment, as well as exclusive interviews with:

  • Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President, Research & Development, Volvo Car Group
  • Paul Elio, Chief Executive, Elio Motors
  • Phil Swash, Chief Executive, GKN Driveline
  • Paul Schockmel, Chief Executive, CLEPA
  • Frank Macher, Chairman and Chief Executive, Continental Structural Plastics
  • Mike Richardson, Executive Board Director, SVP and Strategy Officer, Nexteer
  • Lars Reger, Chief Technical Officer, NXP
  • Collin Mooney, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance 

Also in this issue:

  • The 2016 NAIAS: highlights and themes from the Detroit auto show
  • Obama’s Detroit stop spotlights industry resurgence
  • COMMENT: Move quickly if you want a piece of Iran’s auto industry
  • Magnesium to play bigger role in vehicle material mix
  • European fuel mix shrouded in uncertainty
  • VW’s diesel fix falls short of CARB expectations
  • Data privacy in 2030 – from cloaked to transparent?
  • The Takata airbag scandal – how might it change the industry?

We hope you enjoy this issue of AW Monthly, and as always, we welcome your thoughts and suggestions; email us at

Martin Kahl
Editor, Automotive World