Monthly Briefing – May 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.

Welcome to the latest issue of AW Monthly

AW Monthly May 2016

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

  • Ron Borsboom, Director, Product Management, Member of the Board of Management, DAF Trucks NV
  • Gustav Tuschen, Head of Product Engineering, Daimler Buses
  • Kazuo Yajima, Alliance Global Director, EV and HEV Engineering Division, Nissan
  • Peter Gutzmer, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Technology Officer, Schaeffler
  • Andrew Hepher, Vice President, Shell Global Commercial Technology
  • Terry Gohl, Chief Executive Officer, Key Plastics
  • Matt Portu, President, Freudenberg-NOK
  • Stephane Thiriez, Chief Engineer, Product Strategy, Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America

Also in this issue:

  • Confidence in UK auto industry remains high despite impending EU vote
  • Russia’s state interference comes under the spotlight
  • Platooning technology making ground in Europe
  • COMMENT: Behind the wheel of a self-driving truck
  • Time is money – streamlining assembly processes
  • CAFE standards cause conflict between consumer and legislation
  • Finding the needle in the haystack – the key to full autonomy
  • UN makes ‘strongest ever’ commitment to global safety standards

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