Monthly Briefing – May 2017

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 2017

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

  • Francois Bancon, Vice President, Futures, Infiniti
  • Matthias Zink, Chief Executive, Automotive Business, Schaeffler
  • Johannes Grobe, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Dürr Systems
  • Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive, NVIDIA
  • Craig Scott, National Manager of Advanced Technology Vehicles, Toyota
  • Mike Roeth, Executive Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE)
  • Vittorio Gabba, Head of Ad Personam, Lamborghini
  • Malin Ekholm, Senior Director, Volvo Cars Safety Centre

Also in this issue:

  • Automotive painting & coating
  • Transmission innovation
  • 3D printing
  • COMMENT: With a tweet, Musk launches Tesla’s Class 8 (sort of)
  • India’s emission norms upgrade junks US$2bn of CV inventory
  • Trucking has Trump’s ear
  • COMMENT: TPP and NAFTA rules of origin – it’s about striking the right balance
  • Autonomous drive optimism meets caution at Connected Car California
  • COMMENT: HD sector verticalisation forces supply chain repositioning
  • Replacing the human driver – the ‘ultimate safety goal’
  • In the face of change, ZF goes digital

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