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AW Monthly December 2014

AW Monthly December 2014

Welcome to the latest issue of AW Monthly

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

  • Albert Lam, Chairman and Chief Executive, Detroit Electric
  • David Labrosse, Head of Product Planning, Kia Motors Europe
  • Manfred Eibeck, Chief Executive, Russian Machines
  • Dr. Michael Ruf, Executive Vice President Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, Continental
  • Bryan Mistele, Co-Founder, President & Chief Executive, Inrix
  • Han Hendriks, VP Advanced Product Development and Sales, Johnson Controls Automotive Interiors
  • Swamy Kotagiri, Chief Technical Officer, Magna
  • Andy Whydell, Director Product Planning for Global Electronics, TRW
  • Harald Shoepp, Executive Director, Infotainment and Connectivity, Visteon
  • Erik Jonnaert, Secretary General, ACEA
  • Vishnu Mathur, Director General, SIAM
  • Paul Schockmel, Chief Executive, CLEPA
  • Dave Andrea, Senior Vice President, OESA

Also in this issue:

  • Event coverage:
    • LA Auto Show 2014
    • Euro Bus Expo 2014
    • Auto Guangzhou 2014
  • New electric bus puts Volvo in the zone
  • BMW becomes a Brazilian vehicle manufacturer
  • Investments underline JLR’s global ambitions
  • A closer look at the Kia Soul EV
  • What’s in a name? Unpacking Mercedes-Benz nomenclature and Maybach’s return
  • Detroit Assurance offers a safety option for fleets – and for DTNA
  • Personalised seating a focus for 2015
  • Tyre manufacturers benefit from Europe’s growing premium car market
  • COMMENT: How Iran, OPEC and the UN could decide the future of Africa’s auto industry
  • Suppliers increasing M&A activity to meet growing production demands
  • COMMENT: Black Friday at the fuel pumps, but dark days ahead for US energy
  • Why Qualcomm wants to get out of your pocket and into your car

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

Martin Kahl
Editor, Automotive World