Monthly Briefing – December 2018

Monthly Briefing is an online publication that contains all the top content from Automotive World. Each issue features a mix of analysis and comment, as well as exclusive interviews with key stakeholders

Welcome to the latest issue of Monthly Briefing

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

  • Roberto Cortes, Chief Executive, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus
  • Fabian Schmitt, Chief Technical Officer, StreetScooter
  • Drew McElroy, Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Transfix
  • Stefan Seltz-Axmacher, Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Starsky Robotics
  • Carlos Santiago, Chief Operations Officer, Mercedes-Benz do Brazil
  • Peter Laier, Executive Board Member, Knorr-Bremse
  • Jürgen von Hollen, President, Universal Robots

Also in this issue:

  • GM job cuts hint at major industry restructure
  • The sudden demise of Carlos Ghosn
  • Truck makers and freight companies prepare for autonomous trucking
  • Do automakers have what it takes to become mobility providers?
  • The evolution of last mile delivery
  • What will the truck factory of the future look like?
  • Eindhoven seeks a lead in future mobility

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

Martin Kahl
Editor, Automotive World

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