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Contributor: Caroline Hartmann
Posted: 05/16/2018
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Following the interview covering Stahl on Automotive Design Trends of the Future, Automotive IQ once again met with Caroline Hartmann, Fashion Team Designer of Automotive at Stahl, this time to discuss Stahl’s participation in the Rinspeed Snap concept car project.Read more

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Contributor: Ed Knoy
Posted: 04/25/2018
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Your topic at the conference will be: Agility and functional safety. From what I understand, initially these two topics are difficult to combine due to the nature of processes. What, in your opinion, are the main challenges?Planning and executing the work can be difficult in working with scrum (sprints) because when you work with agility you must... Read more
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Contributor: Antonello Ceravola
Posted: 04/10/2018
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Following the first interview with Antonello Ceravola, Principal Scientist at Honda Research Center Europe, Automotive IQ had a follow-up conversation with Mr. Ceravola on the updates for Honda regarding the biggest issues in model-based software development and the necessity of reducing complexity in modelling languages.Read more

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Contributor: Johannes Springer
Posted: 12/12/2017
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Automotive IQ interviewed Dr.-Ing. Johannes Springer, Head of 5G Automotive Program from Deutsche Telekom AG / 5G Program, with some insight into the latest V2X applications and connected cars, quality of service in automotive mobile network slices, mobile edge computing and 5G features for precise positioning.Read more

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Contributor: Guido Gehlen
Posted: 12/04/2017
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Automotive IQ interviewed Dr. Guido Gehlen, IoT Technology Strategy Enterprise Products & Solutions from Vodafone Group Services GmbH, with some insight into the current connected car services and Vodafone's role, the next phase of automotive communication towards 5G and long-term connected car vision from a telecommunication perspective.Read more

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Contributor: Stefan Buri
Posted: 11/21/2017
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Following the first interview with Stefan Buri, Global Marketing Director Automotive from Stahl, Automotive IQ had a follow-up conversation with Mr. Buri on the updates for Stahl regarding the evolution towards fresh and clean air quality in car interiors.Read more

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Contributor: Wesley Shao
Posted: 11/13/2017
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Automotive IQ interviewed Wesley Shao, Principal Architect from Baidu, with some insight into the Apollo project and current trends on onboard computing for Level 4 autonomous driving.  What is the Apollo project and who is involved?Developing a full autonomous driving stack has been a daunting task. It requires significant investment on... Read more
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Contributor: Caroline Hartmann
Posted: 10/11/2017
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Automotive IQ interviewed Caroline Hartmann, Fashion Team Designer Automotive from Stahl, with some insight into the projects taking place at Stahl Design Studio®, current trends moving the automotive industry, and Stahl’s focus on sustainability.Read more

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Contributor: Oscar Ballan
Posted: 10/02/2017
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Automotive IQ sat down with Oscar Ballan, Functional Safety Engineering Manager at Xilinx, and talked about how the new inclusion of the semiconductors to ISO 26262 will influence the day-to-day activities of functional safety managers with the semi industry, ahead of the conference where Mr. Ballan also will be presenting.Read more

Contributor: Lisa Clark
Posted: 09/06/2017
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Automotive IQ sat down with Lisa Clark, Functional Safety Manager at Sensata Technologies, and talked about key issues in applying ISO 26262 to semiconductors, ahead of the conference where Mrs. Clark also will be presenting.Read more

Contributor: András Balogh
Posted: 09/05/2017
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Automotive IQ sat down with András Balogh, Head of Platform and Software Development at ThyssenKrupp Presta Hungary, and talked about key issues in applying a MBD approach, ahead of the conference where Mr. Balogh also will be presenting.Read more

Contributor: Johan Engstrom
Posted: 08/30/2017
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Automotive IQ sat down with Johan Engstrom, Group Leader, Human Factors and Advanced Systems Testing at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, and talked about key issues in the deployment of automated trucks, ahead of the conference where Mr. Engstrom also will be presenting.Read more

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Contributor: Antonello Ceravola
Posted: 08/15/2017
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Automotive IQ sat down with Antonello Ceravola, Principal Scientist at Honda Research Center Europe, and talked about model-based development at Honda RC,Read more

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Contributor: Jens Kotte
Posted: 08/09/2017
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Automotive IQ sat down with Jens Kotte,Manager Active Safety at Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH, and discussed the latest developments within automated commercial vehicles ahead of the upcoming conference Automated Trucks where Mr. Kotte will be presenting.Read more

Contributor: Martin Böhm
Posted: 08/01/2017
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Automotive IQ sat down with Martin Böhm, Head of Technologies and Services for Mobility, AustriaTech, and discussed the latest developments within automated commercial vehicles.Read more

Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: 07/10/2017

Preparing for the upcoming event Autonomous Vehicles 2017, Automotive IQ interviewed 5 key professionals within the industry.Read more

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Contributor: Thomas Schmitz
Posted: 06/30/2017
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Automotive IQ interviewed Dr. Thomas Schmitz from Ford-Werke GmbH on the topics suspension systems for AVs, EVs and HEVs.Read more

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Contributor: Grayson Brulte
Posted: 06/12/2017
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During our last Autonomous Vehicles event in Silicon Valley we caught up with one of our expert speakers, Grayson Brulte, he is the Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Autonomous Vehicle Task Force for the City of Beverly HillsRead more

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Contributor: David E. Cole
Posted: 05/29/2017
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Automotive-IQ spoke with Dr. Cole ahead of this year’s 11th Annual Automotive Seating Summit on July 26-28 in Detroit, MI.Read more

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Contributor: Mac Reynolds
Posted: 05/29/2017
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Ahead of this presentation Automotive-IQ sat down with Dr. Reynolds to delve into some of these viewpoints.Read more

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Contributor: Mel Micham
Posted: 05/22/2017
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Automotive IQ interviewed Mel Micham, Global Market Manager Automotive Elastomer & Plastic Coatings at Stahl, on elastomer coatings and Stahl’s dedication towards sustainability.Read more

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Contributor: Michael Bucala
Posted: 04/24/2017
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Automotive IQ had the chance to interview Michael Bucala, Lead Engineer - Vehicle Systems Quality from Daimler Trucks, before the upcoming event ISO 26262 USA, where Mr. Bucala will be presenting.Read more

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Contributor: Saghi Saedlou
Posted: 04/13/2017
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In the run-up to Automotive IQ's conference on Automotive Corrosion Protection, Aperam's Saghi Saedlou and Dr. Karl-Heinz Stellnberger from voestalpine gave us the opportunity to talk to them about the challenges of the topic and what they will be doing at the conference.Read more

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Contributor: Bodo Seifert
Posted: 01/26/2017
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Bodo Seifert, Director of Advanced Engineering at Magna discusses the key highlights from 2016 in the autonomous industry, predicts what is to come in the next 2-5 years.Read more

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Contributor: Chandrasekhar Potluri
Posted: 01/25/2017
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Vehicles have become much more than a mode of transportation and the evolution will continue for years to come. In order to continue integrating advanced vehicle technologies, OEMs & their key suppliers are working hard to ensure that vehicles are not only safe, but also secure.Read more

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Contributor: Michael Schilling
Posted: 10/10/2016
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Automotive IQ sat down with Dr Michael Schilling, Program Manager Advanced Engineering Projects, to talk about autonomous cars, sensor systems and the Open Fusion Platform that he is currently working on.Read more

Contributor: Siddartha Khastgir
Posted: 09/30/2016
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Siddartja Khastgir, researcher at the Warwick University, Coventry, talked with Automotive IQ on how development and testing procedures need to change with the advent of advanced driver assistance systems.Read more

Contributor: Stefan Buri
Posted: 09/01/2016
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Automotive IQ interviewed Stefan Buri, Global Marketing Director of Automotive from Stahl, on the automotive interior materials of the future.Read more

Posted: 08/03/2016
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Automotive IQ sat down with Chrysanthos Tzivanopoulos, Lead Engineer for Hardware Development at Robert Bosch Battery Systems, and discussed the latest developments within the industry of battery management systems.Read more

Contributor: Timothy Johnson
Posted: 06/28/2016
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Automotive IQ had the opportunity to interview Timothy V. Johnson, Director of Emerging Technologies and Regulations at Corning Incorported, on the latest developments on emission control and the comparison between Europe and US.Read more

Contributor: Frank Moburg
Posted: 05/24/2016
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Frank Moburg, Senior Automotive Interior Designer at Honda, gave an interview about balance, priorities, principles, and the future.Read more

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Contributor: Siraj Ahmed Shaikh
Posted: 05/03/2016
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Automotive IQ had the opportunity to interview Dr. Siraj Ahmed Shaikh, Reader in Cyber Security from Coventry University, who was the chairman at this years' cyber security conference, on the current challenges within the industry.Read more

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Contributor: Karlheinz Blankenbach
Posted: 03/30/2016
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Automotive IQ interviewed Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Blankenbach, R&D Manager at Electronic Displays, on the success criterias for automotive display and the most important developments regarding visual technology.Read more

Contributor: Ernesto Ciorra
Posted: 03/24/2016
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Automotive IQ interviewed Ernesto Ciorra, Head of Innovation & Sustainability at Enel S.p.A., on the current challenges and delays for e-mobility in Europe, and how these issues can be solved by innovative solutions in the future.Mr. Ciorra, how does Enel’s commitment to e-mobility meets its overall sustainability strategy?We want to make the... Read more
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Posted: 03/09/2016
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Imagine urban traffic without the noise and the emissions. In 2030 this vision could be real. Dr. Eckhardt, Head of BMW's Center of Competence Urban Mobility works for solutions that facilitate urban mobility in the context of people, cities and technologies today and tomorrow.Read more

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Contributor: Ian Richards
Posted: 02/17/2016
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Automotive IQ interviewed Ian Riches, Director Global Automotive Practices, at Strategy Analytics. He talks about the current market outlook for BUS technologies, Ethernet in ADAS systems and cyber security aspects of vehicle network architectures.Read more

Contributor: Thomas Gloss
Posted: 02/03/2016
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In the lead-up to the upcoming Intelligent Automotive Lighting Conference 2016 we are pleased to introduce our speaker Mr. Tomas Gloss, R&D Signal Lighting Team Leader at Varroc Lighting Systems in the Czech Republic. Mr. Gloss will be presenting the advantages, challenges and motivation for different optical concepts with OLED lighting.Read more

Contributor: Jýrgen Schramm
Posted: 02/03/2016
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Automotive IQ interviewed Jürgen Schramm, Head of Product Management at ThyssenKrupp, on lightweight materials and the TriBond steel material.Read more

Contributor: Helen Monkhouse
Posted: 01/28/2016
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Interview with Helen Monkhouse, MISRA Steering Committee Member, SAE Functional Safety Committee Member, Protean Electric Product Safety ManagerRead more

Contributor: Stefan Leue
Posted: 01/21/2016
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Leading up to the 6th International Conference ISO 26262, Automotive IQ interviewed Dr. Prof. Stefan Leue, Chair of Software Engineering at the University of Konstanz, on the challenges, expectations and cultural adoption of ISO 26262.Read more

Contributor: Nick Molden
Posted: 12/09/2015
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At Emissions Analytics, technicians and emissions experts use Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) with real drive cycles and dynamic performance analysis with laboratory equivalent accuracy.Read more

Contributor: Rodolphe Anquetil
Posted: 11/25/2015
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Automotive IQ interviewed Rodolphe Anquetil, Head of the Anticorrosion Department at PSA Peugeot Citroën, who will be speaking at IQPC’s Automotive Corrosion Protection Conference in February, 2016. We had a chance to get some insight into the anticorrosion innovations and new tech used in Peugeot Citroën.Read more

Contributor: Mark Beck
Posted: 10/12/2015

Mark Beck, Safety Architect Steering Systems at Continental Automotive GmbH shares his knowledge of ISO 26262 compliant FMEA methodology by taking the example of an EPS-FMEA.Read more

Contributor: Rolf Johansson
Posted: 09/30/2015

Interview with Dr. Johansson: How to translate and ensure functional safety - the critical next step for autonomous systems in automotive.Read more

Contributor: Alexander Mankowsky
Posted: 08/24/2015
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Interview with Daimler Futurologist: Why should we be looking forward to the new age of autonomous mobility and how can we as a society intelligently make the transition to this new technology.Read more

Contributor: Roger Lanctot
Posted: 08/18/2015
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The Internet of Things has been described as a tsunami wave hitting the major industries. Looking at automotive, how well are OEMs, suppliers and customers prepared for what’s coming?Read more

Contributor: Gretchen Miller
Posted: 08/11/2015
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Gretchen N. Miller focuses her practice in complex commercial litigation, including class action and product liability litigation in court. Automotive IQ asked her about ISO 2626 and the legal landscape of product recalls and product liability law.Read more

Contributor: Philipp Wex
Posted: 07/20/2015

Speech recognition and gesture control are amongst the most fascinating innovations to guide our way into the future of mobility.Read more

Contributor: Dave Higham
Posted: 07/15/2015
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Automotive IQ met with Dave Higham to discuss functional safety within the framework of the ISO 26262 standard as well as its meaning for customer relations.Read more

Contributor: Adam Schnellbach
Posted: 07/08/2015

"When it comes to controlling failures, it’s not just about controlling them, but how quickly they are controlled."Read more

Contributor: Hans-Martin Duringhof
Posted: 06/24/2015

The challenges and benefits for integrating All Wheel Drive Systems into Electric Vehicles and Hybrids.Read more

Contributor: Olaf Biedermann
Posted: 06/23/2015

Additive manufacturing technologies, offering series of solutions such as maximum design freedom, lightweight components, individualized production and tooling free manufacturing.Read more

Contributor: Paul Green
Posted: 06/22/2015
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Interview with Prof. Green, Research Professor about upcoming research and latest technologies moving towards advanced HMI.Read more

Contributor: Roger Rivett
Posted: 06/16/2015

Roger Rivett works as Functional Safety Technical Specialist at Jaguar Land Rover, UK and is a long-time member of the International ISO 26262 Committee.Read more

Contributor: Bernard Bavoux
Posted: 06/09/2015

Bernard Bavoux began his career developing embedded microcontrollers for satellites before moving to the aeronautic domain where he was in charge of the electronic design office for digital audio intercommunication systems.Read more

Contributor: Axel Jahn
Posted: 06/05/2015

Research update on laser produced lightweight automotive doors structures at the Fraunhofer Institute.Read more

Contributor: Kevin Lindsay
Posted: 06/02/2015

Interview with Dr. Kevin Lindsay, Technical Director at FAR-UK, about carbon fibre composite vehicle frames and how to achieve crash performance and structural efficiency.Read more

Contributor: Senan McGrath
Posted: 06/01/2015

How to provide a national EV charging infrastructure in Ireland.Read more

Contributor: Jelle Vastert
Posted: 05/27/2015

Tesla’s mission has always been to drive the world’s transition to electro-mobility and sustainable transport. Today they operate a growing charging network in central in northern Europe.Read more

Contributor: Craig Brice
Posted: 05/08/2015

NASA engineers push the limits of technology by designing rocket engines and aero-space components that take advantage of additive manufacturing.Read more

Contributor: Roland Seidel
Posted: 05/05/2015

Interview with Dr. Roland Seidel, Management Consultant and Partner at pareto managementpartner, Braunschweig. In addition he works as Project Manager at the Forging Initiative (Initiative Massiver Leichtbau – Kooperation des Stahlinstituts VDEh und des Industrieverbands Massivumformung e.V.").Read more

Contributor: Amir Geranmayeh
Posted: 04/28/2015

Interview with Dr. Amir Geranmayeh to discuss full wave modelling for EMC design.Read more

Contributor: Simon Crowfoot
Posted: 04/27/2015

Energy in the UK - for electric vehicles! How regulation and legislation affect today’s commercial market players.Read more

Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: 04/09/2015

Automotive IQ interviewed Johannes Barckmann, Head of Design at EDAG, about the 'Light Cocoon' concept car and his take on additive manufacturing.Read more

Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: 03/22/2015

The automotive industry is evolving rapidly. So, how to stay competitive with compiler construction and implementation in automotive? Read the interview.Read more

Contributor: Jonn Lantz
Posted: 03/02/2015

Interview with Jonn Lantz, Technical Expert Electric Propulsion Systems / CAE, engaged at Volvo Car Group, about software models in agile mechatronics and the evolution of model-based automotive engineering.Read more

Contributor: Adrian Fluckiger
Posted: 02/25/2015

What can be done to deliver more secure, compliant and defect-free software for the automotive industry?Read more

Contributor: Katja Bühlmeyer
Posted: 02/10/2015
Automotive IQ recently spoke with Dr. Katja Býhlmeyer, Research... Read more
Contributor: Olaf Biedermann
Posted: 01/19/2015
Automotive IQ recently spoke with Dr. Olaf Biedermann, Director Innovation Europe, at Faurecia Autositze GmbH, about seat design and the on-going conflict between weight reduction and seating comfort. IQPC: Dr. Biedermann, could you please introduce yourself, what is your background and what is your recent role at Faurecia? In my role as... Read more
Contributor: Chris Brace
Posted: 01/13/2015
Automotive IQ recently spoke with Chris Brace, Professor at the University of Bath, about his Chassis Dynamometer research, the main drivers for engine optimization and how less aggressivity might lead to significant fuel savings. Prof. Brace, could you please tell us a bit about your work in general and your current projects regarding engine... Read more
Contributor: Jürgen Stockmar
Posted: 01/02/2015
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The brakes are one of the most important pieces of safety equipment on a vehicle. Not surprisingly, braking is an exciting area for development within the automotive industry with a number of technologies competing to improve safety and overall efficiency. "New brake systems and the electrification of all auxiliary drives in the vehicle will make... Read more
Contributor: Ana Bižal
Posted: 12/09/2014
Automotive IQ recently spoke with Dr. Ana Bižal, Optic Development Engineer from HELLA, about the role and challenges of interior automotive lighting. What is your company’s role in the automotive industry? HELLA is a globally positioned, listed family-owned company and one of the top 50 automotive suppliers in the world. The... Read more
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: 11/27/2014
Automotive IQ recently asked two OEM experts about chances and uncertainties of RDE regulation compliance requirements. Answering were John Korsgren, an Attribute Leader Diesel Engines... Read more
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: 11/26/2014
In the lead-up to the 5th International Conference on ISO 26262 we spoke with Dr. Rolf Johansson from the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and Dr. Ibrahim Habli, Research and Teaching Fellow at the Department of Computer Science at the University of York about the current implementation of ISO 26262 and how the move towards automated and... Read more
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Contributor: Jens Häberle
Posted: 11/21/2014

Jens Häberle, former DTM car racer and now System Engineer talks about the Formula E racing series and its impact on electric cars.Read more

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Contributor: Luca Giannini
Posted: 11/20/2014

We spoke with Luca Giannini, Project Manager Nanofillers at Pirelli about the drivers and issues for Nanocomposites and what it takes to reach mass production.Read more

Contributor: Florian Netter
Posted: 10/31/2014
Automotive IQ recently spoke with Florian Netter of Audi Electronics Venture about the current state of Automotive BUS Systems and Ethernet. Mr. Netter, what is your company’s role in the automotive industry? Florian Netter: Audi Electronics Venture GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of AUDI AG. The objective of Audi Electronics Venture... Read more
Contributor: Andreas Würsig
Posted: 10/29/2014
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Dr. Andreas Wýrsig is Vice Head of the Department for Integrated Power Systems at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Silicon Technology ISiT in Germany. Automotive IQ spoke with Dr. Andreas Wýrsig about innovative materials for car batteries and the challenge of producing the volume of batteries the automobile industry actually requires. What is... Read more
Contributor: Tom Turner
Posted: 10/21/2014
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Automotive Composites project manager Anca Scurtu interviewed Dr. Tom Turner of the University of Nottingham. He is currently a Principal Research Fellow within the composite materials group and project manager of the Boeing strategic collaboration in carbon fibre recycling. "An end-of-life vehicle view doesn’t promote a lifecycle view... Read more
Contributor: Carmen Rodarius
Posted: 10/10/2014
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Carmen Rodarius works as a scientific research engineer at the Integrated Vehicle Safety department of TNO. Within this group she has worked on various passive and active vehicle safety related items on customer as well as European projects like APROSYS, ASSESS or AsPeCSS. Automotive IQ spoke with Ms. Rodarius about the AsPeCSS project as... Read more
Contributor: Thomas Roscher
Posted: 10/09/2014
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Automotive IQ spoke with Dr. Thomas Roscher,Team Coordinator, TPMS Development, Audi AG, Germany. Dr. Roscher discussed the importance of the annual Intelligent Tires Conference for the industry as well as his motivations for innovation. "On a completely personal level, the challenge for me as an engineer starts when somebody says, ‘... Read more
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: 09/12/2014
Automotive IQ managing editor, Will Hornick spoke with Bill Taylor, Managing Partner at kVA USA about functional safety and the ISO 26262 standard. Their conversation covered the challenges that many automotive companies are dealing with in implementing this state of the art functional safety standard and developments in the industry making... Read more
Contributor: Andreas Klinkig
Posted: 09/03/2014
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In advance of the 2nd International Conference on Automotive 48 Volt Power Supply Systems, project manager Simone Lange, interviewed Andreas Klinkig with Volkswagen AG, Germany. Mr. Klinkig will host a workshop on LV148 resp. VDA 320: the 48 Volt standard on the road to a global use by OEMs and suppliers. From your perspective, what are... Read more
Contributor: Hannes Kuusisto
Posted: 08/29/2014
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Hannes Kuusisto is a senior design engineer in battery control at Volvo Car Corporation in Sweden. He has a background in engineering physics and works within the electrical propulsion system department. Will Hornick: Tell us a bit about your background leading up to your work with Volvo Cars. Hannes Kuusisto: I am a physicist. My background... Read more
Contributor: Franck Perot
Posted: 06/11/2014
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Automotive IQ recently spoke with Franck Perot and Michelle Murray-Ross of Exa Corporation about the evolution of aeroacoustics engineering in the auto industry. "One of the challenges here is to be able to integrate acoustics into the development cycle as early as possible to give enough freedom to the engineers and to truly have the... Read more
Contributor: Ekkehard Helmig
Posted: 05/28/2014
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Dr. Ekkehard Helmig is an Attorney-at-Law and Senior Partner, Dr. Helmig – Rechtsanwålte, Germany. Automotive IQ discussed the ISO 26262 standard with Dr. Helmig and how it affects the auto industry and his stance may surprise you. "From my understanding, it is absolutely mandatory to understand that all the processes under the ISO 26262... Read more
Contributor: Ed Bernardon
Posted: 05/28/2014
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Automotive IQ editor Will Hornick had the opportunity to speak with Ed Bernardon who is the VP of Strategic Automotive Initiatives at Siemens PLM Software. The discussion focused around the future of lightweight materials in the automotive industry in light of some of the exciting vehicles that have debuted around the world. "In the short term... Read more
Contributor: Michael Deubzer
Posted: 05/23/2014
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Dr. Michael Deubzer is the CTO and Co-Founder of Timing-Architects Embedded Systems GmbH. Automotive IQ editor Will Hornick recently discussed the driving forces behind the move to multi-core processors and the challenges that the industry will face. "Multi-core Technology is no longer just a field of research, it’s here, now... Read more
Contributor: Paul Green
Posted: 05/05/2014
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Paul Green is a Research Professor and Leader of the Driver Interface Group at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. "A problem with research on cognitive load is that nobody has really defined what it is. We operationalize it by saying it is how well you do a given task." Could you give us a little bit of... Read more
Contributor: Hartmut Schneeweiss
Posted: 04/11/2014
"The e-motors technology is in direct competition with combustion engines. The development engineers of the motors have not yet exhausted all possibilities to reduce fuel consumption and emissions today." Hartmut Schneeweiss is the Director of Development Motors... Read more
Contributor: Mussa Mahomed
Posted: 04/09/2014
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"Without challenges or issues in the market place the level of innovation, creativity and improvement in technology would not be at the high level it is today." Automotive IQ interviewed Mussa Mahomed, Managing Director at Nylacast: Could you share your background with us and how you became a managing director at Nylacast? Having started my... Read more
Contributor: Bastian Holderbaum
Posted: 03/14/2014
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According to a survey we have recently conducted, the optimization of aftertreatment systems is a key challenge in regard to upcoming Real Driving Emissions (RDE) regulations. Why is RDE such a challenge for the existing aftertreatment technology? Before the introduction of RDE, the emission compliance in Europe is focusing on the NEDC. This... Read more
Contributor: Oliver Eberhardt
Posted: 02/12/2014
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Automotive IQ discussed Real Driving Emissions with Dr. Oliver Eberhardt of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany. Dr. Eberhardt presented further developments on Euro 6 emission legislation – The framework and philosophy behind RDE in December’s RDE Conference. "Given the... Read more
Contributor: Boris Marovic
Posted: 01/13/2014
"…from what we hear from our customers, where they would usually work for five to seven days on really complex full LED headlights, they are usually running the same simulation or same process within two to three days with our tool." Let’s get started. What is your background and how did you come to work in your current... Read more
Contributor: Mats Höwing
Posted: 12/12/2013
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Mats H÷wing is a systems safety engineer with Volvo Car Corporation in Sweden. Automotive IQ editor Will Hornick spoke with him in Frankfurt, Germany at the 7th Annual Steering Systems Conference. What in your view has changed with regard to EPS over the course of the past year? Any developments of particular interest during the last... Read more
Contributor: Donald Lasell
Posted: 11/18/2013
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The automotive industry has been hesitant to commit to using composite materials in the body structure. Don Lasell is a man with a dream and he is passionate about finding a solution to the high volume manufacture of composite body structures without losing the skills and knowledge learned from steel production.I’m one of those "little guys" you’... Read more
Contributor: Kristapher Mixell
Posted: 11/15/2013
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Conference Chairman Kristapher Mixell is the Director of Advanced Technology - Ignition (Advanced Corona Ignition System) at Federal-Mogul Corporation, USA. Automotive IQ’s Managing Editor, Will Hornick, had the opportunity to discuss ignition developments in detail and to learn more about the Corona system from Mr. Mixell. "The biggest... Read more
Contributor: Joanna Scheffel
Posted: 10/30/2013
Roman Engel is the CEO of Daubit Programming Service GmbH. In this interview, we discuss apps in the context of the automotive industry. Daubit has been developing mobile solutions since 2008 and have programmed over 100 apps. "It is an adventure for all of us. It is not a challenge, it is an adventure…And I think in the future it will... Read more
Contributor: Colin Peachey
Posted: 10/14/2013
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Automotive IQ spoke with Colin Peachey, Group Chief Engineer Controls and Electrical, Lotus Engineering, UK in a three part interview series. The conclusion of our interview series with Colin focuses on the safety and legislative aspects of noise optimization. "The beauty of the speaker generated system is that all the sound is going to... Read more
Contributor: Colin Peachey
Posted: 10/07/2013
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Automotive IQ spoke with Colin Peachey, Group Chief Engineer Controls and Electrical, Lotus Engineering, UK in a three part interview series. Part 2 focuses on the opportunities made available with active noise control. "You could theoretically have a whole bank of different sounds or you could download sounds like phone ringtones. You could... Read more
Contributor: Colin Peachey
Posted: 10/01/2013
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Will Hornick, Managing Editor of Automotive IQ, spoke with Colin Peachey, Group Chief Engineer Controls and Electrical, Lotus Engineering, UK in a series of interviews focused on Noise Optimisation for EVs/HEVs. This is Part 1 of a 3 part interview. "You get in a car, you drive it, you flick a switch and all of a sudden it... Read more
Contributor: Kai Zastrow
Posted: 08/20/2013
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Automotive IQ spoke with Dr. Kai Zastrow, Head of Safety Regulations and Type Approval at PSA to get his expert insight on tyre regulations, opportunities for market growth, tyres for EVs, and the Chinese market. Dr. Zastrow will be introducing a discussion about the first experiences with the new tyre label at the 9th Intelligent Tires... Read more
Contributor: Thomas Kramer-Wolf
Posted: 07/24/2013
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Functional safety for non-road vehicles can be a complex process. Many non-road vehicles also function as machines and therefore can fall under multiple safety standards. Thomas Kramer-Wolf, Norms/Standards Specialist with Pilz Automation Technology Germany, spoke with us to clarify some of the issues. Functional Safety Interview PDF... Read more
Contributor: Peter Roessger
Posted: 07/04/2013
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"Automotive apps are pushed by smart phone apps. How can we get the needs of all players, safety and user expectations into one overall concept?" Automotive IQ asked Dr.-Ing Peter Roessger about app development and app integration in future vehicles. Another issue addressed is the difficulty of creating revenue through apps. Who Owns the... Read more
Contributor: Jean-Marc Cenecorta
Posted: 06/18/2013
Jean-Marc Cenecorta
Embedded systems help protect us in a crash. It is important to be able to test the efficiency of these electronic systems. "Regarding pedestrian safety features, how to integrate the legal reality of each country into the electronic platform design of a multi-market OEM? These are the most exciting challenges for the very near future."... Read more
Contributor: Richard Schram
Posted: 06/11/2013
Richard Schram
In a follow-up discussion with Euro NCAP Technical Manager, Richard Schram, Automotive IQ asked about upcoming changes to crash test dummies and the rationale behind those changes. "For side impact we are changing the trolley, the ‘impactor’ representing a car. This will be heavier and stiffer to represent the car because it... Read more
Contributor: Michael Fischer
Posted: 06/10/2013
Michael Fischer
Automotive IQ sat down with Michael Fischer of Honda R... Read more
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Contributor: Bret Zimmerman
Posted: 06/03/2013
Bret Zimmerman
"Really, we’ve gotten to the point now with the hardware that we’ve gone from the invention phase of SCR. We now at least know how to do SCR and therefore, it’s taking it more into the commodity phase…" Automotive IQ spoke with Bret Zimmerman, Senior Engineer – SCR and OBD, Ford Motor Company, USA at our 5th... Read more
Contributor: Christophe Holyk
Posted: 05/16/2013
Christophe Holyk
Automotive IQ spoke with Dipl.-Ing., Christophe Holyk about high voltage wiring harnesses and the challenges of dimensioning the components. Mr. Holyk also clarified the pros and cons of using aluminium and discussed standardization issues for the industry. Automotive IQ: What are you working on at Mercedes Benz? Currently, I'm doing a... Read more
Contributor: Hartmut Gnuschke
Posted: 05/15/2013
Hartmut Gnuschke
In Focus: Thermal Management with Hartmut Gnuschke, Professor of Automotive Technology... Read more
Contributor: Michael Aschaber
Posted: 05/06/2013
Michael Aschaber
Focus on: Off-Highway Engine Developments with Michael Aschaber, Head of Research and Development, Steyr Motors GmbH, Austria. "That’s our philosophy - CO2 reduction due to the ability to run quite high peak-firing pressures and high specific power ratios." Full Interview PDF Available Here Automotive IQ: What is your role... Read more
Contributor: Richard Schram
Posted: 05/03/2013
Richard Schram
"In terms of safety, Euro NCAP has made a huge progression. You can see just from the star ratings on the website that all the OEMs nowadays are going for five stars and our demands are increasing." Euro NCAP Technical Manager, Richard Schram, spoke with Automotive IQ editor, Will Hornick, about vehicle dynamics, driver assistance systems,... Read more
Contributor: Roger Manser
Posted: 05/02/2013
Roger Manser
"The financial crisis has affected the steel industry as weak demand negatively impacted prices for finished products, hurting in particular those companies that sold largely on spot contracts." Formally educated as an economist and trained in town planning, Roger Manser worked as a commodities’ journalist for over 30 years. He has... Read more
Contributor: Frank Buckel
Posted: 05/01/2013
Frank Buckel
This is the conclusion of a 2 part interview series with Dr. Frank Buckel of Bayer Material Sciences. Dr. Buckel is the Director of Automotive Glazing... Read more
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: 04/23/2013
Automotive IQ
Automotive IQ editor Will Hornick recently spoke on the topic of chassis & safety architecture with Alfred Eckert, Head of Advanced Engineering at Chassis & Safety, and Thomas Gallner, Overall Vehicle E/E Architecture of Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG. "Today’s vehicles are not unsafe. They are really safe. If you... Read more
Contributor: Susanne Frohriep
Posted: 04/12/2013
Susanne Frohriep
Automotive IQ spoke with Dr. Susanne Frohriep, Manager New Technologies at Johnson Controls. Dr. Frohriep presented at the 8th International Conference: Innovative Seating 2013 in Bonn, Germany. "Let’s divest ourselves of the classical thinking. But if we do that, and say, okay we want to move the seat as a whole, how do we make it... Read more
Contributor: Frank Buckel
Posted: 04/12/2013
Frank Buckel
Automotive IQ editor Will Hornick interviewed Dr. Frank Buckel of Bayer Material Sciences. Dr. Buckel is the Director of Automotive Glazing... Read more
Contributor: Dieter Nazareth
Posted: 04/08/2013
Dieter Nazareth
Automotive IQ recently interviewed Professor Dr. Dieter Nazareth who is Professor of Computer Science at Landshut University of Applied Sciences and a Guest Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is the chairman of the 3rd International Conference: Advanced Automotive Cabling. In the conclusion of our two part interview, we discussed the... Read more
Contributor: Jörg Karstedt
Posted: 04/05/2013
Jörg Karstedt
Dr. J÷rg Karstedt works with ZBT GmbH where he is the Coordinator of E-mobility. The mass market example of a hybrid electric vehicles is that of a battery matched to a traditional gasoline engine. In this interview, we explore an alternative version of the hybrid electric vehicle; one that would allow for a truly green energy vehicle with the... Read more
Contributor: Jean-Francois Beaudoin
Posted: 04/02/2013
In preparation for our 2nd International Conference on Automotive Steels, IQ editor Will Hornick spoke with Jean-Francois Beaudoin, USMT Leader and Expert for Metal Flat Products at Renault SAS. Our conversation focused on areas of innovation for steel as well as its competitive ability for the short and medium term as other lightweight... Read more
Contributor: Dieter Nazareth
Posted: 03/27/2013
Dieter Nazareth
Automotive IQ recently interviewed Professor Dr. Dieter Nazareth who is Professor of Computer Science at Landshut University of Applied Sciences and a Guest Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is the chairman of the 3rd International Conference: Advanced Automotive Cabling. In this two part interview, we discussed the integration of... Read more
Contributor: Rick Breunesse
Posted: 03/22/2013
Rick Breunesse
Selective Catalytic Reduction is currently a hot topic as manufacturers look for cost-effective ways to reduce emissions in order to meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations. Rick Breunesse of TASS International discussed the topic with Automotive IQ in an in-depth three part interview. This is the conclusion of our interview.... Read more
Contributor: Fran O'Hagan
Posted: 03/22/2013
Fran O'Hagan
Fran O’Hagan is President & CEO of Pied Piper Management Company LLC and founder of Auto OEM Network: the largest automotive group on LinkedIn with 127,000 members and growing. Few people are better positioned to see the most important trends and challenges across the industry. In the conclusion of our interview, Mr. O’Hagan... Read more
Contributor: Phil Barker
Posted: 03/20/2013
Phil Barker
Thermal management is important for electric and hybrid electric vehicles. Automotive IQ spoke with Phil Barker, Chief Engineer - Hybrid... Read more
Contributor: Rudolf Simon
Posted: 03/19/2013
Rudolf Simon
The high cost of lithium ion batteries is a major deterrent for the viability of EVs. In this Automotive IQ exclusive, we interviewed Dr. Rudolf Simon, Technology Manager Automotive... Read more
Contributor: Irene Kamp
Posted: 03/18/2013
Irene Kamp
Automotive IQ interviewed Dr. Irene Kamp, researcher at TU Delft about her experiences involving end users in automotive interior design. She explained that there are more and less effective processes to achieve co-creation. Dr. Kamp recently presented at our 8th International Conference on Innovative Seating. "To be unique in the automotive... Read more
Contributor: Maciej Szymanski
Posted: 03/18/2013
Maciej Szymanski
In this exclusive interview, Maciej Szymanski, Policy Officer at the European Commission’s DG Enterprise... Read more
Contributor: Rick Breunesse
Posted: 03/13/2013
Rick Breunesse
Selective Catalytic Reduction is currently a hot topic as manufacturers look for cost-effective ways to reduce emissions in order to meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations. Rick Breunesse of TASS International discussed the topic with Automotive IQ in an in-depth three part interview. In part two, Rick discusses the impact of... Read more
Contributor: Fran O'Hagan
Posted: 03/13/2013
Fran O'Hagan
Automotive Industry Faces: Fran O'Hagan "The power used to be in the hands of the sales person. The power today is in the hands of the customer." Full Interview PDF: Auto Industry Trends Part 2 of a 3 part interview: Fran O’Hagan is President... Read more
Contributor: David Greenwell
Posted: 03/11/2013
David Greenwell
In this two-part interview, Automotive IQ spoke with Dr. David Greenwell, Senior Development Chemist at Johnson Matthey Catalysts, UK to discuss Filtration technology in gasoline engines and to learn about the benefits of filters vs improving emissions on the engine side. This is the conclusion of our 2 part interview. Emission Control... Read more
Contributor: Helmut Martin
Posted: 03/04/2013
Automotive IQ spoke with Helmut Martin of the Virtual Vehicle Competence Center to discuss the ISO 26262. He is working on a European Project called SafeCer that focuses on safety and reliability. "The interpretation side is really too open and therefore it's necessary to discuss the state of practice - how we could apply the... Read more
Contributor: Henrik Lönn
Posted: 03/04/2013
Henrik Lönn
As electrical components become more integrated into the vehicle’s chassis, standardization for safety purposes becomes all the more important. In preparation for our international conference on Advanced Chassis... Read more
Contributor: Rick Breunesse
Posted: 03/04/2013
Rick Breunesse
Selective Catalytic Reduction is currently a hot topic as manufacturers look for cost-effective ways to reduce emissions in order to meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations. Rick Breunesse of TASS International discussed the topic with Automotive IQ in an in-depth three part interview. Compact SCR is the focus of part one. Full... Read more
Contributor: Massimo Cavazzini
Posted: 03/01/2013
Massimo Cavazzini
Automotive IQ sat down with Massimo Cavazzini, Product Innovation Manager – Infotainment, EMEA Product Planning at FIAT Group, to discuss the current and future possibilities for integrating the car into our increasingly digital lifestyles. Full Interview PDF Automotive IQ: I know you're doing a presentation today on... Read more
Contributor: David Greenwell
Posted: 03/01/2013
David Greenwell
In this two-part interview, Automotive IQ editor Will Hornick spoke with Dr. David Greenwell, Senior Development Chemist at Johnson Matthey Catalysts, UK to discuss the challenges facing filter technology in gasoline engines in light of EURO 6 legislation. Emission Control Interview: Part 1 Automotive IQ: What are you currently working on... Read more
Contributor: Fran O'Hagan
Posted: 03/01/2013
Fran O'Hagan
Automotive Industry Faces: Fran O'Hagan Fran O’Hagan is President & CEO of Pied Piper Management Company LLC and founder of Auto OEM Network: the largest automotive group on LinkedIn with 127,000 members and growing. Few people are better positioned to see the most important trends and challenges across the industry. Mr. O’... Read more
Contributor: John Bogema
Posted: 02/19/2013
John Bogema
Automotive IQ discussed changing regulations for diesel vehicle diagnostics with John Bogema, Diesel OBD and SCR Calibration Supervisor, Ford Motor Company. Download Now to read the full interview I understand you presented last year on regulations for the filtering catalyst and the challenges for diagnostics. Could you go over the... Read more
Contributor: Heiner Heimes
Posted: 02/12/2013
Heiner Heimes
"In order to offer electric vehicles which will be accepted by customers, low priced and efficient batteries have to be produced." Automotive IQ editor, Will Hornick, recently interviewed Heiner Hans Heimes, chair in production management of the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL), RWTH Aachen. This extensive... Read more
Contributor: Peter Drage
Posted: 02/04/2013
Peter Drage
Peter Drage of QPunkt GmbH, recently spoke with Automotive IQ at our International Forum: Future Automotive Aerodynamics. Among other topics, the subject of aerodynamic influence during passing manoeuvres came up as something currently being addressed in regard to vehicle shape to help mitigate this interference. Read the whole interview by... Read more
Contributor: Kentaro Zens
Posted: 02/02/2013
Kentaro Zens
Automotive IQ spoke with Dr. Kentaro Zens at the 1st International Aerodynamics Forum in Berlin, Germany. View the PDF Interview with Dr. Zens Thanks for being with us today. What are some of the upcoming challenges in aero acoustics, for example, that you find for the next few years? Kentaro Zens: Especially in aero acoustics since... Read more
Contributor: András Balogh
Posted: 01/29/2013
András Balogh
Dr. Andrâs Balogh of ThyssenKrupp Chassis talked to our Automotive IQ editor about his company's responsibility for the steering feel of the components made for OEMs and about how AUTOSAR is helping to standardize hardware and software solutions through the creation of more modular architectures. Download Now
Contributor: Simone Sebben
Posted: 01/18/2013
Simone Sebben
Dr. Simone Sebben, Senior CFD Engineer at Volvo Cars, chatted with Automotive IQ at our recent conference on Future Automotive Aerodynamics. One of the main topics discussed revolved around the balance that car manufacturers need to find between styling and function with regard to aerodynamics. Download Now
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Posted: 01/16/2013
Electric Power Steering (EPS) has a number of potential benefits to driver safety and is replacing traditional hydraulic power steering systems, particularly in light duty vehicles. Automotive IQ editor Will Hornick speaks with Karin Broman of Sentient to discuss the challenges of marketing those specific safety enhancements given the current... Read more
Contributor: Bernhard Angerer
Posted: 01/11/2013
Bernhard Angerer
Automotive IQ sat down with BMW's Dr. Bernhard Angerer to discuss current and upcoming challenges to the auto industry. Among the topics discussed were the ISO 26262 guideline, the integration of EPS and the role of imprinting the "DNA" of a brand into new vehicles under development. Full Interview What are the biggest challenges... Read more
Contributor: IQPC Editorial Team
Posted: 12/04/2012
IQPC Editorial Team
Read an interview with Dr. James Turner, Chief Engineer at Lotus Engineering. Lotus has traditionally been a leader in downsizing and turbocharged engine development. Learn about the company's four core focuses and how Lotus plans to continue to set itself apart. Download Now
Contributor: IQPC Editorial Team
Posted: 11/30/2012
IQPC Editorial Team
Read through a roundtable interview that includes five different perspectives - OEM, Research, HMI Lab, Design and Tier 1 - on HMI from relevant, industry professionals. Topics discussed include personalized systems for shared vehicles, HUDs, challenges of EVs, and HMI strategies and solutions. Download Now
Contributor: IQPC Editorial Team
Posted: 11/26/2012
IQPC Editorial Team

Ken Leisenring, Diesel Feature Calibration Manager, and John Bogema, Diesel OBD and SCR Calibration Supervisor at Ford Motor Company, USA chatted with IQPC in anticipation of our diagnostics conference. In their opinion, sensor durability and algorithm robustness will be key to having an overall cost-efficient solution. Read the whole interview for their expert insight into the industry.Read more

Contributor: IQPC Editorial Team
Posted: 11/26/2012
IQPC Editorial Team

Henrik Hagström, Technology Development PM shares his experience with model-based diagnostics at Volvo Group Trucks Technology. For our interview he speaks about major challenges and future potentials. He explains how useful and important Model Based Diagnostics is in the development stage. Read the whole interview for a singular expert insight from the OEM’s point of view.Read more

Contributor: IQPC Editorial Team
Posted: 11/23/2012
IQPC Editorial Team

Rob van Schaijk,R&D Manager Sensors & Energy Harvesters at Holst Centre / imec, the Netherlands explains the advantages of energy harvesting through sensors mounted on tires.Read more

Contributor: IQPC Editorial Team
Posted: 11/23/2012
IQPC Editorial Team

Benoist Fleury, Product Marketing Director at Valeo Visibility Systems Lighting Systems Product Group explains how his company makes use of the advantages that LED and OLED technologies offer within automotive lighting design.Read more

Contributor: IQPC Editorial Team
Posted: 11/23/2012
IQPC Editorial Team

Jack Pokrzywa, Director Global Ground Vehicle Standards atSAE International shares his expertise on international standards and the grid integration of EVs. He notes that, "the current challenge is that the advanced technologies related to vehicle electrification, i.e. battery technology are evolving so to select certain candidates for standards is sometimes difficult."Read more