Monthly Briefing – January 2017

AW Monthly is’s exclusive emagazine, featuring the top content from Each issue features’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 January 2017

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

  • Dinesh Paliwal, Chief Executive, Harman
  • Erik Jonnaert, Secretary General, ACEA
  • Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President and Member of the Group Executive Council, CNH Industrial
  • David Barzilai, Chairman and Co-Founder, Karamba
  • Mark LaNeve, Ford Vice President, US Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford
  • Andreas Becker, Chief Executive, STS Acoustics
  • Charles Chesborough, Executive Director, Strategy & Research and Senior Economist, OESA
  • Steve Tam, Vice President, ACT Research
  • José Viegas, Secretary General, International Transport Forum (ITF)
  • Wong Shaw Voon, Chairman, ASEAN NCAP
  • Renai Moothilal, Executive Director, South Africa’s National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM)

Also in this issue:

  •  What does 2017 hold in store for the global auto industry?
  • COMMENT: OPEC rediscovers its teeth
  • COMMENT: Why the Fed’s rate rise matters for the N. American truck market
  • COMMENT: Auto industry perplexed as Italy ‘no’ adds to Eurozone jitters
  • 3D printing ‘a natural fit’ for luxury interior production
  • Opel’s silence speaks volumes in production update
  • Daimler trucks Mexico plays the long game
  • EC calls Member States to task in defeat device debacle
  • AEB gentlemen’s agreement lands NHTSA in court
  • From blame to support: Vision Zero calls for attitude shift

We hope you enjoy this issue of AW Monthly, and as always, we welcome your thoughts and suggestions; email us at [email protected]. Martin Kahl Editor,