Monthly Briefing – August 2019

Welcome to the latest issue of Monthly Briefing

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

  • Patrick Vergelas, Head of Renault Mobility Services
  • Hideki Hada, Executive Engineer, Active Safety, Toyota Motor North America
  • Chen Mo, Chief Executive, TuSimple
  • Benoit Jacob, Vice President of Design, Byton
  • James Taylor, Managing Director UK, Share Now
  • Patrick Dean, Chief Engineer, Kenworth
  • Stefan Seltz- Axmacher, Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Starsky Robotics
  • Alexander Kirn, Chief Executive, Invers
  • Sam Abuelsamid, Principal Analyst, Navigant Research
  • Alastair Shooter, Global Head of Transport, DHL Supply Chain

Also in this issue:

  • Shanghai’s licence plate law is determining automaker strategy
  • Fuel suppliers prepare for the end of gasoline
  • Will future mobility be an urban legend outside of the city?
  • Could shared mobility leapfrog private ownership in India?
  • How are automakers using robots in factories?
  • London wants to make the private car a thing of the past
  • Could cyber threats kill the autonomous vehicle?
  • Engine makers need diverse solutions for next-generation trucks
  • Humans will remain essential for vehicle manufacturing
  • Can hydrogen fuel cells compete with diesel in trucking?

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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