The Job

Infotainment

The Job: Dave Anderson

To have the opportunity to create your own job is a dream that, for the vast majority of people, remains just that – a dream – and nothing more.

Features

The Job: Sarah Haslam

The perception of the automotive industry is that it’s a man’s world and it’s a real struggle for women to get into. But that’s not the experience of Ford’s...

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Philippe Pelletier

The task of ensuring that vehicles are of suitable quality is far from simple. Much of the difficulty stems from the fact that the term ‘quality’ is a...

Connectivity

The Job: Jussi Lehtinen

The importance of the driver being able to operate the vehicle and its array of add-on technologies has always been fundamental. Even before the automotive...

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Egbert Bakker

In a relatively short time, the job requirements for an engineer have changed significantly. Like so many other professions, being computer literate is now a standard...

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Ulrick Koesters

Typically, an engineer's role at a large OEM is in many ways at odds with that, say, of an accountant in the same company. The priority for the former is to develop...

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David Moss

Given the choice, being able to predict the future is one of the genuinely useful superpowers that an OEM could benefit from. While he would not claim to actually...

Commercial Vehicles

Peter Reyes

For many years, the US market tended to favour power over fuel consumption and muscle over practicality. A plentiful supply of fuel and wide open roads meant that the...

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Jan Obermann

The vehicle, what it represents and its main purpose – its raison d'être, if you will – is quite different depending on who you speak to. For some...

Emissions

Andreas Giese

Starting the morning in the tallest building in Offenbach am Main, east of Frankfurt, gives Andreas Giese some impressive vistas to look out on before he starts his...

The Job

Norman Snowdon

As much as engineers love to endlessly tinker with and refine a certain part, if the end product is not what customers want then it is all a waste of time, energy and...

Body-in-white

Bob Prew

The start of any vehicle development programme is an exciting time. It brings together teams of engineers and designers with different ideas and concepts that will...

Powertrain

Jorg-Urs Fuchs

The statement 'it is not the size of the engine, it's what you do with it that counts' is so obviously true for some people that they wrongly perceive it...

Chassis

Michael Harder

There has been a rapid emergence, spread and miniaturisation of computer technology over the last several decades. The impact has affected almost every conceivable area...

Hybrids & EVs

Gordon Day

It is often wrongly assumed that if desirable technology is not readily available, it must mean it does not exist and is beyond the realm of human capabilities. However, occasionally it is...