GKN Driveline's vision of the future
GKN Driveline's director of advanced engineering believes now is the most exciting time to be an automotive engineer. “I’ve worked in this industry for 27 years,” said Theo Gassman.
“In the 1990s, drive systems were all mechanical, but since then, they’ve become a lot more complex.” He believes connectivity and big data will be the next things to go under the spotlight.
“How will we make best use of all the data in a car?” he said. “That’s the question.”
The 'everyday' Ferrari
The creation of the GTC4 Lusso T was driven by demand for an ‘everyday’ Ferrari with a harder edge and without all-wheel drive. Around 70% of FF/GTC4 Lusso buyers in countries such as Germany and Switzerland said four-wheel drive was key, but that dropped to 30% in places such as California and even lower in the Far East.