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Paul Nieuwenhuis

Paul Nieuwenhuis

Paul Nieuwenhuis was born in the Netherlands and studied in Australia, Belgium, Spain and Scotland, where he obtained his PhD from Edinburgh University. After a spell in consultancy, carrying out projects for most of the world’s car and truck makers and acting as a special advisor on state aid in the automotive industry to the European Commission (DGIV), he joined the Centre for Automotive Industry Research (CAIR) at Cardiff University in 1990.

CAIR specialises in the economic and strategic aspects of the world automotive sector, giving it a rare overview of the industry. The centre has attracted contracts from car manufacturers, suppliers and governments, world-wide. Here he also developed his special interest in the problems of making personal mobility compatible with the need for sustainability. In 2001 he became a founder member of the ESRC-funded Centre for Business Responsibility, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS) at Cardiff University.

He co-created an innovative course in Motoring Journalism together with the highly regarded Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and is also a director – in partnership with colleagues at the Cardiff School of Engineering – of the Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence at Cardiff University.

Humans strive for efficiency but could learn so much from nature's resilience

Dec 17, 2016 06:49 am UTC| Nature Technology

Since the industrial revolution, humans have been driving towards ever greater efficiency. In fact, efficiency making the best possible use of the resources at hand has become the core concept of how we run the...

How the car fueled global economic and foreign policy

Jul 28, 2016 02:46 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Cars are rarely at the centre of either the economic or political debate. In media terms, cars are often in the realm of the likes of Jeremy Clarkson, with some more serious commentators such as the RAC, FIA or SMMT as...

Electric Car Series

How Dyson can offer a challenge to Tesla and the electric car giants

Apr 04, 2016 15:17 pm UTC| Insights & Views Business

British vacuum cleaner manufacturer Dyson may be steering into a brand new market. News that the company owned by inventor and entrepreneur, James Dyson, has received UK government research funds for electric vehicle...

Electric Car Series

Riversimple's hydrogen fuel cell Rasa gives car design a clean slate

Feb 22, 2016 14:13 pm UTC| Technology

The prototype of a car powered by a hydrogen fuel cell was unveiled this month by the Welsh company Riversimple. The company has named its vehicle named Rasa after the Latin phrase tabula rasa, which means: clean...

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Economy

US legislators to vote on bill that may delist Chinese firms

The US House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill threatening to boot Chinese companies, including behemoths like Alibaba and Baidu, out of American stock markets. The bill, entitled Holding Foreign Companies...

Japan, China hope travel restart would boost economies

Japan and China are hopeful that the easing of border controls and compulsory 14-day quarantine requirements to expedite their economic recoveries. The two countries started accepting visa applications for business...

South Korea's tariffs on Japanese steel found illegal by WTO

The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that South Korea violated the international anti-dumping agreement when it renewed a series of 15.39 percent duties on Japanese stainless steel bars in 2017. According to the WTO...

China imposes 212% tariffs on Australia's wine, claims dumping

Chinese regulators would impose tariffs of between 107.1 and 212.1 percent on Australian wines after finding preliminary evidence of dumping, causing material damage to the domestic wine industry in China. An...

Oil price reaches highest level since March due to promising vaccine, Biden transition

Oil surged to $47 a barrel Tuesday, its highest level since in March on Tuesday, due to AstraZenecas promising coronavirus vaccine that spurred demand recovery hopes and US President-elect Joe Bidens transition to the...

Politics

Barack Obama talks about the bond between his daughters Malia and Sasha Obama

Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are parents to Malia and Sasha Obama. In an interview, the former president talked about the bond between the two siblings, sharing that the sisters have become...

Joe Biden suffers foot fracture while playing with dog Major

President-elect Joe Biden is already in the midst of preparing for his inauguration on January 20, 2021. However, Biden may have to attend his inauguration wearing a boot following an accident that resulted in him...

Melania Trump unveils decorated White House for Christmas

Even with the ongoing pandemic, people are still determined to celebrate Christmas, including first lady Melania Trump. Melania recently unveiled the White House Christmas decorations in time for the holidays. The first...

Donald Trump attacks judges following dismissal of voter fraud claims

States are already certifying the results of their respective elections much to the chagrin of Donald Trump. Following the recent dismissal of a lower court order to delay certification of results, Trump blasted the judges...

Science

Asteroid news: Hayabusa2 samples of Ryugu arriving at Earth in two weeks

Space agencies all over the world are already ahead of us in tackling possible asteroid collisions that may happen in the future. Japans own space agency is already making progress in studying one particular asteroid,...

Asteroid alert: Mysterious minimoon to make an approach to Earth next week

Back in September, astronomers were left speculating about the asteroid 2020 SO even after it was first spotted approaching our planet. As the mysterious space object makes itself visible again, astronomers now have...

Reincarnation: Top NASA scientist believed there is scientific proof of life after death

One of the biggest mysteries in life is the concept of the afterlife, something that could only be viewed in a more spiritual sense than scientific. However, one top NASA scientist believed that there is scientific...

Climate change warning: Antarctica's ice sheet may become unstable if global warming continues

The whole world may be suffering from climate change, but the icy region of Antarctica is among the worst-hit. As the ice has already melted at a concerning rate, scientists have warned that the ice sheet of the continent...

Technology

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro appears in certification filings hinting at early 2021 launch

Wireless earbuds have been include in the annual product launch traditions of major tech companies, including Samsung. While others stick to just one name every year, it appears that Samsung is switching it up again in...

Apple Watch Series 7 expected to sport ‘improved form factor’ in 2021

Major tech companies plan for their upcoming devices years in advance. It is then not surprising that just a couple of months since the Apple Watch Series 6 arrived in the market, fans are already hearing about the changes...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ cross-saves will work easier on Xbox than on PlayStation

Cyberpunk 2077 is less than two weeks away from going live, hopefully, for real this time. To help console players prepare, CD Projekt Red confirmed that the game will support cross-saves from one generation of console to...

Xiaomi Mi 11 launch moves up to January 2021, known leaker reports

It appears that Xiaomi Mi 11 is joining the list of smartphones that could be launched earlier than anticipated in 2021. Meanwhile, one of the reported changes in the upcoming series is the adoption of the 120Hz refresh...

MIUI 13’s rumored compatibility list doesn’t mention Xiaomi Mi 8 series

Any avid fan of the Xiaomi smartphone brand and its sub-brands is not just excited about the upcoming smartphones the company will release in the coming year. They also know that they should be anticipating the release of...
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