We are not into churning out publications 'per se', but we do
have a small range of publications for general and specialist consumption, which are
as and when the occasion arises, rather
than being regularly published to satisfy volume-profit
targets. An example of this is our report on the future of car
'end-of-life' re-cycling - a very topical subject in 2006 as the vehicle
makers are finally getting down to organising this across Europe.
We are also happy to refer you to third party publications which we believe
are of genuine usefulness. Specialist automotive publishers wishing for reciprocal
'selling' links should
contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use the following hyperlinks to 'page down' this page to
the relevant publication category. You will note that each paragraph title
is also a 'hyperlink to a page of more detailed information.
From Own to Use
The Block Exemption
FOTU was an 'off the wall' scenario written at the end of 2000,
when the future of motor retailing looked set to change dramatically
within 2 years, and the profitability of auto makers and their
upstream and downstream partners was already under threat. Apart
from the poor writing style which was forced upon us, the publication
even now provides many ideas for alternative distribution and many
aspects of FOTU also appear in the more recently issued 'Indego'
FOTU is a forecast of an alternative way of making and putting
customers into cars. It suggests a radical way in which one auto
maker (Global Auto) could return to profitability, with much detail of
their operations and those of their suppliers - and a quite different
kind of auto retailing network.
The changes we forecast in 2000 are just beginning to happen, not
as radically and thus not quite in the expected way and certainly not
as fast as we expected. No auto maker has as yet challenged any
major area of our thinking and thus FOTU still provides much original
thought for any automotive company aggressively thinking about their future
For more information click FOTU.
Our current publication examines the status of 'The Block
Exemption' as applied to motor vehicles, including details of the
current draft proposals coming out of Brussels and known reactions
across Europe, as of 10 March 2002. This publication is
updated as and when new information can be confirmed.
- For the latest information and downloads from Brussels, go to;
We have researched a UK view of this subject complete with an
economic and financial model - we believe the only one in existence at
present. This page also gives access to recent press and data
releases concerning the progress of UK legislation.
From time to time we produce briefings which can be ordered in
printed versions for a nominal fee, or can be provided in electronic
format on request.
- We are also able to produce bespoke reports on request, which may
comprise industry sector overviews or depth analysis in particular
We also bring to you a very small selection of third-party
papers and reports which we genuinely believe contribute to aspects of
the motor industry, or provide valuable reference material.
Please visit our daughter page for further