Ian Riches is Vice President of the Global Automotive Practice at TechInsights. With over 20 years of analyst experience, he is one of the foremost industry analysts in the automotive electronics sector. Ian heads research teams that provide forecasts and analysis of automotive electronic systems, semiconductors and sensors on a worldwide basis. His areas of research include power train, chassis, safety, security and body application—including high-growth areas such as hybrid and electric vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles. Ian joined TechInsights via its acquisition of Strategy Analytics. Before joining Strategy Analytics, Ian spent 2 years as Assistant Editor of Automotive Engineer, the UK magazine published by the IMechE. He has also held the position of Press Officer/Technical Author for MTL, a safety-related electronic equipment manufacturing company. Ian holds an MA in engineering from Cambridge University, where he specialized in fluid dynamics, turbo-machinery and internal combustion engines.