The VDA-Politikbrief compactly informs about current topics related to the automotive industry. The current issue 01/16 first explains the planned introduction of Real-Driving Emission measurements. In addition, we call for a new European trade policy initiative. We also analyze the economic developments in China and describe the heart of our industry - the suppliers. Coming from the huge potential of long HGVs we look forward to the upcoming IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016. Welcome to Hanover.