Industry Spotlight Posts

The latest automotive industry analysis from veteran commentator and former engineer, Peter Els
We take a look at proposed electric vehicle R&D budgets, sales forecasts and government incentives to analyze the impact on progress Covid-19 may cause
Much like Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric vehicles, coronavirus is catalyzing disruptive thinking, and is likely to change the way the automotive industry does business
2020 should be the year that EV sales really start to take off. But are consumers ready to switch to electric vehicles? And do they actually want to drive with electric power alone? We take a look
Heading into 2020, we take a look at the big stories of last year, and how they’re likely to influence the narrative of not just the coming year, but the next decade, too
Column: What is in a word?
Published: 2019-12-03
Autopilot, Super Cruise, Traffic Jam Assist – is the auto industry’s use of ambiguous marketing jargon, rather than accurate description, setting it up for failure?
The Worldwide harmonized Light vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) was supposed to help the car industry clean up its act. The reality may not match the ambition
Exploring the future of car lighting, inside and out, once autonomous vehicles become widely adopted. How will cars communicate with pedestrians when they don't have a driver? And how will interior lighting evolve? Find out here...
In just a few short years, artificial intelligence has jumped from sci-fi future to fundamental technology upon which to build an entirely new generation of products and services used in the automotive industry. We take a look at how AI is shaking the industry to its core.
Examining the balance of global lithium-ion battery supply and increased demand from carmakers now the electric vehicle is becoming the must-have consumer device
We examine how cost engineering has evolved into a discipline vital for continued profitability and survival of manufacturers as the automotive industry transitions to provide Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric vehicles.
Allowing the computer to take the wheel is a huge leap for consumers. Trusting that the car will know when to steer and when to brake requires systems that are exceptionally sophisticated and intuitively designed. Here we explore some of the issues around braking and steering for self-driving cars.
As self-driving vehicles evolve, the demand for cost-effective model-based systems engineering is set to become the norm in most E/E systems. Here we explore the benefits of model-based systems and how they can become both a time and money saver.
BMW Group and Daimler AG recently announced they would invest more than €1 billion ($1.13 billion) to form a joint venture offering customers a single source for sustainable urban mobility service solutions. But what's in it for both players? Data, data and more precious data...
The key to unlocking electrification lies in electrical energy storage, which is both complicated and expensive. So complicated in fact that it has kept scientists busy for over 150 years. And after all this time, only two viable electrical energy storage systems have found their way into commercial use - the lead-acid battery and lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery. So what's next?
The End of Lighting as We Know It?
Published: 2016-11-22
The past two decades have probably been the most innovative years in the history of the automotive industry. The speed at which the spotlight has moved from downsized IC engines to PHEVs and onto full EVs and fully se...
Although Electric Vehicles hold a relatively insignificant share of the global carpark at the moment, there’s no doubt that this is set to change dramatically over the next few years: Last year EV sales grew by about...
The motor industry is on the brink of a technological and social revolution that will fundamentally alter the way it does business. The scale, scope and complexity of the revolution will be unlike anything humankind h...
For many years U.S. regulators have been calling for more automation in motor vehicles. By fitting systems that apply the brakes to prevent a crash, or guide a vehicle on the highway, the Department of Transport hopes...
No doubt our forefathers never saw the tiller as one of the first Human Machine Interfaces, so when they ditched this maritime relic for a circular steering wheel it was surely only seen as a technical improve...
In a strange twist of fate two recent GM suitors, Google and FCA, find themselves in a highly publicized marriage of convenience. But why would these two end up as bedfellows in the race for the first series-productio...
New technologies in the automotive industry are a dime a dozen and like the proverbial kid in a cand...
Even as BMW celebrated its 100-year anniversary with a celebration in Munich's Olympiahalle, it finds itself entering a new disruptive digital age commonly called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Not only do...
After centuries of building motor vehicles one would have thought that process controls and procedures would have developed to the point where recalls, and in particular safety r...
According to Bob Joop Goos, chairman of the International Organisation for Road Accident Prevention, more than 90 percent of road accidents are caused by human error. If that’s c...
Autonomous cars with learner plates
Published: 2015-12-14
In June Google’s self-driving cars broke through the magical million mile mark. Over this distance these vehicles were involved in eleven accidents; eight during city driving and three on the freeway. None of these we...

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