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Colin
Pawsey

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Colin Pawsey is a freelance technical journalist, focusing on new trends and technologies in the automotive and wind energy sector. He is a regular contributor and writing consultant to Automotive IQ and Wind Energy IQ, and is also the founder of copywriting agency – Pure Copy.

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The recent news that an Uber self-driving test car caused a fatal traffic accident in Tempe, Arizona has once again thrown a spotlight on the safety of autonomous vehicles. The vehicle was in self-driving mode, with a human at the wheel, when it struck a pedestrian as she crossed the street...Full Article »
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Smartphone functions and capabilities don’t necessarily translate directly to in-car electronic systems, and the two sectors have very different demands and characteristics. Vehicle manufacturers have a number of extra factors to consider, such as safety, driver distraction, and the methods with which we interact with in-car tech....Full Article »
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Reducing weight has become one of the hottest topics in the automotive manufacturing sector, driven largely by the need to reduce emissions to suit ever-decreasing targets. Body and drivetrain have come under intense scrutiny in the endeavour to save weight and an array of innovative concepts have been developed over recent years to achieve it....Full Article »
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Figures from IHS markit in 2017 estimate that the combined value of the centre stack display, instrument cluster display and heads-up display markets could reach more than $20.8 billion by 2022 - an increase of $9.2 billion in annual revenue in just five years....Full Article »
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Earlier this year both the UK and French governments announced plans to phase out sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, providing more evidence of the shift towards electrification. Every manufacturer is busy developing the next generation of electric cars and solutions to some long-standing problems are on the verge of being realised....Full Article »
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The age of the driverless car draws ever nearer and the automotive industry is acutely aware of the need for greater connectivity in order to realise the ambitions of fully autonomous vehicles. New cars today are already utilizing connected services and electronically controlled systems are managing various driver assist functions....Full Article »
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Noise, Vibration and Harshness reduction in automotive design is nothing new, but increasingly stringent EU legislation is putting more pressure on manufacturers to develop quieter, more ‘acoustically comfortable’ vehicles....Full Article »
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The greater electrification of vehicles is a trend that continues at pace, and one that has led to a variety of innovations in recent years. Driven by ever more stringent emission targets, the move towards hybrid and electric cars has seen rapid development in electrical architecture in a number of sectors....Full Article »
The Auto industry is in general agreement that autonomous driving is set to become a reality in the near future, but the pathways to such a revolutionary change are less than certain. The implementation of technology, the legislative framework surrounding cars which drive themselves, and the effect on infrastructure and transport industries remain...Full Article »
The reality of fully autonomous vehicles is drawing ever closer, and increasingly sophisticated driver assistance technologies are permeating the industry. Today’s ‘semi-autonomous’ cars feature a range of support functions such as lane assist and automatic braking, and the sector has become a hotbed of innovation as OEMs scramble to be the first...Full Article »
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