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21st Century Powertrain: electrification, fuel and future – APRIL 2017 UPDATE

Technical trends and developments in the 5 major powertrain technologies of the 21st century. Updated for April 2017 with new analysis, discussion of events and developments in the past quarter, and revised outlook to assess their likely impact.

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Cybersecurity in the connected car: technology, industry, and future

Technology trends, solutions and standards and future in automotive cybersecurity, with expert interviews, exclusive case studies, and latest developments

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Autonomous vehicles to 2027: a detailed review

In-depth analysis of the impact of autonomous driving on the automotive industry: business models, regulation, technology, industry restructuring, forecasts for adoption

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Materials & lightweighting: strategies, applications, opportunities

Comprehensive coverage of the lightweighting sector – technical analysis, OEM strategies, supplier opportunities

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Turbochargers and superchargers – major trends and the future of forced induction

Technology, business and future of forced induction: market drivers, powertrain strategies, market segmentation and dynamics, forecasts to 2020, current and future forced induction technology, and detailed sector supplier profiles

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Toyota once set its own global agenda. Now China appears to drive the Japanese giant

It’s as if the industry needs a Shanghai or Beijing auto show to recognize the significance of China in the global picture. The short-term, incremental movements of the Chinese industry — sales for a given month might be slightly up or down or the government may remove or reinstate some form of incentive — tends […]

Tesla’s next big move has analysts paying attention. But what about rival carmakers?

Elon Musk this month tweeted: “Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September. Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level.” As expected, Adam Jonas of Morgan Stanley weights in. Jonas, who seems to virtually to function as a kind of chief strategist, or futurist, for Tesla, is now discussing various ways trucks and/or trucking […]

Unconcerned about technology transfers, Daimler plans a big ramp-up in China

Daimler is increasing its focus on China and will use electromobility to do it. It needs to catch up with BMW and Audi in manufacturing capacity in the country and will start by producing electric vehicles in Beijing. Daimler also reflects a changing position among global carmakers in China — a lack of concern about […]

Venezuela’s gift to General Motors

Venezuela’s seizure of General Motors’ assembly plant in the country is in the nature of doing GM a giant favor. The Venezuelan market is falling to pieces. Only about 3,000 vehicles were sold in the country last year, compared to a half million not so many years ago. Oil revenues in the country have collapsed. […]

Mercedes’ Concept A may preview a shift away from current styling themes – for all carmakers

The industry consensus is that if any one thing vaulted Mercedes ahead of BMW in global sales last year it was styling. Now Daimler is ready for its next stage of design. Chief designer Gorden Wagener has been talking for months about a new crease-less language for the brand and in Shanghai, and with the […]

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TU-Automotive Detroit

07 Jun 2017 - 08 Jun 2017
Detroit , USA

Car HMI Europe - UX Redefined

26 Jun 2017 - 27 Jun 2017
Berlin , Germany

AACT! Auto Apps & Connected Driving

28 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Berlin , Germany

Tech.AD Detroit - The Road to Autonomous Driving

04 Dec 2017 - 05 Dec 2017
Detroit , USA

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