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21st Century Powertrain: electrification, fuel and future

Technical trends and developments in the 5 major powertrain technologies of the 21st century

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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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Sustainability in the Tire Industry 2016

Definitive study on sustainability in the tire industry – technology roadmap, key opportunities, future

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Internet of Cars: from Disruption to Dominance

Key trends in the connected car market

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With its Model 3, Tesla may be chasing the Tesla-chasers

Talk about how the Trump administration could negatively affect Tesla continues, but Elon Musk’s electric vehicle maker faces another, perhaps more serious problem. According to the company’s most supportive analyst, Adam Jonas, the Model 3 will be at least a year late in arriving. By that time the numerous other carmakers planning Tesla-fighting EVs will […]

VW’s new plant in Algiers appears to signal an industrywide trend toward Africa

The talk has been circulating for months and now it is official. Volkswagen will build an assembly plant in Algeria. Production will start at 100 units per day, but sources say capacity will be 100,000 annually. That’s a tiny slice of the global automotive pie, but the move is regarded as a bellwether in Africa, […]

GM will surge back into fleet sales in 2017, right? Wrong.

The fascination with the market discipline General Motors has exhibited in the U.S. for the past 18 months continues, as the Detroit automaker withdraws from marginally profitable, residual-value killing fleet sales and limits buyer incentives. When will it end? Soon, for sure, what with the market plateauing. But North American sales chief Alan Batey says […]

The great diesel exodus in the United States

Passenger-car diesel is in its death throes in the United States. No sooner did Mercedes executives suggest at the recent Los Angeles Auto show that they were considering halting diesel sales than VW announced that it would definitely do so. The VW announcement caught the industry by surprise. The smart money was that Wolfsburg would […]

Make or buy: The battery production quandary as the industry shifts dramatically to EV

Among the thorniest strategic questions¬† faced today by carmakers around the world is whether to produce their own batteries and battery cells. Volkswagen’s big new push into electric vehicles is part of a strategic reshaping¬† of the company taking place under Matthias Mueller, and a key element of the plan is produce its own batteries. […]

Featured Event

Mexico's Auto Industry Summit 2016

07 Dec 2016 - 08 Dec 2016
Leon, Guanajuato , 37510 , Mexico

3rd International Conference on Internet of Vehicles

08 Dec 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
, Fiji

Consumer Telematics Show 2017

04 Jan 2017 - 04 Jan 2017
Las Vegas , USA

9th Automotive World 2017

18 Jan 2017 - 20 Jan 2017
Tokyo , Japan

9th International Automotive Electronics Technology Expo 2017

18 Jan 2017 - 20 Jan 2017
Tokyo , Japan

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