Reports

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Internet of Cars: from Disruption to Dominance

Key trends in the connected car market, corporate strategies, major challenges now and future, OEM and supplier profiles. Examines business models, tech trends and consumer perspectives.

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Automotive 48V Power Supply Systems – Implications, Opportunities and Prospects

Comprehensively updated and expanded overview of current and near-future developments in 48V Power Supply Systems

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Gasoline spark ignition engines: trends and emerging technologies

OEM strategies, regulation, technical analysis, supplier opportunities and future predictions in the gasoline engine sector

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Truck fuel efficiency: trends, challenges and emerging technologies

Market drivers, fuel price trends, new and emerging fuel efficiency technologies

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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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News & Comment

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June 22, 2016

VW’s era of empire-building is over

Volkswagen calls it a transformative strategy, aiming to put a major emphasis on battery-powered vehicles and on cost-cutting. But the key elements of Wolfsburg’s corporate rethink is the decision to unload assets and combine and realign VW’s various components production units. The bottom line is that VW is backing off from the top line — […]

June 22, 2016

Lining up to become the next Tesla

Tesla is not only influencing the behavior of large global automakers it is  also (and this no great surprise) inspiring a horde of wannabes. Three Chinese investor-backed companies have set up in Silicon Valley with the objective of offering luxury EVs. Besides Faraday Future, which keeps signing up European luxury-car executives, Atieva has been gaining attention […]

June 22, 2016

Daimler smells opportunity in Russia

Build a car plant in Russia? No automaker has suggested such a plan in years given the economic situation in the country. So what is driving Daimler to make plans for local production? While Russia’s auto industry has suffered broadly, the luxury market has not fallen to the same degree. Meanwhile, Daimler has seen its sales […]

June 22, 2016

How BMW aims to maximize 3-series profits

BMW is bringing 3-series production back to North America — to San Luis Potosi, Mexico, to be precise. It’s a clever move. Yes, BMW’s Spartanburg plant in the U.S. is needed for those ubiquitous crossovers, but BMW is still the 3-series company and needs to maximize earnings for it’s highest volume vehicle. Some observers have […]

June 22, 2016

General Motors’ full on assault on the Ford F-150 – and what it says strategically

GM’s decision to go after Ford’s F-series truck — the largest volume vehicle in the world — by attacking its aluminum bed in an advertising blitz, was a surprise attack with deeper implications than simply creating doubts in the minds of pickup shoppers. It is a tactical move that belies GM’s product strategy. For starters, it […]

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Events

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ITEC 2016

27 Jun 2016 - 29 Jun 2016
Dearborn, Michigan, USA

3rd Annual Connected Cars15

28 Jun 2016 - 01 Jul 2016
London, United Kingdom