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48V Issues and Prospects: Unlocking the Opportunities

Current and near-future developments in 48V Power Supply Systems

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Powertrain to 2025: Trends and Risks

Technical trends and developments in the five major powertrain areas. Analysis, discussion of recent events and developments and assessment of 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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PSA’s big push in North Africa

The internationalization of PSA continues. The maker of Peugeots and Citroens has done a joint venture deal with three Algerian partners to build cars in the country. The company is trying to increase investment in its former French colony rather than cede the ground to Chinese companies. PSA wants to sell 700,000 vehicles in the […]

Li Shufu’s reputation keeps growing among industry cognoscenti

Amid all the talk of Tesla and Waymo-like disruptors, Geely has quietly emerged among the industry’s intelligentsia as perhaps the more formidable tactical alternative to the mainstream. Last week’s acquisition of a flying car company may have been symbolic, but insiders at the giant auto groups are taking Chairman Li Shufu very seriously as a […]

The race to profitable EVs. Who’ll get there first?

Electric vehicle platforms are one of the industry’s critical strategic battlegrounds these days. All the many ambitious announcements of multiple EV models by the early 2020s are based on platforms currently in development. Nissan a few days ago showed its IMx concept, which sits on a new EV platform. General Motors last week described plans […]

Suppliers are beginning to feel short-term pressure

You hear it all the time – giant global suppliers are perfectly positioned for the autonomous future. The idea is that in the world of self-driving vehicles, they will be software platform providers partnering with other suppliers and automakers, enjoying enormous economies of scale in electronics and other artificial intelligence realms, and ultimately dictating terms […]

How reluctant is General Motors to take a controlling stake in a Chinese joint venture?

Beijing is committed to the development and production of pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars, and thus its new willingness to allow foreign automakers to own more than 50 percent of joint ventures –- if they build electric vehicles. Of course, that has generated interest from Tesla, which is moving closer to becoming the first foreign […]

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