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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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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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FCA in play? Expect a bidding war not limited to Chinese suitors

It’s true, a Chinese automaker such as Geely could end up with control of Fiat Chrysler. The bids are coming in and industry watchers are taking the news as a positive development — in large part because of the way Geely itself managed the restoration of Volvo as a force, giving it freedom to operate and providing […]

If Geely et. al. can chase FCA why at all wouldn’t SAIC go after GM?

Talk of Chinese suitors chasing Fiat Chrysler spurred another piece of conjecture last week in industry circles, the notion that Shanghai Automotive might someday make a play for its long-time partner General Motors. That has been deemed politically untenable inside SAIC, but has always been the subject of whispers in Shanghai. The talking point this […]

BMW’s “all-options-on-the-table” engine manufacturing strategy

BMW’s initial effort to be on the cutting edge of electric vehicles failed miserably. That’s a confirmed fact. The i series vehicles failed to give the company the head start they were intended to provide on the road to electrification. Tesla was the preferred models and the world has followed the path of Elon Musk’s company, […]

Ghosn is pulling Mitsubishi into Nissan’s orbit superfast

His own pending retirement may be the reason, but Carlos Ghosn is moving much quicker to bring together the operations of Mitsubishi and the Renault-Nissan Alliance than when Renault and Nissan got together nearly 20 years ago. Nissan is moving fast to take advantage of Mitsubishi’s operations in one of the highest growth-potential regions of […]

Little Mazda’s big powertrain plans for the future have steer clear of diesels and EVs

Mazda’s rollout of its alternative to electric vehicles came in the form of the SkyActiv-X, which follows the off-the-shelf SkyActiv powertrain strategy launched in 2011. SkyActiv-X involves the homogenous charged compression ignition technology that can produce diesel-like fuel economy and petrol-like performance. Whether the technology fulfills its promise is one thing — others have failed to […]

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Self Driving Car Workshop

Strategic implications of the Coming Revolution

24 October 2017, Frankfurt, Germany
2 November 2017, Auburn Hills, MI, USA

Automotive Battery Management

26 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Mainz , Germany

AACT! Auto Apps & Connected Driving

28 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Berlin , Germany

ADAS & Autonomous Vehicles USA

02 Oct 2017 - 03 Oct 2017
Novi, MI , USA

Tech.AD Detroit - The Road to Autonomous Driving

04 Dec 2017 - 05 Dec 2017
Detroit , USA

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