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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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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48V and automotive electrification – systems, performance and opportunity: 2nd edition

A comprehensive overview of current and near-future technical and commercial developments in the move to 48 volt systems – out now in comprehensively updated 2nd edition.

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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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May 25, 2016

Ford’s Mark Fields still has his doubters

It is difficult to assess whether Ford CEO Mark Fields is under real pressure. Given Ford’s strong first quarter results it seems unlikely.  But at the company’s recent annual meeting  a handful of shareholders voiced concern about the stock price. One even suggested bringing  Alan Mulally back as an adviser. But more importantly,  Joe Hinrichs — president of […]

May 25, 2016

How important are Alfa and Maserati to FCA’s master plan? Well, Sergio Marchionne has just put Reid Bigland in charge of both

Giving global responsibility for Alfa Romeo and Maserati to Reid Bigland (in addition to U.S. sales) is a sign  the two luxury brands are still central to Fiat Chrysler’s strategy. (Some had begun to doubt that.) It is also the ultimate test for Bigland and suggests that the horse race to replace Sergio Marchionne is […]

May 25, 2016

Learning new lessons from Elon Musk

The latest example of Elon Musk’s ability to defuse problems is his deft handling of the controversy that erupted when the San Jose Mercury News uncovered the exploitation of subcontracted workers building Tesla plant facilities. Musk is expert at dealing with public relations snafus. Indeed, one Detroit automaker recently held a hush-hush in-house symposium on all […]

May 25, 2016

Bringing Bo back to Detroit; several companies contemplate the idea?

What happens to Bo Andersson now that he is back from Russia? It is pretty certain that the former General Motors purchasing boss and head of both GAZ and VAZ in Russia wants back into the industry and would like the job to be in Detroit. Where might he wind up? It’s anybody’s guess. The […]

May 25, 2016

A game of strategic follow the leader

General Motors has taken the lead in this new era of OEM partnering with newcomers to the transportation space, tying up  with Lyft and Cruise Automation, Now Toyota has joined the party, linking with Uber to explore ride-sharing and leasing opportunities. Meanwhile, Ford has suggested that it will not be left behind, promising to look […]

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