Reports

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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, 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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News & Comment

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July 25, 2016

General Motors’ market discipline is working wonders. So who needs market share?

The more market share General Motors loses in the US, the more its profit margin expands. Note the company’s second quarter results. What’s going on? Is market share overrated? And who is behind this strategy at GM? It seems to be a discipline that President Dan Ammann is sponsoring. Ammann has his critics. Somewhat surprisingly, […]

July 25, 2016

Another signal of Ammann’s influence at General Motors: the company is re-assessing its strategy in India

Last year, GM’s president decided to exit Russia and it has threatened not to follow through with its investment plans in troubled South America. Now the company is talking about reevaluating its investment and product plan in India. It’s another reflection of a high level of discipline at GM that in the United States is […]

July 25, 2016

Audi wins freedom not just to set a strategy but to pursue it aggressively

The most significant strategic shift at Audi in the wake of VW Group’s the diesel scandal is its new focus on electric vehicles. It’s a post-diesel strategy. Ingolstadt plans that 25 to 30 percent of its sales by 2025 will be accounted for by EVs, a plan presented to senior management last week by CEO […]

July 25, 2016

Time to rethink product strategies in the wake of the mid-term CAFE report in the US?

What to make of the mid-term technical review issued by U.S. environmental authorities last week that indicates that the federal fuel efficiency mandate for 2025 will be softened? Automakers are contemplating the consequences. Could it necessitate a change in product planning, indeed a slower drift towards EVs and hybrid and greater reliance on off-the-shelf technology […]

July 25, 2016

EVs, self-driving, ride-sharing … Daimler’s on board, too

At a time in the industry’s history when EVs seem to have failed to find a sufficient number of buyers around the world, and when the U.S. environmental authorities have acknowledged that carmakers are reaching fuel efficiency targets without them, large carmakers seem to be doubling down on EV plans. Daimler, taking note of the […]

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