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21st Century Powertrain: electrification, fuel and future – APRIL 2017 UPDATE

Technical trends and developments in the 5 major powertrain technologies of the 21st century. Updated for April 2017 with new analysis, discussion of events and developments in the past quarter, and revised outlook to assess 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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Why the less-than-wildly enthusiastic reaction to Ford’s new CEO Hackett? And what about Jim Farley?

Bill Ford feels the selection of Alan Mulally as CEO in 2006 was the greatest achievement of his career, and so now tries to work another such miracle with the sacking of Mark Fields and the selection of Jim Hackett as Fields’ replacement. Hackett has a kind of legendary reputation in the circles in which […]

Mark Fields may be damaged goods, but not destroyed

There is a Mark Fields side of the Ford shake-up story, too. It’s the notion that we may not have not seen the last of the well-coiffed one. One thing that didn’t happen this week – in the view of some – was the complete wreckage of the reputation of the man who was sacked. […]

General Motors’ continuing withdrawal from the world

It feels anti-climactic after General Motors’ decision to withdraw from Europe, but the decision to stop selling vehicles in India is in some ways even more dramatic. Europe is a mature market, but here GM is pulling out of a country that stands for the future – and that it had laid extensive plans for. […]

Ghosn’s increasingly intense focus on Southeast Asia

Carlos Ghosn’s has big plans for the new Nissan-Mitsubishi combination is to take on Toyota in the ASEAN countries. Mitsubishi has greater market share in the region than Nissan and so could be a huge boost to the group’s efforts in the area. But neither brand has taken full advantage of the opportunities in Asia. Can […]

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