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48V Issues and Prospects: Unlocking the Opportunities

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


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.


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


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


Materials & lightweighting: strategies, applications, opportunities

Comprehensive coverage of the lightweighting sector – technical analysis, OEM strategies, supplier opportunities


 News & Comment

The electrification message in Frankfurt: It’s far more than just a compliance issue

At the Frankfurt auto show, every stand and every brand had something newsy to say about with electrified vehicles or EV strategies, falling in line with each other, as it were. The obsession with electrification was unprecedented. Hardly a conversation among execs didn’t touch on the topic. And it was nearly impossible to keep track of […]

The trepidation about taking a leap at FCA

Why are the serious suitors of Fiat Chrysler apparently limited to the Chinese? Volkswagen, generally believed to be the most logical, potential non-Chinese buyer, is said to be concerned about FCA’s large negative working capital positions should the industry fall into a slump. Sergio Marchionne’s cash generation skills — similar to the way Carlos Tavares […]

If Daimler is going to split up divisions to unlock value, will other Germans will do the same?

FCA has touched off lots of spin-off speculation with its Ferrari success. So, what about GM? Industrywide speculation about spinning off brands and business units is reaching a fever pitch. Now General Motors is in the conversation, with speculation that it could make Cadillac independent, or possibly some of its new mobility plays. It all […]

Jim Hackett may have a few surprises up his sleeve at Ford next week

These days there is a tremendous amount of speculation about what strategic gems Ford’s Jim Hackett will unveil on October 3. But one concern among Ford-watchers: there have been so many big announcements in the EV space in the past couple of weeks that Hackett’s expected plan to accelerate Ford’s electrification plans could look and […]

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