Reports

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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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Automotive connectivity: from connected cars to connected services

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 via 50+ interviews, expert polls, and real-world use cases and case studies.

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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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Materials & lightweighting: strategies, applications, opportunities

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

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News & Comment

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Why the car sharing future WILL mean a fall in unit sales

According to a research note from the Deutsche Bank automotive team that has been widely reported on this week, car sharing, when it arrives, may not cut into total car sales. We disagree. “The consensus view is that auto sales will decline, and that this will be negative for U.S. original equipment manufacturers,” said Deutsche […]

Universal autonomy is further away than you think

Widespread adoption of fully self-driving cars with the occupants reclining comfortably in the back are further away than you might think. A new Moody’s forecast estimates that while fully autonomous or driverless cars could be a common option on U.S. vehicles by about 2030 and is likely to be standard on all new vehicles sold […]

At Hyundai, Peter Schreyer is a one-man strategy

Peter Schreyer’s book of Genesis Hyundai’s Genesis luxury-car strategy is as much a design strategy as it is a business plan, or so it seems. In fact, one wonders whether Hyundai would even do this thing if Peter Schreyer was not  its chief designer. Okay, that’s a stretch. But when you have the designer who […]

BMW at the crossroads; PSA gazes over the Atlantic; Hyundai prepares to show the look of Genesis; GM and Toyota make tactical moves in ride-sharing and self-driving

Toyota strikes fast on automatic braking … watch for others to follow When it comes to tactical decision-making, speed is everything these days. Such as move was inevitable and it is fascinating how quickly the formerly fast-following Toyota moved. Soon after 20 carmakers committed to making automatic emergency braking systems a standard feature on virtually all […]

Is Volkswagen on the precipice of a strategic blunder?

If this really is Volkswagen’s new strategy for North America, dealers hate it Volkswagen dealers in the U.S. are in uproar about the new strategic direction VW global brand chief Herbert Diess has hinted at. A dozen U.S. retailers are in Wolfsburg this week for a corporate event, but much more important things were added […]

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