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Cockpit of the Future: Vehicle Purpose, Segment Will Dictate Design
“Cockpit of the future” stirs images of giant pillar-to-pillar screens and lavish immersive user experiences. Those are coming in ultra-premium luxury EVs as soon as this year, but in the world of high-volume personal vehicles and commercial trucks, there will be many different cockpits of the future, delineated by purpose, segments and price. Many won’t have screens at all; they will be BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
Autonomous Vehicles from Hype to Reality 3: AI and Communications Challenges
Companies and investors are pumping billions of dollars into the autonomous vehicle sector for the chance to score big in this nascent market. Early movers are getting a jump on the competition with partnerships, pilot projects and production. This article analyzes survey results related to AI and Communications.
Mullen Talks Vehicles, Manufacturing and Batteries
The upstart California-based BEV automaker has its sights set on a variety of sectors, from cargo vans to high-performance, six-figure sports cars.
Hardware Consolidation: The Key to Reducing Costs, Achieving Long-Term Sustainable Business.
Across the automotive supply chain, software-defined architectures appear to be following a clear path to ensure future-proof vehicles. With software architectures disrupting the traditional hardware-based automotive industry, progress in semiconductor component development is essential to consolidate and achieve the desired system simplification and cost effectiveness for the mobility industry of the future.
Autonomous Vehicles from Hype to Reality 2: Market Factors, Challenges and Regions
Companies and investors are pumping billions of dollars into the autonomous vehicle sector for the chance to score big in this nascent market. Early movers are getting a jump on the competition with partnerships, pilot projects and production. This second article in the series analyzes survey results related to autonomous vehicle market factors, challenges and regions.
New CEO Says Velodyne Positioned to Succeed
Velodyne was the lidar sector’s pioneer, but recent management turmoil, plunging revenues and ground gained by upstart competitors in the automotive sector appeared to cloud its future. But while its new top executive, two months into the job, admits some things need fixing, he likes the company’s position as the lidar market begins to emerge.
Research Shows Near-Consensus for Industry on BEV Range, Charging, Cost Targets
BEVs need to hit 350 miles or higher in the next four years, respondents to the Wards Intelligence Battery Electric Vehicle Future survey say.
Q&A: Exro CEO Sue Ozdemir Discusses Unique Motor-Control Technology
Improving the efficiency of electric motors is the core technology under development by Exro Technologies. The company’s Coil Driver employs a patented system of motor management that can eliminate the need for multiple motors to power everything from electric bicycles to medium-duty trucks.
Autonomous Vehicles From Hype to Reality: Market Strategies and Early Applications
Companies and investors are pumping billions of dollars into the autonomous-vehicle sector for the chance to score big in this nascent market. Early movers are getting a jump on the competition with partnerships, pilot projects and pilot production. Our industry survey provides insight into what industry leaders are planning for AVs in the next 10 years.
Asahi Kasei’s Franchy: Clean-Cabin Tech Has Consumer Appeal, But Automakers Need Convincing
The supplier says its research shows car buyers would be willing to spend up to $1,000 for antimicrobial interior surfaces and other germ-killing technology inside their next vehicles.
Automakers Banking on Advanced Combustion Concepts for ICE Efficiency
As the automotive industry hurtles toward an electrified future, the internal-combustion engine remains a significant part of the mix. Our industry survey indicates a handful of technologies are expected to improve ICE efficiency in the coming decade, with advanced combustion concepts leading the way.
American Battery Solutions’ Warner: U.S. Battery Gap Worrisome
Battery expert John Warner signals high hopes for solid-state technology, says battery cost targets are in sight, questions Toyota’s less-aggressive approach to BEVs and frets about America’s spotty battery-supply chain.
Arm Strengthens Automotive IP Portfolio with SOAFEE
On Sept. 15, Arm announced a new direction in its IP and technology portfolio to address the transformation of the automotive industry whose center of gravity is rapidly moving toward software, rather than hardware, components.
It appears evident that open-software platforms are of strategic import for the new mobility era. This role is evident not only from different bodies and companies investing in them, but also the effect on regional interests that are characterizing the automotive industry lately, with counterposing economic powers trying to dominate.
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