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What is the true value of partial automation systems?

The bad press experienced by fully autonomous (SAE Level 4) robotaxis has made developers aware that the industry needs a cultural reassessment to continue drawing in investors and customers. Meanwhile, the global market for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is expected to follow a steady upward trajectory. By 2029, Statista forecasts that it will reach […]

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EVs dominate Ford shareholder and management agendas

Ford is facing growing pressure from disgruntled shareholders to be more transparent with its electric vehicle (EV) business. The topic of electrification dominated the discussion at the 69th annual meeting of shareholders, held on 9 May 2024, as investors called management to account across various fronts. As one disgruntled shareholder put it, “Ford’s EV plans

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In-vehicle consumer services are reshaping the industry

Cian O’Cuinneagain argues that automakers need to identify what digital services customers are willing to pay for and educate them on their existence In 2023, BMW adjusted its ‘heated seats on subscription service’ after receiving feedback from numerous drivers who expressed dissatisfaction with having to subscribe to features that were originally built into the hardware.

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VivaTech 2024 : Peugeot designs the future of driving pleasure with Hypersquare

Peugeot, a major player in technological innovation, electrifies VivaTech with its bold concept car Inception, ushering in a new era of electric mobility Peugeot innovation is about technological creativity connected to reality, meeting the real needs of customers and enhancing the joy of driving. At VivaTech 2024, PEUGEOT presents its vision of the car of

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Will Tesla’s Supercharger layoffs damage EV adoption? 

The widespread availability of reliable public chargers will play a crucial role in enabling the success of electric vehicles (EVs). Standardisation of charger type is an important step towards ensuring this becomes a reality. Two competing charging standards have gained traction over the last decade: the Combined Charging Standard (CCS) and Tesla’s proprietary North American

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Regional sourcing central to greening of EV supply chain

The environmental impact of electric vehicles (EVs), especially their batteries, is a key issue for the industry, and will become more prominent in the years ahead. Achieving 100% sustainability is impossible because of the extractive mining processes at heart of the sector. However, the use of recycled materials, especially materials recovered from life-expired batteries, and

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Global vehicle assembly plant database – 2024 edition

‘Global vehicle assembly plant database—2024 edition’ contains production data for nearly 60 vehicle groups, 140 brands and 1,100 models The Global vehicle assembly plant database – 2024 edition contains production data for nearly 60 vehicle groups, 140 brands and over 1,100 models. It includes light (<3.5t GVW) and heavy (>3.5t GVW) vehicles. Numerous entries have

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