2020-01-24T13:00:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison,
A squeeze on automotive suppliers, together with the adaptation of new technology, will lead some major players to play a bigger role in overall vehicle development cycles, especially in shaping customer user experiences
While much focus is put on OEM plans to launch more electric vehicles, a great deal of the technology, value, production and services will come from both existing and emerging suppliers across the value chain. We expect many new opportunities for these companies over the next decade.
Renault is conducting a test in Paris of an on-demand car service using two autonomous electric vehicles. The French carmaker is also teaming up with driverless-car specialist Waymo to explore the possibility of driverless transportation to and from the main Paris airport.
Volvo Group said its venture capital arm has invested in Israeli automotive cybersecurity specialist Upstream Security. It also announced that it would form a dedicated new business arm for autonomous vehicles.
It’s been less than a year since archrivals BMW and Daimler received the regulatory approvals needed to merge their mobility services into a new jointly owned company and the two German premium car groups are moving steadily ahead with plans to develop revenue streams that can, one day, offset expected declines in traditional new-car sales.
Connectivity, autonomous driving, shared services and electric vehicles will combine to have a major impact on sales, aftersales and service operations in the automotive industry, according to a new study by consultants Deloitte.
The Volkswagen brand is the first car manufacturer to have a board member in charge of software. In an interview, Christian Senger talks about the sea change within the company, software as a core competency and changes in supplier management.
2019-09-30T08:42:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media
Ahead of stringent EU emissions targets starting in 2020, some carmakers are pursuing strategies that actually go against what they will ultimately need to do to reduce hefty fines. This makes sense – but only for now
Volkswagen is reorganizing its global R&D operations in a new division to be called “Volkswagen Group Innovation.” The unit will bring all international innovation-related activities, including research centers in California, Europe and Asia, under one roof.
2019-09-26T09:56:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media
In the face of government and citizens’ rising concern over climate change, vehicle emission regulations around the world are tightening, especially in Europe. In our latest business intelligence report, we forecast that carmakers will face hefty fines under tightening vehicle emission targets, driven largely by factors outside their control.
2019-09-25T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media
The downturn in automotive sales volume creates many challenges, but the transitional state of the industry also provides many business opportunities, according to a forecast and report from Ultima Media.