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March Outdoes Expectations but North America Production Losses Still Mounting

With new production slowdowns still being announced regularly, there is a growing sense that the microchip shortage will hit second-quarter manufacturing plans even harder. Plus, there are more rumblings that microchip capacity will remain a problem throughout the rest of the year.

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NVIDIA Orin: Are Central Computers the future of AV systems?

NVIDIA DRIVE AV embodies a trend toward centralization of computers in autonomous vehicles being adopted by major automakers.

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Radar Developer Arbe Lands Deal With AV Maker

The contract calls for the Israeli developer to supply 400,000 complete radar units over five years.


LG, GM and SK Efforts Portend Good News for U.S. Batteries; Li-Cycle in Arizona

South Korean battery giant LG is part of two announcements that give a shot in the arm to the fledgling U.S. battery industry, with an expansion of its GM joint venture and agreement to bury the hatchet with SK. Both actions play into Li-Cycle’s news of a new recycling facility in Arizona.

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Record High Fuel Economy in March

Gasoline prices soared, and demand for electric vehicles rose.

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North America Production Tracker Q2, April 2021

North America production tracker by manufacturer, vehicle type, and country for 2nd quarter 2021 (April 2021 update).

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China Vehicle Sales, February 2021

China vehicle sales by vehicle type and company for February 2021.

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China Vehicle Production, February 2021

China vehicle production by vehicle type and manufacturer for February 2021.

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North America Platform by Plant Production Forecast - 2020-2022

North America light vehicle production forecast by vehicle type and country; by manufacturer, vehicle type, and country; by manufacturer, country, and plant; and by manufacturer, platform, and plant by month for 2020-2022. Includes list of models with their associated platform.

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Outlook Q1 2021: North American Barometer

Wards Intelligence, Principal Forecaster, Haig Stoddard, shares Wards Intelligence and LMC North American sales and production data and forecasts for the second and third quarters of 2021.

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Outlook Q1 2021: The Cockpit of the Future

In this presentation Wards Intelligence, Senior Analyst, Drew Winter, shows past concept-car hype and presents a realistic view of future cockpit designs to 2030. This presentation looks at the design challenges presented by increasingly stringent crash safety regulations, HVAC system architectures and other realities. The response by safety system and climate control suppliers is explained in detail. Also explored are the future of new UV-C disinfecting systems and other occupant wellness features.


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Increasing Entropy in the Sector of Automotive Software

Across the entire automotive supply chain, software-defined vehicles appear to be following a clear path to future-proof architectures; as a consequence, the standardization of software platforms has become strategically important.

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Quality, Reliability and Safety in Automotive - Part 2

Extended lifetime and new use cases for electric and autonomous vehicles create new challenges in achieving adequate quality, reliability and safety.

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Quality, Reliability and Safety in Automotive

Extended lifetime and new use cases for electric and autonomous vehicles create new challenges to achieve adequate quality, reliability and safety levels.

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