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David E. Zoia

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Dave writes about manufacturing, vehicle technology, management issues and international trends.

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Battery-Electric Vehicles to Lead on 5G Deployment

The adoption of new ADAS – and ultimately fully autonomous – features is requiring faster communication between sensors, GPS and the cloud, driving automakers toward 5G communication. Upcoming BEVs, many incorporating all-new software-defined electronics architectures, are at the forefront of the transition.

Connectivity Electrified Vehicles

Lead-Acid Giant Clarios Has Eye on Li-ion Recycling Sector

Clarios has a long history in recycling and using reclaimed materials to make new starter batteries. It now is turning attention toward making that work for lithium-ion batteries too.

Electrification Batteries

Q&A: AImotive CEO Talks Sony Car, Silicon Chips and New Market Opportunities

Laszlo Kishonti sees a potential opening for AImotive as non-traditional players look to enter the battery-electric market. In order to move quickly and be competitive, they’ll need to rely on companies like his for advanced technology, he believes.

Autonomy ADAS

Are We Nearing a Shakeout in Lidar?

Lidar development has reached the 3.0 stage and is moving even beyond. Developers such as Israeli startup Opsys believe the path is set for sub-$200 sensors, and with automakers lining up suppliers for coming new-generation ADAS features, winners in the sector are beginning to emerge.

Autonomy ADAS

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.


Mobility Start-Up On a Mission to Promote Electric Vehicles

Earth Rides is employing a fleet of used Teslas and fulltime drivers to offer a better ride-hailing service and help drive the clean-energy agenda.

Mobility Electrified Vehicles
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