David E. Zoia
Executive Director, Content
Dave writes about manufacturing, vehicle technology, management issues and international trends.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The contract calls for the Israeli developer to supply 400,000 complete radar units over five years.
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.