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Q&A: Chicago Fed Automotive Policy Advisor Talks Chip Crisis

Kristin Dziczek sees the higher number of chips per vehicle, reliance on mature technology, uncertainty regarding automakers’ long-term needs and the mismatch between product lifecycles as the main reasons for the ongoing automotive chip shortage.

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BMW Shares Its Tech Trend Radar

Frank Weber believes innovation is created in the spaces in between, i.e., through interaction.

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Q&A: Chicago Fed Automotive Policy Advisor Talks Chip Crisis

Kristin Dziczek sees the higher number of chips per vehicle, reliance on mature technology, uncertainty regarding automakers’ long-term needs and the mismatch between product lifecycles as the main reasons for the ongoing automotive chip shortage.

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Continental Reinvents the Head-Up Display

Continental’s Scenic View head-up display gives the HUD concept a new look. Even though it appears futuristic, it will go into production during Q1 2023. 

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Stellantis Goes Against Flow With Attempt to Move From Android

While several automakers are announcing new infotainment systems based on the Android Automotive OS, Stellantis is seeking alternatives to AAOS, already running on FCA’s Uconnect 5 system, by investing in an in-house, Tesla-like Linux-based infotainment software.

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Sibros & Sono Motors’ Collaboration – Shaping the Future

Why the solar-assisted EV from Sono Motors, connected by Sibros, might be the right car at the right time.

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Cockpit of the Future Trends: 2030 and Beyond

Of all the future concepts we’ve reviewed, the Mercedes F 015 Luxury in Motion concept car predicts 2030 technologies most accurately. For instance, it has a pillar-to-pillar display that bears a striking resemblance to a screen that interior supplier Continental says will go into production as early as 2024 (Continental won’t identify the customer).

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Elektrobit Takes Aim at Automotive OS That’s Key to Software-Defined Vehicle

Some automakers are still trying to do it all, the software specialist says, but many OEMs are coming to the realization they need to rely on key development partners for help in making the software-defined vehicle a reality.

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Automotive Connectivity – Is It Mission Critical And What’s Its Direction?

Connectivity technology underpins the future of the automotive industry. The evolution in vehicle architectures and the move to software defined vehicles depend on connectivity to ensure they are cyber secure and up to date. The rapid evolution of BEVs means the traditional vehicle business model of profit on initial sales is being replaced by lifetime earnings that rely on over the air (OTA) upgrades to enhance the vehicle value to consumers. In this scenario has connectivity become mission critical not only from a vehicle safety perspective but for the OEMs own enterprise viability?

Connectivity technology continuously advances, but what will it be used for and who is influencing its direction and adoption in automotive?

This session will share some preliminary survey results that address these fundamental questions.

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BMW and Mini Launching Vegan Interiors in 2023

The new leather substitutes include MIRUM which is 100% bio-based and petroleum-free and has the potential to mimic all the properties of traditional leather. Another new material, Deserttex, is made from pulverized cactus fibers with a biobased polyurethane matrix. With these materials, replacing raw materials of animal origin can be combined with a significant reduction in CO2 the automaker says.

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The Future of Leather in Vehicles

Despite some OEMs totally removing or promising to eliminate leather from cockpits in the future – especially in battery-electric vehicles – Wards Intelligence research predicts most automakers – with some notable exceptions – will end up hedging their bets and will offer a variety of leather and non-leather options to accommodate all buyer demographics for the foreseeable future.

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V2X: On the Brink of a Tipping Point to Help Cut Road Fatalities

How Commsignia could be poised to take advantage of new Government initiatives.

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Lingering Chip Shortage, Shift in Supply Chain Expected

Automotive just-in-time sourcing strategy at odds with how semiconductor industry works, Roland Berger analyst says.

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Our team of analysts and researchers keeps close tabs on the latest trends in all facets regarding the role of connectivity in automotive. We compile market data internationally, keep current on policy and regulations, offer detailed forecasts of the adoption rate of emerging technology and track developments in the global connectivity ecosystem.


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