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Quantum Computing Offers Automakers Major Productivity Advances

Quantum computers can handle much more complex questions and problems than standard computers that use binary codes of ones and zeros.


Tesla 4680 Cell Problem Child?; CATL Sodium-Ion Cell; LG’s Indonesian JV With Hyundai

Tesla’s in-house 4680 cell could be seeing a slower-than-expected rollout, while CATL says it has developed a faster-charging cell and LG and Hyundai will begin Li-ion manufacturing in Indonesia.

Electrification Batteries

Global Motor Manufacturer Forecasts Shift Back to Suppliers

Nidec, a global leader in the production of electric motors, is gearing up to produce nearly half of the traction motors automakers will demand for BEVs by 2030. The Japanese supplier predicts most OEMs will switch to supplier-built motors as the electric-vehicle industry matures.

Propulsion Electrification

July U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales to Continue Free-Fall from Springtime Peak

Sales could reverse course next month, but making it a challenge is inventory is expected to decline 8.0% in July from June, as well as the high level of uncertainty how fast production can rebound in Q3 due to lingering risks with the flow of microchips.

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‘Sense of Touch’ Technology Can Help Prevent Fatalities

The Tactile Mobility system will detect even very slight initial runover of virtually anything, including a soft human body part, and provide a warning and/or a full vehicle stop to prevent further runover, which could be life-saving.


Microchip Shortage Still Pummeling North America Production

The production cuts only exacerbate the inventory decline expected in July from June’s drastically depleted supply and further limits potential U.S. sales volumes in second-half 2021.

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U.S. Big Trucks Rise 34.1% in June

U.S. medium- and heavy-duty trucks continue a positive streak, finishing the first half of 2021 with no losses posted.

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Market Overview: Automakers, Suppliers Face Internal-Combustion Conundrum

Is the ICE age over? Not so fast. Despite the sudden urgency to develop and sell battery-electric vehicles, internal-combustion-engine-powered light vehicles aren’t going away any time soon. During this monumental shift in automotive propulsion, automakers and their suppliers are pulling out the stops to reduce emissions and squeeze ever more efficiency out of ICEs as the century-old technology evolves in the age of electrification.

ICE Future Propulsion

Cockpit of the Future: Separating Fantasy From Reality

Electrification and autonomy are transforming vehicle cabins, but not as fast as thought during the heady days of 2015. This special report looks at what's likely in the transformation of vehicle cockpits over the next few years and how safety considerations are helping to drive design.

Cockpit of the Future Connectivity

Cockpit of the Future: Safety Systems Competitive Landscape

Vehicle occupant safety and comfort are evolving as the cabin is redesigned to accommodate advanced driver assistance features, autonomous driving and vehicle electrification. This report looks at key players in the market and their efforts to keep up with new technological needs and new crash safety rules and zero-fatality goals.

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