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Autonomous Vehicles from Hype to Reality 6: AV Market Outlook

Companies and investors are pumping billions of dollars into the autonomous vehicle sector for the chance to score big in this nascent market. Early movers are getting a jump on the competition with partnerships, pilot projects and production. This article analyzes survey results related to the market and sales outlook for AVs, including a Wards Intelligence forecast.

Autonomy Autonomous Vehicles Market Analysis

2022 OEM Electrification Report Card

Who among the world’s automakers is best positioned in this race toward electrification, who’s on the cusp and who still has work to do?

Propulsion Electrified Vehicles

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.

Connectivity Cockpit of the Future

Delivering the Goods Part 2: Autonomous Vans and Trucks Promise Faster, Better, Cheaper Deliveries

Driverless vehicles can reduce costs, enable 24/7 availability and provide touchless deliveries on demand.  We review some of the top autonomous delivery startups developing, testing and deploying vehicles ranging from vans to trucks.

Autonomy Autonomous Vehicles

Delivering the Goods Part 1: Autonomous Pods Promise Faster, Better, Cheaper Deliveries

Driverless vehicles can reduce costs, enable 24/7 availability and provide touchless deliveries on demand.  We review some of the top autonomous delivery startups developing, testing and deploying vehicles ranging from pod size to fullsize vans.

Autonomy Autonomous Vehicles

China May Not Be the Growth Engine BEV Makers Need

China’s economy is showing multiple signs of weakness at a time when battery-electric-vehicle makers are looking to the region for growth.

China Business Strategy

AV OEM Report Card: How Autonomous Vehicle OEMs Stack Up in 2022

See how automakers stack up in AV development, technology, partnerships, vertical integration and commercialization efforts.  Learn why the top companies received high grads and why the other OEMs need to catch up.

Autonomy Mobility

EPropelled Is On A Mission: It’s All About Efficiency

With mobility companies focused on building better batteries, Lowell, MA-based ePropelled sees an opportunity to build better electric motors. Just don’t call them a manufacturer.

Electrification Electrified Vehicles

Will Sodium-Ion Batteries Replace Lithium?

Battery chemistry is changing rapidly and is being influenced by material price volatility, supply constraints, and politics. While lithium-based batteries are the current standard, lithium is not the only option for batteries. Sodium is one alternative. Here are the factors affecting its use and the future of lithium.

Batteries Electrified Vehicles

Transforming Cockpits with Sustainable Materials and Smart Surfaces

The growth of electric vehicles and environmental concerns worldwide is creating demand for more sustainable interior materials that occupants can see and touch.

Connectivity Cockpit of the Future

Automate 2022 Detroit Focuses on Automotive

Rapidly changing customer demand, unprecedented labor shortages, and international supply chain issues are causing disruption in automotive. Additionally, the rapid developments in robotics, advanced analytics, machine learning and machine vision, as well as AI, are accelerating digital transformation and the shift to smart factories

Connectivity

Amply Talks Commercial BEV Charging Solutions, Pain Points

The 4-year-old commercial-vehicle charging company has projects in 17 states for depot-located private chargers.

Electrification Charging

Luminar vs. Tesla’s Autopilot in Live Demonstrations - With Video

Luminar provides lidar sensors and full stack autonomous vehicle software to industry partners that include eight of the top 10 global automakers.  In live demos vs. Tesla vehicles, the car equipped with Luminar technology performs dramatically better than the Tesla.

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