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Flying Taxis Preparing for Maiden Commercial Flights as Early as 2024

Archer Aviation, Beta Technologies, Eve Air Mobility, Hyundai, Joby Aviation, Vertical Aerospace, Volocopter, Wisk and others are vying to be the first in the air to transport packages and passengers.  Investors are pumping significant money into this emerging sector, as major airlines and logistics companies preorder thousands of units that are expected to take off by 2026.

Autonomy Autonomous Vehicles Mobility

OEMs, Suppliers Voice Concerns About Inflation Reduction Act

Regulations in the Inflation Reduction Act have caused a hot debate among OEMs and suppliers around the globe, either excited by the benefits, or complaining about the requirements.  The fact that nearly all AVs will be EVs makes this debate of vital importance to tax credits that could help stimulate AV growth in the U.S. market.

Mobility Autonomy

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.

Connectivity Electrification

Flying Taxis Preparing for Maiden Commercial Flights as Early as 2024

Archer Aviation, Beta Technologies, Eve Air Mobility, Hyundai, Joby Aviation, Vertical Aerospace, Volocopter, Wisk and others are vying to be the first in the air to transport packages and passengers.  Investors are pumping significant money into this emerging sector, as major airlines and logistics companies preorder thousands of units that are expected to take off by 2026.

Autonomy Autonomous Vehicles

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.

Connectivity ADAS

AutoTech Check: Ford F-150 Goes All-Electric With Improved BlueCruise

This AutoTech Check article describes the sensing, intelligence and reliability of the Ford F-150 Lightning’s ADAS features. Ford’s first battery-electric truck brings improved BlueCruise driver-assistance providing more confidence and trust in the system.

Autonomy ADAS

The End of the Steering Wheel? Ford, GM Petition NHSTA for AVs With No Driver Controls

Ford and General Motors petition NHTSA for exemptions related to autonomous vehicles.  Both companies plan to test self-driving vehicles to be used as robotaxis without any driver controls.  Baidu asks regulators for similar permission in China.

Autonomy Autonomous Vehicles

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

AV Market Pulse: A Survey of Recent AV and ADAS Surveys: Part 2 – Motional, Pew and Zoox Surveys

The automotive sector has a long way to go to achieve mass market demand for AVs, but according to recent surveys by AAA, Motional, Pew Research, Simon-Kucher, Zoox and others, consumer trust in AVs is improving, albeit slowly, as more people learn about, see or experience self-driving vehicles firsthand. 

Autonomy Markets

Vertical Integration – an Evident Trend in the New Mobility Era

Technological advances in both hardware and software components have increased their strategic value in automotive. Moving away from a purely mechanical industry, where the expertise and intellectual property of traditional OEMs reside, electronics and software are becoming key assets. Consistent with this, Wards Intelligence is observing an evident trend at various levels of the automotive supply chain: strategically increasing the value of goods developed in-house through vertical integration, hence increasing control and margins while also reducing costs.

Mobility Autonomy

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

Automakers Accelerating Software-Defined-Vehicle Timetable

In this brief article, I will present an overview of next-generation vehicle platforms around the world.

Autonomy Mobility

Cruise vs. Waymo: Autonomous Ridesharing About to Arrive in San Francisco

The titans of autonomous ridesharing services are squaring off to grab a slice of the ARS market with rides starting in earnest in San Francisco in 2022 and expanding to other cities in 2023

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Our team of analysts and researchers keeps close tabs on the latest trends in Mobility, including emerging transportation strategies, advanced technology developments (autonomy, electrification and connectivity) and key public-policy initiatives.


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