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The Wards Intelligence Outlook Conference series is a quarterly update on ongoing research and analysis being done by WI analysts, our partners and other industry experts. The series features valuable insights into automotive technology trends, regulations and the short- and long-term outlook for the industry. 

Video recordings of analyst presentations and downloadable presentation deck from the most recent Wards Intelligence Outlook Conference are available below for series subscribers.

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Outlook Q2 2021: Where We’re Headed With Autonomous Vehicles and What It Will Take to Get There

Glenn Sanders, Principal Analyst-Autonomous Vehicles at Wards Intelligence, will cut through the hype on where the industry stands with autonomous-vehicle development and the likely path ahead for commercialization, and Luca DeAmbroggi, Chief Analyst-Technologies and E/E Architectures at Wards Intelligence will discuss the transformation to the Software Defined Vehicle that’s required to make it all happen.

Autonomous Vehicles Connectivity

North America Platform by Plant Production Forecast - 2021-2023

North America light vehicle production forecast by vehicle type and country; by manufacturer, vehicle type, and country; by manufacturer, country, and plant; and by manufacturer, platform, and plant by month for 2021-2023. Includes list of models with their associated platform.

Market Analysis Production Forecast

Outlook Q2 2021: North American Barometer

Wards Intelligence Principal Forecaster, Haig Stoddard, will share Wards Intelligence and LMC North American sales and production data and forecasts for the second-half of 2021.

Market Analysis

Outlook Q2 2021: Global Light-Vehicle Long-Term Outlook

Jeff Schuster of LMC Automotive will take a look at the impact of the pandemic, chip shortage, shift to electrification and other key factors on the global light-vehicle sales outlook near-term and through the end of the decade.

Market Analysis

Outlook Q1 2021: North American Barometer

Wards Intelligence, Principal Forecaster, Haig Stoddard, shares Wards Intelligence and LMC North American sales and production data and forecasts for the second and third quarters of 2021.

Market Analysis

Outlook Q1 2021: The Cockpit of the Future

In this presentation Wards Intelligence, Senior Analyst, Drew Winter, shows past concept-car hype and presents a realistic view of future cockpit designs to 2030. This presentation looks at the design challenges presented by increasingly stringent crash safety regulations, HVAC system architectures and other realities. The response by safety system and climate control suppliers is explained in detail. Also explored are the future of new UV-C disinfecting systems and other occupant wellness features.


Outlook Q1 2021: Navigating Smart Automotive Manufacturing

Wards Intelligence, Director, Forecasting & Data Analysis, Steve Bell, and Tolaga Research Chief Research Officer, Phil Marshall, present highlights from their report on the underlying dynamics of automotive manufacturing. The report investigates the evolving characteristics of industry disruption since 2015, with specific attention towards 2019 and 2020. Emphasis is on the hype and innovation cycles, and the interdependencies of key automotive manufacturing technologies. Notable technologies include, robotics, automation and autonomous systems, network connectivity, analytics and artificial intelligence, cloud and edge computing, smart operations, supply chain and logistics, and generative design and additive manufacturing.

Advanced Manufacturing
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