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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 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

North America Platform by Plant Production Forecast - 2020-2022

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 2020-2022. Includes list of models with their associated platform.

Market Analysis Production Forecast

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.

Connectivity

Outlook Q4 2020: US Economic Update

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Senior Business Economist, Paul Traub, gives an update on the U.S. economy post-election and how it is impacting the automotive industry.

Market Analysis

Outlook Q4 2020: North American Barometer

Wards Intelligence, Senior Industry Analyst, Haig Stoddard, shares Wards Intelligence and LMC North American sales and production data and forecasts for the first half of 2021.

Market Analysis

Outlook Q4 2020: Closing the Loop

Wards Intelligence, Industry Analyst – Electrification, Christie Schweinsberg, looks at the market potential for reclaimed Li-ion batteries and the ecosystem needed to support it.

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