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Global Sales Resume Growth in February on China Bounce-Back

Despite some early-year weakness in China and South America, sales in all regions are expected to record growth in 2023. Wards Intelligence partner LMC Automotive forecasts global light-vehicle sales to total 86.0 million units in 2023, up 6.0% from 2022’s 81.1 million.

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Auto Industry May Face Revised Sustainability Reporting Rules

The International Sustainability Standards Board’s reporting rules include climate reporting.These are designed to show how the auto sector and other companies are exposed to the risk of climate change and other environmental problems.


Infineon Unveils AURIX TC4, Sees Software-Driven Future

Infineon is boosting competitiveness in the rapidly changing automotive landscape by introducing the new AURIX TC4 microcontroller, an essential building block for software-defined vehicle architectures and is making significant investments in low-level driver software and partnerships.

E/E Architecture Connectivity

March U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales, Inventory Pegged for Solid Gains; First-Quarter Deliveries to Rise 7%

Though gradually improving, inventory remains the story behind why sales remain low by historical standards. There are underlying crosscurrents related to the economy, rising interest rates and geopolitics, among others, that are helping stanch demand, but lack of inventory is the main reason growth is not significantly stronger (and even largely why prices are stuck at elevated levels - though that headwind is lessening as inventory rises).

Market Analysis Markets

Unleashing The Next Generation of Automotive Connectivity

A chipset that unleashes the power of 5G capability and positions the automotive industry to be a leader in driving new and innovative applications and services. Interview insights from Nakul Duggal, senior vice president and GM, automotive, with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Connectivity Connected Services and Apps

General Motors’ Ultra Cruise Sensor Suite, Processor Revealed

Deep dive into General Motors’ Ultra Cruise Level 2+ system which employs long-range cameras, long- and short-range radars, lidars, a driver monitoring system and a powerful compute platform to build a complete picture of the vehicle’s surroundings.

Autonomy ADAS

A New Report on The Rapidly Evolving Automotive Cybersecurity Market

Understand why Information Technology (IT) cybersecurity does not directly translate to automotive cybersecurity

Connectivity E/E Architecture

N. America Q1 Production Outlook Raised Despite Supply Issues, Inventory Control Slowdowns

Even with production recording solid growth, supply-chain disruptions remain a way of life for automakers. Wards Intelligence partner LMC Automotive estimates North America light-vehicle production in 2023 will be negatively impacted to the tune of 957,000 units due to the disruptions - a significant amount but a sharp downturn from the 1.928 million units lost in 2022.

Market Analysis Markets

Interview With May Mobility

May provides insight into their ridesharing operations and plans in a recent email interview.

Autonomy Autonomous Vehicles

Smart, Automatic Car Doors Becoming Reality

Magna says its Haptronik motion control software enhances the tactile feel of door movement, enabling effortless opening and closing. It also can detect when the vehicle is parked on a curb or a hill and automatically adapts to the gravitational force so that opening and closing remains smooth. Anti-slam capabilities and software features compensate for wind gusts.

Connectivity Cockpit of the Future

Lightning eMotors’ Reeser on Commercial EVs, Batteries, and Supply Chains

An interview with Tim Reeser, CEO of Lightning eMotors. He talks about batteries, China’s COVID lockdown’s effect on supply chains and grid readiness for commercial vehicle charging.

Commercial Vehicles Electrification

Elektrobit’s Role in Developing Sony’s Afeela SDV

At CES 2023, Sony unveiled the prototype of its first vehicle, Afeela, which was built with a software-first mindset in collaboration with partners such as Elektrobit. In an interview with Wards, Siggi Dirr explains Elektrobit's role in designing software for Afeela and how working on a software-defined project differs from traditional vehicle software design.

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