The future for this industry is bound up in the emergence of mega-cities, the continuing growth of vehicle demand in rapidly motorising emerging markets, the need for environmental sustainability and the integration of personal mobility with smart connectivity. Driver assistance systems could eventually morph into fully autonomous vehicles, with V2V and V2X connectivity and intelligent transport systems.
2 September 2013
How is the car evolving? Think of how the car behaved and looked thirty years ago, twenty, ten. The engineers and designers are constantly improving the product. Cars are becoming cleaner, more efficient, packed with safety features and gizmos that can deliver 'surprise and delight' to passengers and drivers. The technical improvements in areas like powertrain are little short of astounding.
27 September 2013
Car manufacturers need to design cars that allow a new generation of 'digital natives' to continue their digital lifestyles while driving, according to a senior Hyundai manager addressing a Vehicle Connectivity conference in London.
23 September 2013
As the discussion about vehicle connectivity gathers momentum, we get the perspective from the software development side. Michael Prichard is founder and CTO of WillowTree Apps, a company that specialises in the development of mobile apps.
30 July 2013
BMW has unveiled its new i3 model, the first in the new electric drive 'i' range. The unveil took place simultaneously in New York City, London and Beijing and was attended by hundreds of journalists.
25 June 2013
The future for this industry is bound up in the emergence of mega-cities, the continuing growth of vehicle demand in rapidly motorising emerging markets and the integration of personal mobility with smart connectivity.
24 June 2013
Car sharing club Zipcar is targeting airports for new business utilising the infrastructure of its car rental parent Avis.
24 June 2013
Car retailing is set for sweeping changes as the sector reacts to technological change and adopts integrated 'bricks and clicks' models for marketing and sales, according to a Frost & Sullivan analyst speaking at a London conference.
21 June 2013
Cars of the future will be more like robots as a result of the population migration to large cities and the impact this will have on driving patterns, former Ford chief technical officer Richard Parry-Jones, who now co-chairs the UK Automotive Council, told a conference in London.
19 June 2013
Active safety systems and driver assistance technologies are a high-growth area of the automotive business. Global OE fitment levels for driver assistance systems (DAS) are forecast to rise sharply, leading to improved safety and an enhancement of the driver experience. Ultimately, the systems arriving now are part of the advancing technology frontier that will lead to the autonomous car. This month we share some of the latest developments in active safety systems, as monitored, analysed and reviewed in our dedicated real-time QUBE research service.
10 June 2013
Emerging trends in urban mobility such as the growth of car sharing are accelerating according to the analysts at Frost & Sullivan.
29 May 2013
The implementation of user-friendly authentication and payment systems will go a long way in improving EV uptake, according to a new study.
10 April 2013
Research firm Frost & Sullivan has revealed its forecasts on some of the important social trends that will shape Britain in the future.
21 January 2013
Automakers will increasingly apply an 'Omni' channel strategy to market and sell cars to customers with about 4%, or about 4.5m units, sold completely on line by 2020, predicted Frost & Sullivan global practice director Sarwant Singh. That compares to 5,000 new cars sold solely on-line in 2011, he added.
8 January 2013
Toyota has offered a glimpse of its latest autonomous 'driverless' car technologies at the CES (consumer electronics) Show in Las Vegas.
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