Big Data necessitates ‘fundamental change’ to vehicle design

Michael Nash talks to Delphi’s David Paja about growing vehicle complexity and the data boom

There’s no doubt that the exterior design of cars is changing with the trends of autonomous driving, connectivity and electrification. Several fully autonomous and highly connected concept vehicles resemble pods, such as the Volkswagen Sedric, and electric cars have often been slated for their unusual appearances.

As well as impacting the way that exterior designers work, these trends could have a huge impact on vehicle design in general, putting the spotlight firmly on software and data….

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