Welcome to the November issue of Automotive World Magazine. This month we explore the importance of location data in facilitating the mobility of the future. HERE Technologies is emerging as a pioneer in this pivotal space, and its Chief Executive Edzard Overbeek reveals how location intelligence is helping organisations solve unprecedented challenges and powering innovations around Mobility as a Service, on-demand delivery and autonomous driving.
C-Suite insights also include Alain Visser, Chief Executive of the Geely-owned brand Lynk & Co. This industry disruptor has put peer-to-peer vehicle-sharing at the heart of its offering, and Visser believes the Airbnb model could reshape the wider automotive industry.
The first official design guidelines for pandemic-resistant self-driving shared vehicles are also on the way. Interiors that address the needs of society’s most vulnerable promise a step change in accessible mobility. Two UK organisations have developed what they hope will serve as a blueprint for safe personal mobility in a this new normal.
Analysis also includes a closer look at the trucking sector, where acquisitions and partnerships have dominated the headlines. Volkswagen’s Traton Group has moved closer to a full acquisition of Navistar, while Daimler and Waymo are creating a self-driving powerhouse.
In this issue:
- Waymo’s tie-up with Daimler Trucks could create a self-driving powerhouse
- Interview: Alain Visser, Chief Executive, Lynk & Co
- Is this the blueprint for a pandemic-resistant vehicle?
- “Location data at the very beginning of its journey,” says HERE CEO
- Plug the charging gap: taking electric vehicles beyond the city
- Autonomous cars low on a hacker’s hit list, for now
- Car-sharing cuts emissions, but not all services are equal
- Tech alone not enough to realise a Vision Zero future for trucking
- Interview: Maxime Flament, Chief Technical Officer, 5GAA
- Navistar and Traton reach US$3.7bn agreement in principle
- Talent development pivotal to realising the future of mobility
- Connected car features to erase many current pain points
- How will artificial intelligence impact automotive IP protection strategies?
- Roadside infrastructure must innovate to support electric, autonomous mobility