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Guide to the automotive world in 2015

Guide to the automotive world in 2015

What does 2015 hold for the global automotive industry? This annual Automotive World publication features high level interviews with the associations that represent the world's major vehicle manufacturers and automotive suppliers, and articles written by some of the top automotive industry analysts and consultants.

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India’s new vehicle market – Prospects to 2018

India's new vehicle market - Prospects to 2018

India's new vehicle market is the subject of this exclusive Automotive World report. A summary of recent demand for light vehicles (LVs) and heavy commercial vehicles (HCVs) is followed by an examination of market characteristics and an outlook for the market to 2018.

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Truck fleet telematics – a world of opportunity

Truck fleet telematics - a world of opportunity

The constant increase and evolution of truck fleet telematics has gone hand in hand with advances in technology and increasingly challenging commercial and regulatory environments. Telematics is no longer a nicety, but a necessity. Telematics in truck fleets can be used to determine a truck’s performance and condition, and can ...

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The future of automotive HMI

The future of automotive HMI

The way drivers interact with their vehicles, and the way vehicles interact with drivers and vehicle occupants is evolving rapidly. As the driver-vehicle relationship evolves, the race is on to identify and develop future-proof human-machine interface (HMI) technology that will enable drivers to interact safely and efficiently with their vehicles; ...

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Understanding Open Source In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI)

Understanding Open Source IVI

The use of open source software development is increasing in the automotive industry, primarily in the area of In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI). Several software platforms operate in this space, including the GENIVI Alliance, QNX and Microsoft. With the pace of change in electronics development being set by the consumer electronics industry, ...

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The prospects for autonomous vehicles

The prospects for autonomous vehicles

Testing of semi- and fully-autonomous vehicles on public roads became legal in Nevada in March 2012. Similar authorisation is spreading to other US states, enabling several automotive OEMs and Google to log hundreds of thousands of test miles. OEMs and suppliers are working on differing levels of autonomous driving technology, ...

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Italy’s new vehicle market: prospects to 2017

Italy new vehicle market_prospects to 2017

Italy’s Fiat-dominated light vehicle (LV) market is mature, with the highest level of motorisation among the major European markets. Car ownership peaked in 2011, but dropped slightly in 2012 as the Italian economy moved into its third recession in five years in 2012. In 2012, the country’s new LV market ...

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Mexico’s new vehicle market: prospects to 2017

Mexico new vehicle market prospects to 2017

In Mexico’s light vehicle sector, dominated by three brands, car ownership levels are lower than mature markets but above those of the BRIC markets. The forecast for 2013 is for an 8.5% increase to over 1 million units. Thereafter, further growth is expected to take the market beyond its previous ...

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Technology Roadmap: Connected Vehicles

Technology Roadmap - Connected Vehicles

Automotive World’s Technology Roadmap: Connected Vehicles report examines the broad issues that OEMs, suppliers and service providers need to consider when devising their connected vehicle strategies. The pace of change in the technology for in-vehicle connectivity, coupled with the speed of innovation in consumer electronics, means it is no longer ...

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France’s New Vehicle Market: Prospects To 2017

France new vehicle market prospects to 2017

The French light vehicle market is dominated by the three major indigenous brands, Citroen, Peugeot and Renault, though their combined share has fallen from 60%-plus in the early 1990s to under 50% in 2012. Nonetheless, in 2012, Renault (including Dacia) accounted for nine of the Top-30 selling light vehicles, and ...

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