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Active safety and the NCAP evolution

Active safety and the NCAP evolution

This exclusive Automotive World report looks at recent testing and ratings changes; the emergence of safety testing in emerging markets; and the ways that key industry stakeholders plan to meet future requirements in the years leading up to the introduction of semi- and fully-autonomous vehicles.

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Electric buses – the ultimate EVs?

Electric buses - the ultimate EVs?

Using input from key stakeholders in the electric bus industry, this Automotive World report addresses the key issues surrounding investment in e-buses, including the reasons for and against e-bus adoption, and where e-bus technology is most likely to be adopted.

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From radial to radical – where next for light vehicle tyres?

From radial to radical - where next for light vehicle tyres?

Where next for the light vehicle tyre industry? Despite significant developments in vehicle powertrain technology and exterior design, there have been few major changes in tyre technology since the introduction of tubeless and radial tyres in the 1940s. This report considers the key developments in tyre technology, with input from a variety of relevant automotive industry stakeholders.

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Seating of the future: Smart, safe, social

Seating of the future: smart, safe, social

This report examines the way four key industry trends - safety, autonomous vehicle technology, individualisation and lightweighting - are influencing seat design. Exclusive insight in this report comes from leading car seat suppliers and other relevant industry stakeholders, including Alcantara, Brose, Johnson Controls, Lear, Magna and TRW

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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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Is there a future for alternative engine architectures?

Is there a future for alternative engine architectures?

This report examines the likelihood of alternative engine architectures being used in mainstream automotive applications, with exclusive insight from the leading alternative engine suppliers and the OEMs with which they hope to work, as well as from impartial consultants to gain a neutral perspective on these unconventional ICE architectures.

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The promising outlook for natural gas in M/HD trucking

The promising outlook for natural gas in M/HD trucking

Advances in gas extraction techniques mean that vast untapped underground reserves of natural gas are becoming more readily accessible, increasing the production potential of natural gas for industrial and transport applications and indicating a shift in demand away from imported petroleum fuels. As a result, OEMs and suppliers have increased ...

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The auto industry falls for aluminium

The auto industry falls for aluminium

There are several advantages to using aluminium in automotive applications: it is a third of the weight of steel, and can be applied in ways that match the strength of steel while remaining 50% lighter. This helps reduce tailpipe emissions during the use phase, and once a vehicle reaches the ...

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2020 Vision: a first look at GHG 20 for US M/HD trucks

2020 Vision - A first look at GHG 20 for US M-HD trucking

In February 2014, the Obama Administration required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to propose and finalise a rule that will usher in the second phase of medium and heavy-duty truck fuel efficiency standards. The EPA and NHTSA have until March 2015 to ...

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Carbon fibre goes mainstream

Carbon fibre goes mainstream

Carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) is currently one of the most talked about lightweight automotive materials, owing to its high potential for vehicle weight reduction and premium finish quality. Over the next 20 years or so, a significant reduction in costs is expected for the material in automotive applications, bringing ...

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