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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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Natural gas for medium/heavy CV applications

There will be around 18 million natural gas vehicles (NGVs) on the world’s roads by the end of 2013, according to industry estimates. NGVs have been popular in developing countries with good supplies of natural gas because it is considerably less expensive than liquid petroleum fuels. Now, lower cost and ...

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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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The outlook for the light vehicle ICE

Automotive World Briefing: The outlook for the light vehicle ICE

With powertrain electrification and alternative fuels enjoying much publicity but so far making very small inroads into the new light vehicle market, it is clear that the internal combustion engine (ICE) will be the dominant transportation power source for the foreseeable future. This Automotive World Briefing provides a brief review ...

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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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Technology Roadmap: Battery Electric Vehicles

Battery Electric Vehicles - Technology Roadmap to 2020

Automotive World’s Technology Roadmap: Battery electric vehicles investigates the key issues facing OEMs, suppliers and infrastructure providers as they assess the potential for pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs). With two years of sales of the first pure BEVs of the modern era now behind us, the automotive industry is taking ...

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Technology Roadmap: Light vehicle safety

Technology Roadmap: Light vehicle safety

Automotive World’s Technology Roadmap: Light vehicle safety investigates the key issues facing the automotive industry in the drive to improve light vehicle safety. As the industry races to reduce fatalities in an increasingly mobile world, active and passive safety technology continue to advance; so too, does the development of connected ...

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