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The auto industry prepares for China’s ‘new normal’

The auto industry prepares for China's 'new normal'

A slowdown in previously spectacular sales volumes in China was inevitable, but the speed of that slowdown has taken many by surprise, and has led to the government cutting its sales tax on small cars and easing car financing conditions. Is it a crisis, or merely a bump in the road? This Automotive World report is based on exclusive insight from OEM and supplier executives and the views of industry analysts and consultants.

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Cyber security: the auto industry’s greatest challenge?

Cyber security: the auto industry's greatest challenge?

Tackling the automotive cyber threat could mark a turning point for the automotive industry. Get it right now, and it can set up the connected car of the future. Fail to secure the connected car, and we risk everything that this technology can offer. This Automotive World report has been compiled using exclusive interviews with and contributions from key industry stakeholders, including OEMs, suppliers, management consultants, IT security specialists, trade associations and regulatory authorities.

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Is the auto industry ready for the world of 2030?

Is the auto industry ready for the world of 2030?

2030 - the new 2020? The automotive industry is entering a 15-year period of societal and industrial development more rapid than ever before. For so long a convenient, vague, far-away target, 2020 is suddenly just around the corner, so it is to the world of 2030 that we now look for the next round of change. But how different will that world be? And what role will the automotive industry play in that world?

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The auto industry in 2015: half-term report

The auto industry in 2015: half term report

Key stakeholders from the global light vehicle, trucking and supplier sectors offer unique insight into the developments of the global automotive industry in the first half of 2015, and look ahead to the second half and full year.

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US truck industry prepares for GHG Phase II

US truck industry prepares for GHG Phase II

In February 2014, President Obama called for new heavy duty (HD) truck emissions standards. A draft of the proposed Phase II greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel economy rule is expected to be published in June 2015. After a period of consultation, the final Phase II rule will be published in 2016.

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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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