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Semiconductor Crisis in the Automotive Industry

by Roland Berger

Structural trends such as increased chip complexity and the car as a software defined product are driving the semiconductor supply shortage, accelerated by external shocks. This requires a rethink of supply strategies for risk mitigation. OEMs and Tier-1s need to act across the near-, medium- and long-term time horizons to respond to the crisis. And to protect against a future one.


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June 23 - Battery cost - EVs - CO2 legislation - EV preference - EV/PHEV sales - Industry Activity - Regulation - Restrictions for ICEs - Belgium - Europe - France - Germany - Italy - Netherlands - Spain - Sweden

Heavy-duty vehicles CO2 targets 2030: Which drivetrain technology will win?

After the passenger car market has been driven by regulation to ever greater CO2 optimization over the past ten years, it is time for the EU's second-largest cause of greenhouse gas emissions in road traffic: heavy-duty vehicles (HDV) like commercial trucks or buses. Read More
by fka
June 16 - Amount of shared vehicles - Automotive products (Level 4+) - Customer curiosity - Customer interest - Mobility behaviour - Mobility concept preferences - Mobility planning - Asia-Pacific - Canada - China - Dubai - Germany - Global - India - Netherlands - Saudi Arabia - Singapore - South Korea - UAE - UK - USA

Last-mile delivery poised for huge growth after e-commerce boom

Last-mile players face a wealth of product, customer and operational challenges, but intelligent and green tech promises a bright and competitive market. Read More
by Automotive World
June 09 - Automotive association activities - CO2 legislation - EV portfolio - EV preference - EV/PHEV sales - Industry Activity - Mobility concept preferences - Restrictions for ICEs - Europe - Global - North America - South America

Life Cycle Assessments – Controversial, but without Alternative

The decision about the phase-out of fossil fuels in our transport systems has been made and the focus is now primarily on battery electric vehicles, but synthetic fuels and fuel cells are still in the running. Only life cycle assessments that cover the entire service life of the vehicles from the production of raw materials […] Read More
by Springer Fachmedien
June 03 - Automotive products (Level 4+) - Autonomous vehicle - Computing power - Autonomous vehicle preference - Customer curiosity - Mobile network - 5G coverage - R&D intensity - Autonomous driving - Vehicle-2-vehicle communication

Meet the Automotive Disruptors #1: Jack Cheng, CEO of the MIH Open Platform Alliance

We start our new series “Meet the Automotive Disruptors”, with Jack Cheng, CEO of the MIH Alliance, to learn more about this new partnership’s motivation, current status and vision. The Taiwanese contract manufacturing giant, famous for manufacturing Apple’s iPhone, launched the MIH Open Platform Alliance and is transferring the open source approach from tech to […] Read More
by Roland Berger
June 02 - EV portfolio - EV/PHEV sales - Industry Activity - USA

Electric vehicles as home energy storage

The new Ford F-150 Lightning and other electric vehicles can deliver home energy storage at a lower cost. Thus, they could be among the cheapest home energy solutions on the market. Read More
by Roland Berger
May 31 - Automotive products (Level 4+) - Autonomous vehicle preference - Customer interest - Industry Activity - R&D intensity - Autonomous driving - Test roads - Autonomous vehicle - Vehicle-2-vehicle communication - China - Germany - Japan - South Korea - USA

Why Some Hands-Free Driving Leaves AV Industry’s Hands Tied

Level 3 autonomy is the uncanny valley of AV tech; its challenges say a lot about the future of self-driving cars and trucks. Read More
by CoMotion
May 28 - Automotive association activities - Automotive products (Level 4+) - Autonomous vehicle preference - Infrastructure - R&D intensity - Autonomous driving - Regulation - Test roads - Autonomous vehicle - Type approval process - Vehicle-2-vehicle communication - China - Germany - UK - USA

Do AVs need smooth roads and clear signage?

Human drivers are more than capable of driving safely despite issues such as potholes, obscured traffic signals or fading road signs, but is there a guarantee that an autonomous vehicle (AV) could show similar flexibility? Read More
by Automotive World