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October 08 - Autonomous vehicle - Computing power - Digitized culture preference - Industry Activity - Technology - Venture Capital Invest - Mobility - Germany - Global

How the Automotive Industry can learn from digitally-born Software Companies

Software is a key business-driver for every industry and tailor-made software is the basis for competitive advantages. The ability to run a software factory on highest level of excellence decides about business success. Can Automotive learn from digitally-born Software Companies? Isn’t the “Netflix software” totally different to the hardware-constrained software in car? Read More
by Other
October 07 - Digitized culture preference - Industry Activity - Technology - Germany - Global

Software Architecture for safety critical brake and steering systems

OEMs are moving to a function-defined software architecture with a independent hardware structure, software driven innovations and functions on demand. But what about time critical and safety features? In this presentation from ZF the effect of these trends on braking and steering systems is examined. Read More
by Other
October 06 - Battery cost - EVs - CO2 legislation - EV portfolio - EV preference - EV/PHEV sales - Industry Activity - Restrictions for ICEs - Technology

Batteries or Fuel Cells – How to stay competitive in a world of Zero-Emission Vehicles

Climate change and government policies require decarbonization - hydrogen and battery technologies are prerequisites and drivers for the transformation. Read about how to stay competitive in a world of Zero-Emission Vehicles in this article. Read More
by Roland Berger
October 06 - Automotive products (Level 4+) - Autonomous vehicle - Computing power - Industry Activity - Patent activities - R&D intensity - Autonomous driving - Technology - Vehicle-2-vehicle communication - Germany - Global

Architecture Transformation towards IoT Ecosystems

The complexity & functional growth with current vehicle architectures reaches its limits. Instead of patchwork architectures with more than 100 ECUs a function-defined architecture with a few High-Performance Computers is necessary. Read about the Continental Automotive Edge Framework and a Data Driven Development for new vehicle architectures. Read More
by Other
October 05 - Autonomous vehicle - Computing power - Digitized culture preference - Industry Activity - Patent activities - R&D intensity - Autonomous driving - Technology - Vehicle-2-vehicle communication - Venture Capital Invest - Artificial Intelligence - Venture Capital Invest - Mobility - Germany - Global

Software-defined vehicle: Open Eco-System for Automotive Software

Consumer expectations in the automotive industry have changed dramatically by shifting from hardware to software features. This requires a software-defined vehicle approach which accelerates the innovation cycle and reduces complexity along the whole operational model and across multiple devices. Read More
by Other
October 04 - Automotive association activities - Automotive products (Level 4+) - Autonomous vehicle - Computing power - Industry Activity - Mobile network - 5G coverage - Multi modal mobility - Patent activities - R&D intensity - Autonomous driving - Vehicle-2-vehicle communication - Germany

Automotive Software Factory

With higher software and feature demand in vehicles, requirements for OEMs in SW-development have increased. OEMs are implementing new E/E architectures to address increasing software and feature requirements. For a successful transformation towards a SW-enabled company, OEMs and tier-1s need to undertake major changes within their organization. Read More
by Roland Berger
September 10 - Autonomous vehicle preference - Battery cost - EVs - Digitized culture preference - EV portfolio - EV preference - EV/PHEV sales - Patent activities - Technology - Venture Capital Invest - Mobility - Europe - Germany - USA

Meet the Automotive Disruptors #3: Mate Rimac, founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili

In the third part of our series “Meet the Automotive Disruptors”, senior partner Wolfgang Bernhart spoke with Mate Rimac, founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili, about his company’s surging valuation and rocky start as a garage business that eventually became a Tier-1 technology supplier. The young CEO questions if car startups are really more successful […] Read More
by Roland Berger
September 08 - Automotive products (Level 4+) - Autonomous vehicle - Computing power - Battery cost - EVs - EV portfolio - EV/PHEV charging infrastructure - Industry Activity - Infrastructure - Patent activities - R&D intensity - Autonomous driving - Technology - Test roads - Autonomous vehicle - Europe - Germany - Global - USA

Triple Transformation: Position, Perform, Progress

Automotive manufacturers and suppliers are facing a tremendous challenge. Actually, there are three challenges occurring simultaneously. Norbert Dressler, Global Head of Automotive at Roland Berger, calls this task Triple Transformation and summarizes it in three words: position, perform, and progress. Read More
by Roland Berger
September 07 - Automotive association activities - Automotive products (Level 4+) - Autonomous vehicle preference - Patent activities - R&D intensity - Autonomous driving - Technology - Test roads - Autonomous vehicle - Type approval process - Vehicle-2-vehicle communication - China - Germany - Global - North America - South Korea - USA

What will it take to agree a gold standard for autonomous vehicle safety?

Industry players are coming together to jointly develop global reference solutions for self-driving safety challenges. The Autonomous forum has been pioneering a collaborative approach to autonomous vehicle (AV) development for the past two years, bringing together a community of players across the mobility ecosystem to establish safety standards and practices. Breaking down AV safety into […] Read More
by Automotive World
August 30 - Customer curiosity - Customer interest - EV portfolio - EV preference - EV/PHEV charging infrastructure - EV/PHEV sales - Mobility concept preferences - Asia-Pacific - Belgium - Canada - China - Dubai - Europe - France - Germany - Global - India - Italy - Japan - Netherlands - North America - Russia - Saudi Arabia - Singapore - South Korea - Spain - Sweden - UAE - UK - USA

ADR Survey Insights: EV criteria

More and more people consider buying an electric car. What are the main reasons for wanting to buy an EV? And what are the biggest challenges EVs need to overcome? In this ADR Survey Insight we recapitulate the main results from our last ADR #9 survey regarding electrification. Read More
by Roland Berger
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