Data and electric driving automotive in new directions in 2017

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The race to integrate new, lightweight materials into mainstream models will intensify, decades-old production processes will need to be transformed and China will grow its lead in electric vehicle (EV) production. Automotive competition in 2017 will be fierce—but will come from unexpected directions. Stefan Issing, Global Industry Director for Automotive at IFS, predicts that these…

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new automotive manufacturing processes

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Now that the 2016 season is over, it’s time to talk a little bit about Formula 1® . Formula One is a hothouse for the development of ultra-high-speed, ultra-lightweight, tough, crash-resistant materials. In 2017, materials and technologies developed in Formula One will keep transitioning into mainstream serial manufacture. But, cost will remain an issue. Big-money…

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eMobility as compared to international standards

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eMobility will be a hot topic for many years in all regions of the world, and OEMs and suppliers must be prepared for the future. After the eMobility Summit 2016 in Berlin, the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) analyzed the turnover of e-cars. Especially important is that, up to September 2016, the markets show a mixed picture. Worldwide…

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