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Four lessons for automotive from the Paris Air Show

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Range anxiety, battery alternatives, vehicle printing and the surprising return of airships

Ear-cracking fighter jet demos, golf buggies veering between punters, afternoon cocktail receptions – in many ways, this year’s Paris Air Show was much like the last. But while the framework remains the same, exhibits and ideas are at the absolute cutting edge.

Aerospace is traditionally more conservative than automotive, but the decades to come will bring surprises and bold ideas. These four lessons from the show could be transformative for our sector.

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Fri, 09/13/2019
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IAA Frankfurt Motor Show: what to look out for

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Europe’s largest motor show kicks off this week, and electrification is the buzz word of the event; here are the three vehicles to look out for

Honda plugs into all-electric with Honda e city car

Honda is making its first foray into the world of battery electric vehicles with the unveiling of the production ready Honda e. The city car has already received a considerable amount of acclaim since the concept reveal, but now the pressure is on to deliver on the promises. The signs are encouraging though.

External lines are accentuated by the Side Camera Mirror System that replaces conventional side view mirrors with compact cameras, providing live images to two six-inch screens inside the vehicle.

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Tue, 09/10/2019
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How 48V systems are enhancing our vehicles

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Electrification is changing powertrain technologies, technical supplier Autodata shows how 48V systems are helping make them more intelligent

The 48V mild hybrid system is constantly evolving to fulfil exhaust emission regulations, improve fuel economy and increase acceleration. And it’s why vehicle manufacturers are developing other intelligent enhancements to compliment the technology, but these are just the beginning.

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Tue, 08/20/2019
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6 lessons from the commercial industry

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Vehicle connectivity is growing, but it’s in the agricultural and commercial sectors where some of the biggest developments are happening

Connectivity in agricultural machinery and commercial vehicles can deliver huge benefits for operators, and it’s become a hotbed of development that could spill into the passenger vehicle sector. Here are the six technologies transforming the way vehicles communicate:

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Mon, 08/19/2019
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ADAS: saving lives on two wheels

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Advanced driver assistance systems are helping save lives in cars, and now they are doing the same for motorcycles

In the car world the availability of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) has played a big part in making motoring safer by reducing the number and severity of crashes and collisions, and is also having a huge impact on technicians. But where are these systems on motorbikes?

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Tue, 08/06/2019
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Five ways trucks are becoming safer

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Commercial vehicles are the life blood of business, find out how firms are making them safer for users and others on the road

Commercial vehicles can be in the headlines too often for the wrong reasons, but companies are working hard to develop vehicles that allow drivers to see the environment more clearly, while legislation is also shifting to help speed up improvements. Here are the five ways that commercial vehicle safety is being improved:

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Wed, 07/31/2019
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Four tips for finding the perfect premises

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Whether you’re a small or large business, investing in premises is critical to success, here are the four things you need to consider before signing on the dotted line

Acquiring new premises is an exciting time for any business, whether you are just starting out or expanding into your 20th unit. A move heightens anticipation for the future and what it might hold, but before you sign on the dotted line, there are a few points you need to consider. Here are my top four tips for finding the perfect location:

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Thu, 07/25/2019
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Industry's right to fear hackers [sponsored]

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The connected autonomous vehicle revolution creates a need to increase cyber security skills in dealerships

As we embrace increasingly connected cars and look forward to a world populated by autonomous self-driving cars, we’re naturally concerned about the potential of cyber hacking of cars’ control systems with potentially devastating consequences. Are we moving into a world where hackers are just as likely to try hacking our cars as our PC or cloud data?

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Wed, 07/17/2019
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Five new things I learned at Automechanika 2019

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Innovations in motor windings. Battery pack recovery. And spreading the word of #TechSafe. Insights from the top show for the automotive trade…

Innovations in motor windings. Battery pack recovery. And spreading the word of #TechSafe. Insights from the top show for the automotive trade…

Innovations in motor windings. Battery pack recovery. And spreading the word of #TechSafe. Insights from the top show for the automotive trade…

This year’s Automechanika was, in my opinion, the best so far. Many colleagues agreed. I don’t know if it was the new ‘central roadway’ layout or the general quality of the stands and displays, but it felt brighter and fresher. There didn’t seem to be too much high-pressure sales going on either. I think the various vendors have learned that if we want or need something at a show, we will buy what suits us best – it doesn’t help to try and force us into a sale!

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Mon, 07/08/2019
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Four visions of the future of transport

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Air quality, emissions, electric vehicles, self-driving vehicles. A pioneering automotive industry leader shares views on future challenges and opportunities

After 50 years in the automotive industry, I find myself reflecting on change over those decades and the challenges we now face.

Success as an industry has brought us so many benefits. So compelling is the proposition to customers that in most countries around the world, over 90% of all passenger and goods kilometres travelled takes place in our products – rail is four per cent, bus is three per cent, and cycling and walking is the rest. We're not allowed to use the word ‘dominant’, but I think the market share speaks for itself.

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Fri, 05/31/2019
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