Detroit-based LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) helps develop advanced manufacturing technologies and move them into practical use, says CEO Nigel Francis.
Future cars are likely to be equipped with thousands of LEDs that enable everything from glare-free high beams to projected messages that signal the vehicle’s intentions, says Osram Continental’s Julian Dench.
Passenger vehicles are just beginning to offer limited Level 2 self-driving capabilities, but the commercial vehicle sector is only a few years from introducing far more sophisticated Level 4 systems.
Automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella GmbH offers products for electrified powertrains ranging from stop-start “micro-hybrid” to all-electric systems, says Steve Lietaert, president of the company’s U.S. operations.
Eaton Corp.’s year-old eMobility business aims to hike annual sales of electrification products from $350 million in 2019 to $2 billion-$4 billion by 2030, says Scott Adams, who heads the unit’s sales and product strategy.
The next challenge for industrial robots is achieving human-like dexterity, including the ability to handle flexible components such as wiring and fabric, says Fanuc America.
Global light-vehicle sales will decline 3% this year to 92.1 million units amid ongoing trade tensions and other lingering concerns and uncertainties, says Jeff Schuster, president of global vehicle forecasting for LMC Automotive.
By 2030, consumers say their choice of transportation in an era of autonomous vehicles will be defined by cost and convenience, not brand, according to new research by IBM’s Institute for Business Value.
Continental AG’s new active entry system uses a key fob or smartphone app to recognize your approach, open the correct door and close it when you exit, says Mike Crane, head of Continental’s body and security for North America.
The auto industry must learn new ways of thinking and behaving to cope with fast-changing technologies, says Carla Bailo, president and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research.