Connectivity has become a central focus for automakers – providing myriad benefits today while paving the road for autonomous vehicles. But the challenges associated with connectivity in the emerging smart cities era are numerous.
Cybersecurity, batteries, fuel cell power, and autonomous technologies are addressed by the Director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering (TARDEC) in a Q&A with SAE Magazines.
Truck and off-highway manufacturers can benefit from in-process testing (IPT) to compete on a 4.0 footing, according to Sciemetric. IPT and today’s data management and analysis tools offer a relatively easy starting point to boost the intelligence of manufacturing plants.
No one will mistake the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class for anything but a G-wagen in terms of styling, but there's even more off-road capability engineered into the new version of Germany's favorite mountain goat..
The design signature for autonomous technologies and connected vehicles could be a car's front-end, and that message--delivered in edgy design language--is a centerpiece of the Infiniti Q Inspiration concept sedan.
While engine manufacturers fill orders from large operators for numerous new commercial engine types, maintenance costs of older, in-service engines will also continue to rise. Analysts currently estimate that engine maintenance and repair will contribute to nearly 30% of the predicted $25 billion 2018 maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market—with most of the growth occurring in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Consumer Electronics Show has become a centerpiece for advanced automotive technologies, highlighting the huge industry transition driven connectivity and convenience. Partnerships are now a central part of strategic plans, as are forays into new segments into the digital world.