Automotive Trends 2020


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Automotive radar-status and trends
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The paper gives a brief overview of automo-tive radar. The status of the frequency regulation for short and long range radar is summarized because of its importance for car manufacturers and their sensor suppliers. Front end concepts and antenna techniques of 24

Automotive trends in aluminium-The European perspective
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The recent developments in aluminium application in the European automotive industry are presented and trends in average and specific use of aluminium in passenger cars is analyzed. Aspects of material selection and innovative concepts of car construction using

Present and future trends of stainless steel for automotive exhaust system
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Stainless steel started to be used as material for decoration trims in automobile. However, in recent years, it is mostly used as material for the exhaust system. It is because that stainless steels with good performance of high temperature characteristics and high corrosion

Light-duty automotive technology and fuel economy trends : 1975 through 2006
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This report summarizes key fuel economy and technology usage trends related to model year 1975 through 2005 light-duty vehicles sold in the United States. Light-duty vehicles are those vehicles that EPA classifies as cars or light-duty trucks (sport utility vehicles, vans, and

The automotive supply chain organization: Global Trends and Perspectives
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The objective of this paper is to provide an overview of the major trends taking place in the automotive industry across the world, with an emphasis on the Asian and European markets. It aims to be an informed view of the issues and a panorama of the behavior of the major

Automotive industry trends and prospects for investment in developing countries
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The automotive industry represents a significant por- nent manufacturers. The latter have assumed greater retion of global economic activity with extensive upstream sponsibility for design and production of component and downstream linkages to many diverse industries

Trends and drivers of change in the European automotive industry:(I) mapping the current situation
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This paper provides an overview of the European automotive industry and its importance to the European economy. The paper examines the whole automotive system including car and truck/bus manufacture, the up-stream supply matrix and the downstream distribution

79 GHz UWB automotive short range radar-Spectrum allocation and technology trends
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Automotive UWB (Ultra-Wideband) short range radar (SSR) is on the market as a key technology for novel comfort and safety systems. SiGe based 79 GHz UWB SRR will be a definite candidate for the long term substitution of the 24 GHz UWB SRR. This paper will

Automotive power-line communications: Favourable topology for future automotive electronic trends
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This paper argues the promising possibilities of power-line communications applied to automotive vehicles. In section 1 the importance of weight and cost in the automotive industry is discussed. Section 2 summarises the traditional automotive wiring method whilst

Heat treatment of automotive components: current status and future trends
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An automobile is composed of various material components which are produced by utilizing a wide variety of technologies and which satisfy customer needs and environmental norms. Heat treatment and surface modification are the key technologies available today, to

Embedded system development for automotive applications: trends and challenges
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➢ System Specification-Responsibility for design of new subsystems realizing new function- Autosar approach: target independent design using function networks-Assessment of realizability of new function using sufficiently detailed abstractions of implementation space

New initiatives, trends and dilemmas for the Brazilian automotive industry: the case of Inovar Auto and its impacts on electromobility in Brazil
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In the mid 201 the Brazilian Government established the bases of a new industrial policy for the automotive sector. Under the acronym Inovar Auto, the complete name unfolds: programme for fostering technological innovation and densification of the automotive

Technological trends in lead-acid batteries for automotive applications
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More that 50 years have passed since the time when lead-acid automotive batteries changed from 6-V to the current 12-V system. During this period, car batteries were optimized for SLI duty, and because they were mounted in the engine compartment, they

Globalisation and change: Major trends in the international automotive industry and their likely impact on South African automotive assembly and component
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Despite its sluggish performance over the last two decades the automotive industry is critically important to South Africa, contributing 6.4 percent of total manufacturing GDP, and employing just over 82 000 people. The industrys stagnant performance over the last two

Trends and drivers of change in the European automotive industry:(II) scenarios and implications
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This paper follows on from the mapping exercise covered in the first article. The authors consider four possible scenarios for the future development of the European car industry. These are primarily based on the strength of demand inside and outside Europe, and the

Global trends in the automotive industry: Their likely impact on South African automotive assembly and component manufacturers
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Its lethargic performance led the South African government to launch the Motor Industry Development Programme in 1995. This programme was designed to bolster the competitiveness and hence growth of the industry by integrating it into the global automotive

Automotive industry trends in electronics: Year 2000 survey of senior executives
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This study surveyed automotive executives to obtain insight into the future of automotive electronics. Four hundred executives received the 24-question multi-part surveys. There were 84 usable responses, mostly from high level executives, with 71% of those responding

Technology Trends for Automotive Safety
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We are cognizant of the substantial efforts by both government and non-government entitites to develop, in response to Congress transportation legislation, a national ITS plan and Architecture addressing ways of using communication technologies to increase the

Current trends in automotive wire harness design
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Wire Harness is the interconnecting wiring in the vehicle for the transmitting electrical power and signals in the electrical system. Over the years the number of components to be connected and hence the number of circuits has increased many folds. This has made the

Trends in automotive RF wireless applications and their electromagnetic spectrum requirements
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During the next years, the number of wireless sensor and communication systems used in cars will increase significantly. The operational frequencies will span from the LF to the MMW range. In particular, Ultra-Wideband (UWB) systems will be introduced, due to the




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