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By Frost & Sullivan | Frost & Sullivan's Mobility Automotive & Transportation practice provides actionable insights and strategies covering different technology areas and business models that will impact the future of the car industry. Besides our research and consulting services, the MAT team also covers high profile industry events and auto shows with an intent on providing our clients with the so-what emerging from these shows. 

The Parking Garage of the Future: Big Makeover Coming in Autonomous Age

Back in January, Tesla Motors introduced “Summon,” a feature that allows many of its newer vehicles to park themselves. Using a smartphone or key fob, car owners can remotely command their vehicles to open garage doors, enter, park themselves and shut down. When the cars are needed again, motorists …

Parking

Electrifying the product portfolio.

• 7. July 2016<br>• Advanced Engineering<br>• Photo: Daimler<br>• Text: Walther Wuttke<p>“We will be electrifying all Mercedes-Benz model series”: Thomas Weber, Member of …

Blog

01 Jul 2016<p>Much of the industry is viewing automated/autonomous driving as the next big revolution hitting the automotive industry and thereby …

AT&T

Avis’ New App Is a Giant Leap Forward for the Rental Industry

Use it to check out, exchange, or return cars.<p>Avis Now, the re-launched app for the world’s second largest car rental brand, is a big step forward for the industry, which has been notoriously slow to adopt new technology.<p>Drivers can see what vehicles are available before they arrive to the lot and …

Automotive

As promised, CarPlay compatibility now available on all 2017 Fords; Hyundai Elantra too

Ford announced back in January that all 2017 models would offer CarPlay compatibility through its Sync 3 infotainment system, and the company has today confirmed that this applies across its full range of vehicles: cars, SUVs, light trucks and electrified vehicles. You will, of course, have to …

Hyundai

Mercedes-AMG Apparently Developing 1,300hp Hypercar For 2017

| By<p>|<p>Comments:<p>ShareRedditPinTweetPlusEmail<p>The impending Aston Martin Red Bull AM-RB 001 may soon have a competitor from Mercedes-AMG, if new reports …

Supercars

Elon Musk is on the verge of making a huge change for Tesla's owners

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has produced the company's "Master Plan, Part Deux," a sprawling update to Part Une of the plan, which Musk authored a decade ago.<p>Part Deux contained many things, some of them expected — there will be a variety of new Tesla passenger vehicles coming, possibly even a pickup truck …

Elon Musk

Highway ban squeezes lanes for China’s self-driving car industry

In a potential setback for China’s accelerating autonomous vehicle industry, the government has banned such cars from testing on the nation’s …

Asia

Pokémon Go is nice, but here’s what *real* augmented reality will look like

Amidst the fervor created by the Pokémon Go app, Signia Venture Partners cofounder Sunny Dhillon shared an important perspective with his July 14 story, “Stop referring to Pokémon Go as augmented reality.” Yes the popularity of this game gives us a glimpse into consumers’ hunger for AR games, but …

Augmented Reality

GM Re-Evaluates India Investment, New Car Platform on Hold

This is not a good week for General Motors in Asia.<p>General Motors is re-evaluating its planned $1 billion investment in India and has put on hold moves to bring a new car platform to India as it re-assesses its strategy in the country, according to company officials.<p>The rethink comes as GM’s India …

India

Hyundai analyzes 12 trends that will shape the world of 2030

Hyundai announced this year the start of Project Ioniq, its attempt at figuring out what the world of 2030 will be like. Of course the project would also use that information to determine how that world will affect the transportation industry. And it happens to share its name with the company's …

Trends

According to NHTSA’s head administrator, Tesla’s Autopilot accident shouldn’t inhibit the growth of Self-Driving technology

Via John Stoll at WSJ, Mark Rosekind , the head administrator of NHTSA, stated last week at a conference in Detroit that the auto industry and the …

Tesla

Omni Wheels Can Make Parallel Parking Easy

Omnidirectional wheels are nothing new, but even if it’s been around for ages, people are still wondering if it’s practical to use at all.<p>William …

The Future

Remarkable 24-Seat Driverless Cabs Are Arriving in Singapore

Johnny Cabs are Here<p>Remember the “Johnny Cabs” from the 1990 film <i>Total Recall</i>? They were autonomous cars, outfitted with a weird, animatronic cabbie …

Singapore

Federal regulators says car makers “cannot wait for perfect” on automation

(credit: Ford Motor Company)On Friday, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Mark Rosekind told an audience in Detroit, …

Automation

The government should be measured in its reaction to the Tesla crash

When Joshua Brown’s Tesla Model S collided with a semitrailer truck on a Florida highway in May, it became the first known fatality in an autonomous vehicle.<p>Mr. Brown served in the United States Navy for over a decade, and had a long life ahead of him passing at the young age of 40. His death is …

Government

Volkswagen could build electric vehicles in North America by 2020

Volkswagen will start producing electric vehicles in North America by the end of the decade, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> says, citing an interview with Volkswagen North America chief Heinrich Woebcken. Europe's largest automaker is considering starting EV production at either its Mexico or Tennessee …

North America

Self-driving cars are creating massive new security challenges.

Detroit (AFP) - In a world where motor vehicles can be weapons and cars increasingly depend on internal computers and internet connections, automakers are under increasing pressure to find ways to guard against cyber-attacks.<p>Auto industry chiefs, security experts and government officials warned at …

Autonomous Tech

BMW plans electric car battery factory in Thailand

BMW is considering building a battery factory in Thailand, the country’s industry minister said on Friday to Reuters. Industry Minister Atchaka …

Batteries

We went off-road in Jaguar Land Rover's autonomous car

At the firm's Gaydon base, cars are learning to understand whether they're driving on tarmac, gravel, sand or another type of surface<p>Self-driving cars in cities have relatively straightforward roads. They're greeted with smooth, flat roads, structured environments, and, at most, speed bumps.<p>So if …

Jaguar Land Rover

Honda’s New Hybrid Sets The Pace As They Cut The Use Of Heavy Rare Earth Metals

Traditionally, both hybrid and electric vehicles use high quantities of rare Earth metals in which to power their motors and batteries. So, even …

Honda

Running at 150,000 RPM, this tiny motor could help satellites keep on course

The future is small in space: picture Cubesats the size of toasters and Femtosats an inch across crowding the skies. A newly invented motor that’s both tiny and powerful goes hand in hand with that vision, providing compact spacecraft with the ability to adjust their position without using a drop …

Satellites

9 Cool Facts About the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder

A Closer Look at Nissan’s Significantly Refreshed Crossover<p>Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer<p>View Special Offers<p>No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote<p>Change Car<p>The refreshed 2017 Nissan Pathfinder has been unveiled, and with the mid-cycle freshening comes many updates to make this …

Automotive

Success! Mercedes’ Autonomous Bus Tested in the Netherlands

Mercedes-Benz’s autonomous bus, CityPilot, had a long-range test drive on the streets and highways of the Netherlands.The bus successfully followed a …

Transit

Scientists can now make lithium-ion batteries last a lifetime

Who says playing around is a waste of time?<p>Researchers at the University of California at Irvine (UCI) said that's exactly what they were doing when …

Batteries

Honda Softbank partnership to deliver smarter AI for cars

Artificial Intelligence will be a primary focus for a new team-up between auto brand Honda Motor Co. and internet company SoftBank. Artificial …

Honda

Forget Autonomous Vehicles: Future Mobility Might Be in Time Zones

What would it mean for urban mobility if a car company sold not physical vehicles, but access to the services that a car enables? What if buses were …

Transit

Tesla’s Autopilot just saved someone’s life

Tesla’s advanced Autopilot system has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Ever since news broke that Autopilot was enabled on a Model …

Autonomous Tech

12 Propulsion Technologies That Will Increase Future Cars’ Efficiency

The Future