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3D Fast Bus: overtaking more conventional green automotive innovations

According to a recent Datamonitor survey, consumers worldwide are becoming increasingly interested in energy efficient cars. However, congestion remains a concern, and in an attempt to tackle this issue, a revolutionary new type of bus is set to be pilot tested in Beijing, which will address the problem by simply driving above passenger cars, without the need for a separate track.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Aug 2010
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Apple's new interface patent shows its intention to develop its automotive proposition

On July 9, 2013, Apple was awarded a patent for "programmable tactile touch screen displays and man-machine interfaces for improved vehicle instrumentation and telematics" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. While Apple intends to develop new products for the automotive technology market, collaboration with manufacturers will be vital to future success.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jul 2013
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ArvinMeritor/Dana: bidding over

US auto parts firm Dana [DCN] has rejected a final $2.7 billion bid from rival ArvinMeritor [ARM], citing fundamental antitrust barriers and substantial financial risks. Shortly after, ArvinMeritor put an end to one of the year's most bitter hostile takeover battles. Despite its commitment to the takeover, ArvinMeritor will now have to look for other ways to grow in the static automotive market.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Nov 2003
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Bosch prepares for future with investment in next-generation battery technology

Bosch has revealed its motives for pulling out of its battery manufacturing partnership with Samsung SDI last year to focus on developing next-generation lithium-ion batteries, saying that the market is saturated due to the slow global uptake of electric vehicles. Despite current challenges, this is a good move for Bosch, positioning it to take advantage of a future market upturn.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2013
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Cadillac & Corvette: made in Europe?

Cadillac & Corvette is to embark upon an aggressive online campaign to promote the new BLS compact four-door saloon in Europe, and plans to shift production of the model to the region. However, it may take more than a marketing assault and a 'made in Europe' tag to revive sales in what is arguably one of the US carmaker's toughest markets.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Nov 2005
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Cracks begin to show at General Motors

Speaking at the International Auto Show in Detroit, General Motors chairman Robert Lutz lambasted the analysts who dared to criticize his company and affirmed that the auto giant had entered 2006 in good condition. Yet for all the positive publicity GM has tried to generate, murmurs about a possible bankruptcy still persist, as Datamonitor Analyst Richard Carteau reports...

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2006
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DaimlerChrysler: firing on all cylinders

Despite rising fuel prices and a tough market environment, DaimlerChrysler has reported strong third-quarter results. The performance of its Chrysler division in the US may be particularly sobering for General Motors and Ford, which continue to struggle domestically. Yet despite DaimlerChrysler's current success, its full-year outlook is not completely unburdened.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Oct 2005
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DaimlerChrysler: spearheading the return of the minivan

The minivan concept is enjoying something of a renaissance, led by innovative new models from Japanese players. DaimlerChrysler [DCX.F] is now successfully fighting back by equipping its minivan range with the 'Stow n Go' system, which suggests that this mature segment requires products with a more radical and stylish appeal if it is to regain ground from SUVs.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jun 2004
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Developments in the infotainment market will help shape the future of the automotive industry

As developments in the infotainment market continue apace, the automotive industry will need to adapt to growing consumer demand for enhanced connectivity between car and driver. Several manufacturers are beginning to introduce Internet-based systems to their latest models, while others are in the process of developing alternative technology.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2011
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Digital showrooms could change the future of vehicle retailing

Car-makers are adapting to the digital age by offering motorists the use of digital showrooms, enabling drivers to experience and purchase cars without physically test-driving them. Moving to a virtual showroom is a bold decision for manufacturers and motorists, and relies on people's willingness to buy a vehicle without trying it first.

Published By Datamonitor
10 May 2013

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