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    HMI walk through: Audi e-tron media playback interface

    2019-10-16T09:03:00Z Sponsored by

    This week’s video from Screens walks you through the Audi e-tron’s media playback interface. Watch to see how you can connect to SD, USB, Bluetooth and online streaming sources such as Napster and Amazon Music using the car’s touchscreen head unit

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    HMI walk through: BMW X7 phone and messaging apps

    2019-10-09T08:49:00Z Sponsored by

    This week’s video from Screens walks you through the BMW X7’s phone and communications interface. Watch to see how BMW have optimised the car’s head unit UI to keep you connected while you’re (safely parked) on the road

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    Privacy policy - Autodesk

    2019-10-09T08:41:00Z

    Webinars – our privacy promise When you register for the Autodesk webinar “New Concept Modelling tools in Alias 2020” your data is being collected by Ultima Media Ltd and Autodesk as joint producers of this project. This makes us, in data protection terms, co-controllers of your data. We ...

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    Studio Visit: Jaguar’s new Gaydon studio

    2019-10-04T11:34:00Z

    Jaguar Land Rover put on a special media tour of its new Jaguar design studio in Gaydon, England. The state-of-the-art facility spans 12,000 square metres and allows closer communication between departments

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    Stricter EU CO2 regulations will reshape vehicle platforms and car design

    2019-10-04T11:20:00Z

    As OEMs try to reduce CO2 and transition to electric vehicles in the face of the high fines, we expect a profound impact on vehicle design.

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    Exclusive: HMI walk through: Volvo S60 2019 head unit + instrument cluster

    2019-10-02T10:45:00Z Sponsored by

    In an exclusive video premiere on CDN, Screens latest review features the UX of the Volvo S60 2019. Watch to find out how the car’s head unit and instrument cluster combine to display information and multimedia in a multiscreen experience

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    Suppliers will face squeeze as OEMs push to meet EU CO2 targets

    2019-10-02T09:58:00Z

    As carmakers strive to reach the more stringent CO2 emissions targets being phased in across the EU next year, we predict that many are likely to put more pressure on their supply base to help reduce emissions

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    Ian Callum on his new venture – and his new Vanquish

    2019-10-01T08:54:00Z

    Car Design News spoke to Ian Callum about his new design firm, CALLUM, as well as its first project, the Aston Martin Vanquish 25 by CALLUM, created alongside R-Reforged.

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    OEMs’ profit strategies today could hurt them tomorrow

    2019-09-30T08:54:00Z

    Ahead of stringent EU emissions targets starting in 2020, some carmakers are pursuing strategies that actually go against what they will ultimately need to do to reduce hefty fines. This makes sense – but only for now

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    HYCAN+ competition winners announced

    2019-09-27T15:52:00Z Sponsored by HYCAN

    The HYCAN Design Challenge for professionals and students alike has reached its conclusion. See the winning proposals and hear from the top three

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    EU fines and electric future not entirely in the hands of OEMs

    2019-09-26T09:56:00Z

    In the face of government and citizens’ rising concern over climate change, vehicle emission regulations around the world are tightening, especially in Europe. In our latest business intelligence report, we forecast that carmakers will face hefty fines under tightening vehicle emission targets, driven largely by factors outside their control.

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    HMI walk through: Tesla Model 3 head unit

    2019-09-25T08:39:00Z Sponsored by

    New video walk through from Screens on the Tesla Model 3’s head unit. A comprehensive video narrative of the user experience of the dominant display unit in Tesla’s 3 Series rival, including customising screens and navigating through all the different tiles and sub-menus

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    Opportunities ahead for automotive OEMs and tier suppliers

    2019-09-25T06:00:00Z

    The downturn in automotive sales volume creates many challenges, but the transitional state of the industry also provides many business opportunities including for R&D and design, according to a forecast and report from Ultima Media.

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    Greater expectations: brighter days will return for the automotive industry

    2019-09-24T06:00:00Z

    Although automotive OEMs will face years of stagnant vehicle sales, a stronger recovery thereafter will bring growth back up to long run averages and herald a return to stronger profits. By then, however, the industry is likely to have undergone further consolidation.

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    First sight: Yanfeng XiM20

    2019-09-23T14:07:00Z

    Yanfeng’s Red Dot award-winning XiM20’s concept focuses on making a connection with people using a vehicle for short-trip travel, within a framework of the users being a group who value experiences over posessions

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    Report: Climate Change vs. Carmakers

    2019-09-23T00:33:00Z

    In our second report from Ultima Media’s automotive business intelligence team, we focus on climate change mitigation policies around the world with a particular focus on the most stringent and imminent EU CO2 emissions targets predicting the financial consequences of the legislation upon the OEMs, the impact upon the wider supply chain and the opportunities that arise from the legislation.

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    Pricier, technology-laden new vehicles are driving consumers to buy used vehicles

    2019-09-22T01:00:00Z

    OEMs’ own sales and technology strategies, combined with growing regulations, are leading more consumers to the second-hand vehicle market, a development that could reshape future automotive business models, according to a new report.

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    Frankfurt 2019: Byton inches closer to massive screen production

    2019-09-20T18:08:00Z

    Genuine unique selling points among the proliferation of new electric car brands are becoming harder to discern but Byton’s M-Byte still has one – and it’s a big one: its dashboard-dominating 48-inch screen. Gaining its world debut at the Frankfurt motor show, the design team behind the Chinese marque’s mid-size SUV EV gave Car Design News a run-through of its production-ready features

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    Syd Mead announces retirement

    2019-09-19T10:59:00Z

    Syd Mead, former Car Design News lifetime achievement award winner, has officially retired from professional design, according to an announcement on social media

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    Electrification poses cost and technology risk for automotive industry

    2019-09-19T07:00:00Z

    The high R&D, production and technology costs of electric vehicles could mean that OEMs will be selling most at a loss for years to come, according to a report by Automotive from Ultma Media.