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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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    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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    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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    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

  • Future opportunities
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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.

  • Future EV
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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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    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.

  • Used car sales
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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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    HMI walk through: Mercedes-Benz EQC 1886 media playback

    2019-09-18T14:25:00Z Sponsored by

    This week’s video from Screens runs through the EQC’s media playback interface, with music sources on offer including radio, audio over bluetooth and USB devices. Watch the video to see how the car neatly displays tracks and playlists on screen for easy multitouch browsing

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    Emissions regulations pose existential risk for OEMs

    2019-09-17T08:00:00Z

    Escalating fines over CO2 and fuel standards, especially in Europe and China, are set to have significant impacts across OEM profits and future model plans, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

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    HMI walk through: VW Touareg head unit user personalisation

    2019-09-11T08:43:00Z Sponsored by

    The 2019 VW Touareg offers drivers a number of ways to tailor the infotainment UI to suit their needs. Screens’ latest video gives an overview of how you can configure the car’s head unit screen to customise your in car experience and display the information most relevant to you

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    HMI walk through: Jaguar I-Pace navigation system

    2019-09-04T16:12:00Z Sponsored by

    This week’s HMI walk through focuses on the Jaguar I-Pace’s satellite navigation system. Can Jaguar’s feature packed sat nav compete with the likes of Google Maps in terms of usability? Screens let us know in their latest video

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    Book review: Design between the lines

    2019-08-28T15:23:00Z

    Patrick Le Quément is a seminal designer who has worked at Simca, Ford, VW and Renault. This collection of essays is a tour de force through the design world of half a century and should be essential reading for anyone interested in design.

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    HMI walk through: BMW X7 Head Unit

    2019-08-27T16:22:00Z Sponsored by

    New video walk through from Screens on the BMW X7 Head Unit. A comprehensive video narrative of the user experience of the dominant display unit in this big BMW, including customising screens and navigating through all the different tiles and sub-menus. 

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    Interior Focus: Trim & Materials

    2019-08-21T13:45:00Z

    From Interior Motives magazine: New materials, textiles and techniques are enabling greater experimentation and creativity in the automotive sector, driven by design curiosity, a genuine desire for development, and changing consumer tastes and demands, particularly with regard to sustainability. Attention is being paid to both raw materials and end-of-life recycling – with some quite startling sources for new textiles and fabrics making their industrial debuts 

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    Exclusive: HMI walk through: Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886 widescreen cockpit

    2019-08-20T08:13:00Z Sponsored by

    In a brand new video, CDN premieres Screens latest review featuring the UX of the Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886. Watch to find out how the car’s head unit and instrument cluster combine to form a high resolution widescreen cockpit

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    Exclusive: HMI walk through: Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid head unit overview

    2019-08-13T08:15:00Z Sponsored by

    Premiering on CDN, this latest video from Screens reviews the touch UX of the Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid 2019’s head unit display

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    HMI walk through: Kia e-Niro

    2019-08-06T08:16:00Z Sponsored by

    In their latest video, Screens tested the ADAS functions of the 2019 Kia e-Niro such as lane keep assist, speed limiter and active cruise control