Magazine of the automotive world – December 2021 | Automotive world


COP26 monopolized much of the attention of the European mobility industry in early November. Hailed as the most significant climate event since the Paris Agreement, it produced a notable emission-free vehicle commitment from 13 countries and several companies, but there was a paramount recognition that it was time to look at it- beyond the tailpipe for real environmental improvements. In this month’s issue, we dig deeper into some of the discussions that took place in Glasgow.

We also hear from Adrian Hallmark on how Bentley is preparing for a radically new mobility paradigm. As electric motors replace internal combustion engines and buyers shift to RPM digital experiences, the luxury segment faces unique challenges. Brands that pride themselves on their brand heritage, driving pleasure and craftsmanship are suddenly scrambling to stay relevant in an electric and self-sustaining future.

News from the C-suite and analysts also discusses the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles, Russia’s ambitions for autonomous driving, Volkswagen’s investment in OTA updates, and Mary Barra’s claims that GM is undervalued.

In this problem:

  • Bentley CEO on positioning luxury for an electric and autonomous future
  • Electric vehicles are just the beginning: transport to remember from COP26
  • Vision Zero in sight for the CV segment
  • Russia plants seeds for future commercial AV mobility services
  • Could intelligent driver monitoring match the safety of autonomous driving?
  • OTA paves the way for Volkswagen’s software transformation
  • What does the consumer really expect from the connected vehicle?
  • Electric vehicles pose new noise and vibration challenges
  • Masters of our destiny? The automotive industry needs to broaden its focus
  • Tesla’s open network Supercharger: publicity stunt or game changer?
  • “General Motors is undervalued,” says CEO
  • Electric vehicle battery degradation regulations can reassure consumers
  • Russian truck market gears up for another hot period
  • Interoperability is crucial for electric vehicle charging, says Greenlots CEO

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