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Transformers: How the automotive industry is riding the wave of change

The automotive industry is facing a bumpy ride with the onslaught of new technologies and business models, similar to the wave of change that shook up the music, telecommunications and video industries in recent decades. The disruptive trends include the emergence of electric vehicles (EVs), autonomous vehicles (AVs) and ride-sharing apps, as well a generational step-change in consumer preferences and a surge in sustainability sentiment in key markets.

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The urban mobility transformation

As urban populations grow, congestion is rising in cities around the world, which poses health, environmental and economic risks. The answer to this costly conundrum lies in a combination of seamless mobility and smart technologies to save our cities. New, integrated mobility concepts, including shared mobility, self-driving autonomous vehicles (AVs) and the switch to electric vehicles (EVs), will all play an important role in the urban mobility transformation.

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Technyl MAX maximizes Metal Replacement

The automotive industry is increasingly looking for lighter-weight substitutes for metal components, particularly for electric vehicles (EVs) and other alternative drive technologies. The metal replacement material must not only be lighter weight, but also cost-effective and tough enough to do the job. This is why Carbody selected the new Technyl® Max polyamide 6.6 (PA6.6) technology for its all-plastic brake pedal, replacing the conventional steel design with a lightweight hybrid structure.

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A New Perspective for Recycling Plastics TechnylⓇ 4earthⓇ

As industry embraces the circular economy and the benefits of recycling and re-use of materials, demand for recycled plastics for commercial applications is growing. Regulatory push and economic pull are driving automotive, building and construction, and electronics manufacturers, in particular, to seek recycled plastic for use in their sustainable product designs. Move 4earthⓇ project is a proof of concept of one such specialty recycling solution.

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Will driverless cars revolutionize mobility?

From driverless taxis to robot delivery vans and road hauling trucks, autonomous vehicles (AVs) promise to change the nature of transportation and, in the process, transform the automotive industry. The autonomous vehicle revolution will mean a dramatic shift in the mobility market, away from cars as products and toward ‘mobility as a service.’ This implies significant changes for vehicle sales volumes and automotive business models in the decades to come.