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Discussing the future of cars and the integration of technology such as 4th Industrial Revolution manufacturing, blockchain and low carbon.

 

It’s clear and well documented that the auto industry has made a huge commitment to low carbon emission technology a conundrum in the last decade leading to a quest to change the way we propel our vehicles and a high profile crusade to reduce the impact of carbon emissions by cars on the environment, an […]

Star driver line-up, star manufacturer with a history of producing race winning prototypes and funding from a country trying to make its mark in motorsport. A sure fire runner that wasn’t. What a shame. This is one way to sum up the Ginetta G60-LT-P1 Prototype and probably the kindest on paper as I fear any […]

Its fair to say that Elon Musk can be counted amongst the modern technology mavericks such as Jobs and Bezos, combing tenacious desire with market disruption and in Musk’s case, its not only banking (PayPal) or space travel but specifically automotive… this we applaud. Tesla defines the new automotive horizons. There are a number of good reasons: all […]

Future Mobility is a phrase that the automotive industry is getting to grips with. Extensive efforts that will alter the way the next generation of citizens perceive car ownership and indeed driving will ultimatley be a leisure past time. It seems that the momentum for autonomous, connected and if not electric, a superior universal carbon neutral […]

Automotive giants like Daimler, GM and Toyota have seen the writing on the wall and are positioning themselves to capitalise on the changing market by investing in taxi companies and hail-and-ride companies like Uber, Chauffeur Privee, Lyft, ZipCar, Careem and others. The emphasis now is not so much on Ownership but Usership. So the market […]

Over three years ago, on the 22nd November 2015, I was meant to drive from Falmouth to Plymouth to review the British documentary Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans. I never made it to the screening, rivers and cars don’t mix apparently. The film the documentary inspired , however, should have been better. But was […]

Within the automotive industry currently there is a lot of buzz around Future Mobility and what it might look like and how we might get there… Phrases like carsharing, ridesharing, and on-demand will become more common place in our vocabulary. Businesses like Uber, Lyft and ZipCar have built and are building business models that are […]

Startup Driven corporate innovation strategy will define the ultimate move to the future mobility technologies and solution to the Big Data needs to allow an autonomous, connected electrified future to happen… key to this is the need for new attitudes at a corporate level. Let’s start with a question, why do the large incumbants of industry […]

There is change in the air… A few days ago I noticed an uber cool image on my LinkedIn page posted by a super talented designer Alan Derosier. Alan’s work  first came to my attention through his work with the 908 Vision GT  and I have followed his work since. The image was an example of what a Le Mans […]

Digitisation is changing the way we build things and that is especially true of the automotive industry and allied to the 4th Indsutrial Revolution technologies creating cars has leapt into a new era. Digital design, additive manufacturing, big data, Computational Fluid Dynamics and cybersecurity all provide an intriging proposaition for product and operational improvements that […]