Mobility misses big time. Our view from the Paris motor show 2018

Two years ago, the Paris motor show revealed exciting developments in mobility innovation. We thought this year’s would be equally eye-opening, as congestion and seamless urban mobility have become even bigger issues. What we discovered was definitely surprising, but not in the way we expected. Read more

October 2018

The best electric vehicle recipe is fine dining, not fast food

The recipe for electric vehicle (EV) success has many ingredients, including quality raw materials, imagination and compelling presentation. Our Global Automotive Lead serves up some interesting ideas and predictions about the car’s electric future. Read more

July 2018

Five ways China is progressing from follower to auto industry leader

China’s automotive industry is moving fast. The relentless ambition and agility of domestic players along with state support will inspire and shape the future of the automotive industry. Read more

April 2018

Less connected car cleverness, more real-world relevance please

Connected car tech is clever stuff, but are auto brands forgetting one fundamental element in their quest for competitive advantage: the driver? Read more

January 2018

Is your auto brand future-fit? Check five vital signs to find out.

What are the five vital areas where brands need to be strong to survive or thrive in the decade ahead? Read more

September 2017

The moment that… millennials rewrote the rules on car usage

How can automotive and mobility brands meet the needs of tech-savvy millennials in the moment? Read More

June 2017

Winning in mobility comes down to a few crucial moments

To secure a role in tomorrow’s mobility landscape, auto brands must be a credible option at the moment when journey decisions are being made. Read More

May 2017

CES 2017: Chasing big wins, mobility players converge on Las Vegas

The stakes are high for serious mobility players but so are the potential winnings. Connectivity, personalisation and Millennials could be the best bets to win big. Read more

January 2017

Paris Motor Show trends reflect the evolving automotive world

Brands are using the 2016 Paris Motor Show to showcase more personalised, connected and environmentally acceptable driving experiences. It’s a reflection of changing automotive trends. Read more

October 2016

Simplicity key to connected complexity

Connectivity can enhance OEM relationships with consumers but only if it is easy to use and relevant to drivers’ lives. Read more

July 2016 | Automotive

Speed up to keep up in the connected car race

Connected cars are revolutionizing the global market, which offers a huge opportunity for OEMs. In the face of rapid competition from non-auto tech giants, how can OEMs stay in the race? Read more

May 2016 | Automotive

Getting Auto ready for the new (virtual) reality

Virtual reality will transform the scope and potential of automotive research, making it nimbler, richer, more responsive and more realistic. Read more

March 2016 | Automotive
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Mobility misses big time. Our view from the Paris motor show 2018

Around this time two years ago, we wrote a blog about the Paris motor show. It was a whistle-stop showcase of the best and most exciting innovations on display. One paragraph was devoted entirely to mobility, as it was the first time we’d seen such...

October 2018
The best electric vehicle recipe is fine dining, not fast food

The best EV recipe is fine dining, not fast food. The appetite for electric vehicles (EV) is increasing across the world, with some countries more voracious than others. Norway, the Netherlands and France can’t get enough of it, while Australia and...

July 2018
Five ways China is progressing from follower to auto industry leader

China’s automotive industry, for so long a follower of the established global manufacturers, is now pulling alongside and preparing to overtake. Such is their rate of progress it might not be long until they are looking at the more famous auto...

April 2018
Less connected car cleverness, more real-world relevance please

Auto brands have invested a ton of money developing connected car features in an attempt to lure buyers and gain competitive advantage. But is that investment paying off? In short, ‘not really’, according to the recent global Connected Car study*...

January 2018
Is your auto brand future-fit? Check 5 vital signs to find out.

It’s a historic tipping point for the automotive industry. A time of innovative revolution and mobility enlightenment. Experts reckon that in the next ten years, we’ll see greater advances than in the past hundred. Developments in connectivity,...

September 2017
The moment that… millennials rewrote the rules on car usage

Once upon a time baby boomers were teenagers, the American dream was gold and owning a car was the ultimate status symbol. The automotive industry enjoyed limitless enthusiasm from its customers since so many important moments in their everyday...

June 2017
Winning in mobility comes down to a few crucial moments

The car has long symbolised and facilitated personal liberation. But now, congestion, connectivity and climate concerns are denting the popularity of the four-wheeled freedom machine. Frustratingly slow-moving traffic and increasing access...

May 2017
CES 2017: Chasing big wins, mobility players converge on Las Vegas

They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Having just attended CES 2017 I hope that isn’t true. By the time it finished up yesterday, consensus judged it the most significant yet for the automotive industry. There were over 500 auto-...

January 2017
Paris motorshow 2016 blog

For years, motor shows were a straight race between the OEMs. Those with the fastest, biggest, most outlandish car on their stand were deemed the winners, even if the most futuristic cars on show barely made it onto the reality of the road. But...

October 2016
Simplicity key to connected complexity

The weight of expectation created by connected car technology is huge. And we’re not talking about consumers who want better sat nav or smarter infotainment. To be honest, technology is moving so fast now that it far outstrips consumer expectation. ...

July 2016
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