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5 Connectivity Trends That Will Shape the Future of the Automotive Industry

Posted on July 13, 2019 in Uncategorized

Innovation is already behind the wheel of the modern automobiles. Yes, smart connectivity is now shaping the automotive sector in a never before way. While some of these technologies are already on the verge of becoming mainstream, there are other technologies that are just on their nascent state and are on the making. Most automotive management services predict that together these technologies will shape the future of the connected automobiles of the future.

Here are the 5 trends that will shape the future of the connectivity in automotive industry.

1. Self-driving cars

Self-driving cars that can run on the road without the intervention of the driver behind the wheel is already a reality with several automakers having come with their respective models of such cars. Already out through several successful test-runs Driverless cars truly holds the future of the automobile in the world. But according to expertise of leading automotive management services, driverless cars in spite of being already a reality, still a decade or so is required for such cars to become public and hit the road as regular vehicles.

2. AI-powered car infotainment systems

The infotainment systems of the modern cars are increasingly getting powerful and responsive and already they are all apt to respond to most regular commands including voice commands. The AI-powered virtual assistants will rule the future car infotainment systems of the cars to respond to passengers and driver in more responsive ways. AI is supposed to be introduced in the car infotainment systems of the future cars in just one or two years from now.

3. Blockchain-Powered Maintenance and Repair

We all are aware how the counterfeit car parts cause performance failure and in the long run damage vehicles. But as of now, in many countries to prevent such counterfeit parts entering the market there is no trusted system in place. In this respect, Blockchain based maintenance and repair mechanism can really play a revolutionary role in authenticating car parts. Blockchain which as a distributed ledger system allows no deletion or tampering of data while offering open and widespread access to data can actually help to authenticate car parts through an easily accessible distributed ledger of car parts.

4. Vehicle-to-Vehicle Connectivity

Vehicle to Vehicle connectivity commonly referred to as V2V technology allows cars on the road sharing information and keeping in touch with each other. On the road, a car can share information concerning speed, traffic, road conditions, any dangerous threats, etc. Automotive management services maintains that such V2V communication not only dramatically improves car safety and security it also actively helps cars avoiding routes that may take longer to reach the destination because of the heavy traffic. Already some cars are having a better in-car communication system and there are already highly equipped fleet management systems in place. All these together will shape the fully equipped Vehicle to Vehicle connectivity system of the future.

5. AR powered maintenance

Augmented Reality technology which already penetrated many industries and niches because of the unique capability of integrating the digital interaction to the real world around. Just like finding the digital game character of Pokemon in a popular AR game like Pokemon Go in an AR powered vehicle repair and maintenance environment the servicemen can render their services with guidance from a digital interface showing each and every part of the car.

A service engineer being able to see the entire car starting from the car seats to the interior features to the engine and bonnet can easily have a guided experience in repairing the entire car. This will help the car industry saving huge on maintenance and services. For customers also, this will ensure more precision, timely service and longer durability of the vehicle.

Rapid Prototyping for the Automotive Industry

Posted on July 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

Since its introduction Rapid Prototyping has become an important tool in the Automotive design process, allowing designers and engineers to identify production pitfalls, and gauge consumer reaction early in the product development cycle. A physical model of automotive parts can be produced within days providing engineers with the opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of a design, as they pass it around, twisting and viewing the prototype model.

Recent developments in the range of materials available have led to the introduction of Rapid Prototyping technology into the production process, particularly in the field of Formula1 design where designs modification is required between races to make sure optimal performance.

Since 2004 Aston Martin Racing, a joint venture between Aston Martin and Prodrive, has been designing and building successful race production based sports cars. Lead times have proven crucial with a development schedule of just 6 months, making the use of Rapid Prototyping a “no brainer” got the teams Technical Director George Howard-Chappell as engine parts and driver controls could be printed in a matter of days. Early chassis mock ups could also be created to ensure maximum efficiency and that all designs met the 2011 Le Mans regulations.

Using SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) the University of Ulster Formula Student team successfully designed and produced air inlay manifolds capable of withstanding demanding testing, and in race conditions (with the engine reaching up to 13,000 rev/min during the testing process).

Automotive manufacturers Chrysler along with Fords luxury marque Mercury have also turned to Rapid Prototyping as a production tool, with both firms using Vacuum Casting and Reaction Injection Moulding for the low volume production of lighting assemblies.

Developments in the range of materials available have increased functionality of prototype models and its is likely that SLA resins such as Bluestone, CeraMAX and NanoTool will see the Automotive Industrys interest in Rapid Prototyping technologies continue to rise.

This trio of Sterolithography materials offer exceptional thermal and moisture resistance. Ceramic based Bluestone and CeraMAX are suitable for fluid handling components or where moisture stability is required, while NanoTool offers excellent abrasion resistance even in the most demanding of test conditions. Suitable for under bonnet applications along with wind tunnel applications these resins are proving popular among automotive designers.

With research ongoing into the range of materials and processes it is likely just a matter of time before Rapid Prototyping becomes a mainstream production tool.


Business Promotion in the Automotive Industry Through Promotional Automotive Products

Posted on July 8, 2019 in Uncategorized

The automotive parts industry is fast developing and many new companies are released into the market at a very fast rate. Increase in competition further increases the need for new advanced techniques of promotion. Establishing a firm base in the market mainly depends on the extent of popularity of the company among the customers. This can be achieved only through a good promotional and marketing technique. Selecting the promotional automotive products must be done with care and the parts must be of good quality as the company’s name is tagged along with the product. Products selected must be of daily use for the person buying the car from the company. For example, air fresheners, tool kits and first aid kit, flashlight, floor mats and cleaning lotion for vehicles are among these products. Advanced music system and burglar alarm system can also be given to potential customers as promotional automotive products but they must be selected after considering the available budget.

Air fresheners are available in different scents and in bottles of different shapes, select bottles which are not only attractive in smell but also in shape. The scent of the air freshener must not be too strong that it creates a headache for the person sitting inside the vehicle. It must not be too strong or too light. Different air fresheners can provide an assortment of scents with different smells. Car cleaning lotion is another option for promotional automotive products. These can be of great use to the customers and come in handy with the maintenance of the automobiles interior. Floor mats are another option of promotional products. Floor mats are a necessity to keep the vehicle clean and tidy; they must be waterproof and long lasting. Tool kits come handy during unexpected breakdowns of the vehicle and they can act like a first aid kit in case of emergency.

The products mentioned are not only cheap but some of the basic necessities while purchasing a car, hence the customers will only be happy that you purchased these for them. The company name, logo and contact information can be easily imprinted on these materials providing a wider exposure for the company. Other products like CD holders, mobile chargers, mobile holders etc are also some options for those inexpensive promotional products. Other costly promotional automotive products like burglar alarm, music system, and navigation system are available and can be customized and distributed for those important or potential customers of the company.