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Design Thinking for Mobility Engineers

Introduction The automotive industry is seeing a huge transformation due to the accelerated growth of new technologies like AI, IoT, robotics etc. Fossil fuel-based cars are being replaced by electric vehicles while connectivity and immersive technologies are making vehicles smarter and better [1]. The automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are busy strategizing to adapt the new technologies at the right ...
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SiC – can it be a Game Changing Technology for Electric Vehicles?

SiC can accelerate the adoption of BEVs When we build new vehicles that are electric and have smart and connected features, we realise that the significant contribution of automotive electronics to the vehicle performance. We are also aware of the semiconductor chip shortage that has caused great concern to the automotive OEMs. The delay in new product launches or rising ...
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Design Thinking for Mobility Engineers

Introduction We had introduced Design Thinking (DT) as a powerful method for Mobility Engineers to pursue innovation driven by customer insights [1]. It is important for the automotive design engineer to understand and appreciate his customers and users well –their constraints and pain points. He has to use these customer insights to precisely define the right problem to solve. The ...
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Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) skills for Mobility Engineers

Introduction: Automotive industry increasingly relies upon digital tools to quickly turn new ideas into products for their customers. Getting from concept to market faster provides a competitive advantage. These digital tools have become increasingly more powerful and sophisticated with the emergence of Data Science (DS), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) [1]. The application of DS, AI and ML ...
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The New Materials that are shaping the Future of Mobility

Introduction Sustainable mobility is a key growth enabler for fast-growing economies like India. The future of sustainable mobility is being shaped by a combination of technology and business model disruptions. The convergence of electric, connected, autonomous vehicle technologies and the shared mobility business model has the potential to create sustainable mobility options for the future. These new technologies are growing ...
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Reflection on strokes from 8 folks-edited

Intention determines the outcome. Isn’t that a life-changing statement? I deeply believe in it, thereby enjoying the positive benefits of it. Last year, I intended to interview a couple of sustainability leaders, and the SAEINDIA team provided all the resources to make it happen. Beginning of the EnvironStory: To recap- In Feb. 2020, I was introduced to the SAEINDIA branding ...
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Mobility Engineer 2030 – Future Skills for Automotive engineers

Mobility Engineers have an opportunity to custom – design their career by building cross – domain skills 1.1 Introduction Thomas Kuhn, in his seminal book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions [1], says that, “almost always the men who achieve …fundamental inventions of a new paradigm have been either very young or very new to the field whose paradigms they change.” ...
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Trends in Electrical and Electronics Architecture

The automotive has come a long way from the steam driven tricycle of late 18th century to what it is today. Continuously driven by human aspiration for mobility and independence, it isn’t a mere instrument to get from point A to B anymore. Automobiles – and we’ll more specifically talk about cars have become an integral and inseparable part of ...
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Importance of Virtual platforms in the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is at the cusp of transformation. Features like connectivity, electrification, advanced driver assistance technologies like affordable cameras, radars, etc., are paving the way for autonomous driving. However, these automotive trends have made Integrated Circuits, System-On-Chips, ECUs significantly more complex and they now include multiple processors, DSPs, ASICs, FPGAs, peripherals, etc. To accompany the complex hardware, a variety of modern software is ...
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UDAN and Urban Air Mobility – Challenges and Opportunities in India

Traffic congestion worldwide is a recurring/ubiquitous phenomenon that reduces productivity, increases pollution from stranded or slow-moving vehicles, and impacts the health of travellers through increased stress levels. Additionally, due to inadequacies in ground transportation infrastructure in many densely populated cities around the world, especially in emerging markets like India, alternate modes of transport for better connectivity are of paramount need ...
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