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How Mobility Engineers can build a Creative Mindset

Introduction Global Automotive industry currently is at the crossroads – the future is being shaped up by technology and business model disruptions across. The manufacturing of the vehicles is being transformed by digital technologies and the transformation is popularly referred to as Industry 4.0. The emerging automotive industry is fueled by the convergence of fast-growing technologies in products, multi-disciplinary collaboration, ...
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Mobility Engineer 2030 : Designing a Course on Cutting Edge Mobility Technology

Introduction  The automotive industry is being disrupted by many new and exponentially growing technologies that include autonomous driving, electrification, and smart & connected systems for vehicles. There is a rising demand for skilled automotive engineers who can leverage these new technologies to develop robust engineering solutions, to transport people and goods in a safe, sustainable and cost-effective way. Universities are actively ...
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How India can overcome the scarcity of IC chips and drive the growth of electric mobility?

Impact of shortage of semiconductor chips on the Automotive industry A modern high-end vehicle uses a hundred million lines of code, and this number is expected to double in the near future [1]. The latest automotive products extensively use software, electronics, and connected devices to offer smart features to their customers and this trend translates to using more than three ...
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How to craft an Automotive New Product Innovation Strategy using TRIZ

1.0 India as a global automotive innovation hub Automotive new product development is a very exciting domain for engineers. The modern automotive product brings together many emerging technologies like AI, IoT, Data Analytics, Advanced Materials, Mechatronics, Advanced Manufacturing, Energy storage etc. The traditional automotive industry, that was dominated by Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles powered by fossil fuels, is being ...
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Mobility Engineer 2030 : A dedicated column for engineering students who aspire to become Mobility Engineers

When I interact with young engineering students in India and abroad, I am very often asked these questions: What is the Future of Mobility? What are the technologies that are shaping the Future Mobility Products? How will the future jobs be like in the Automotive Industry? What new skills do I need to acquire to become industry-ready? How can I ...
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Mobility Engineer 2030 : a dedicated column for engineering students who aspire to become Mobility Engineers

When I interact with young engineering students, there are three common questions that they raise What new skills do I need to acquire to become industry-ready? How can I learn these new skills quickly? What competencies do Automotive OEMs look for when they hire fresh engineers? The skills, that an automotive engineer needs to be successful in the future, are ...
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How Quantum Computing is shaping the Future of Urban Mobility

How do we address the Urban Mobility Challenges of pollution, traffic congestions and vehicular accidents?  Sustainable Mobility solutions for the future are being built based on autonomous, connected, electric and shared vehicles.  When we shift to these new technologies, we need to solve complex problems that demand far more computing power and faster processing. The limitations of classical computing have ...
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An ecosystem approach for EV adoption

Countries have set timelines to reduce the manufacture of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to meet targets specified in the Paris Agreement on climate change. But the share of electric vehicles (EVs) — the most practical replacement — was only 4% of global vehicle sales in 2020. [1] To accelerate adoption, EV makers need to amplify the network effect of ...
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Securing critical automotive joints with 3M™ Friction Shims

The demand for maximum power density, i.e. the transmission of higher torque or protection against higher shear loads in increasingly compact designs, poses a major challenge to engineers across a variety of industries. Transportation segment and the statics of the system pose a significant demand for lower weight and smaller dimensions of components. In friction joints, the material given coefficient ...
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On 5G Networks and Mobile Edge Computing in Connected Vehicles

Over the last few years, connected vehicles have evolved, with automakers installing telematics control units (TCUs) in partnership with telematics service providers (TSPs) and multiple announcements made on connected car cloud and industrial cloud platform developments. Additionally, major changes came about in hardware (4G TCU) and operating system (OS), with almost all automakers launching infotainment systems with advanced in-vehicle experiences ...
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