AD #2171 – U.S Car Market Stronger Than Reported, New Hydroforming Technique, ZF’s Vision Zero

August 17th, 2017 at 11:55am

Runtime: 8:53

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- Dyson EV Speculation Heats Up
- U.S Car Market Stronger Than Reported
- New Hydroforming Technique
- Chery Teases First Euro Model
- Toyota Tests New Car Share App
- ZF’s Vision Zero

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8 Comments to “AD #2171 – U.S Car Market Stronger Than Reported, New Hydroforming Technique, ZF’s Vision Zero”

  1. Lex Says:

    How much will all this new tech add to the cost of a new vehicle? I believe all this additional tech will make new vehicles unaffordable to the average worker to purchase.
    This will herd the masses to leasing rather than purchasing a new vehicle. This will erode vehicle ownership and guarantee a steading revenue stream to OEMs and automotive leasing and ride sharing companies.

    Looking into the future 2040 and beyond I would bet the Government will out law non-autonomous driving of vehicles or the Insurance Companies will jack up the premiums for classic non-autonomous vehicles which will also make driving your own vehicle unaffordable or cost prohibitive.

  2. Tom Says:

    Dyson could be making electric Street Sweepers…

  3. Kit Gerhart Says:

    So Dyson is going to emulate Crosley’s venture into car making in the ’40′s and ’50′s.

  4. Buzzerd Says:

    Tom that’s what I was thinking. Combination vacuum and autonomous vehicle. Autonomous street sweeper.

  5. Len Simpson Says:

    Soon–’made in USA” , by Chine

  6. Lambo2015 Says:

    Lex I hear what your saying but I honestly think full autonomy all the time may be even farther out than 2040. The systems use features to navigate the road using sensors and cameras. Many back roads still do not have lines painted. I doubt any system will work in a snow storm. So to think people will never have to take over the driving I think is a bit optimistic. Even having three cameras for redundancy doesn’t help if they are all covered with freezing rain, or in a white out.

  7. Lex Says:

    @ Lambo2015

    I understand your view point but my concern is that Big Business and Big Government are looking to erode our civil liberties and freedoms for the mass majority of citizens living on either the East or West Coast. You are looking at this from a technological aspect. I am looking at it from a Social aspect. The rural heartland of our Great Country will still enjoy driving due to the items you mentioned. My fear is that these highly technical and regulated future autonomous vehicles will deprive future generations the joy of driving and automobile ownership. I will probably be long gone when this comes to fruition but I think the world is heading for a tipping point. Where the needs of the rich and government out weight the needs of the middle and poor. The Middle class will be over burdened with the cost of living and the Poor will have no escape from their situation without further squeezing the Middle Class. Improved infrastructure projects and mass transit make more sense to me than autonomous vehicles for a limited sector of the entire countries population.

  8. Don LaCombe Says:

    A thought on autonomy-if all vehicles were so equipped wouldn’t that system have prevented what happened in Spain yesterday?

    I am not an autonomous fan but that could be a long term solution.