car: 22 articles found

“Calm down!” says your car

Isn’t it fascinating how quickly technology evolves these days? Automated driving, speech recognition or 3D-printing all used to be science fiction material only a decade ago. Huge advances have been made, particularly very recently, and so they could become normality within the decade to come. The digitalisation of everything means the automation of everything: pictures

The Bosphorus Connection

Turkey has experienced a stormy past year. Scenes from the Taksim Gezi Park are still present in everybody’s mind. However, a very dynamic country, Turkey seems to be moving on fast: last week the country resumed negotiations with the European Union to discuss entry terms. And only a couple of days ago, Turkey managed

Prepare your car for winter

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. In Europe, winter was a little delayed this year due to some fabulously warm autumn days. However, just as you need to start wrapping yourself into scarfs, hats, and thick coats, your four-wheeler also requires a slightly different outfit. After all, your car should be ready when

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Oh where are you going, automobile industry?

It has been almost exactly one hundred years since Henry Ford developed the mass production of cars. “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”[1] In 2013, more than eighty million cars rolled out of all automobile factories around the globe.[2] Altogether there are more than one billion cars

September 2013: Number of the month

The number of membership in different car sharing programs will grow extremely in the next years. According to a new report by Navigant Research, the number will increase from 2.3 million in 2013 to more than 12 million by 2020. __________________________ http://www.smart-mobilitymanagement.com/car_sharing_members_to_top_12_mi...

CarJump: Navigating CarSharing

Available in twenty-seven different countries on five continents, CarSharing is often touted as the future of mobility. The number of users is predicted to climb from three to twenty-six million in the next seven years.[1] However, as the CarSharing concept grows with more and more providers in more and more cities, the landscape is becoming

June 2013: Number of the month

According to a recent study of the Automotive Institute for Management the number of CarSharing users should significantly grow in the course of this year. Until the end of 2013 there should be worldwide around 3,000,000 people who use CarSharing services. http://green.wiwo.de/studie-ende-des-jahres-drei-millionen-carsharing-nu...

On the “Fast Lane” to Tel Aviv

The traffic toll is nothing new to motorists all over the world, but in Israel a new way to calculate the toll is reshaping traffic patterns in this small and often congested country. The new toll system first implemented in January 2011, calculates the price every minute based on actual road conditions, demand, and optimal

The Granny Mobile

posted on June 21, 2013

It should come as no surprise that the car industry develops and manufactures cars aimed to entice customers between the ages of 18 and 45[1] – think of engines with 350 horse power, a sleek futuristic design and enough technological gadgets to keep the Star Ship Enterprise functioning. Accordingly, there are many customers who do

The DAT-Report and the State of the Automobile Industry

In March the Deutsche Automobil Treuhand (DAT) released its annual report on the state of the automobile industry in Germany. The overall conclusion of the report based on 2012 figures highlights a slight recession in the automobile market. This downswing stems from the sale of cheaper automobiles and lower maintenance costs. The DAT report also

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