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Join Marcus Henry, Lightweighting Research Manager at Jaguar Land Rover and John Hay, Business Development Manager for the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), as they discuss how the automotive sector is evolving as emerging technologies, innovation and product development advances to shape the future of the sector.
Electric transportation, driverless cars, automated factories, digitized workspaces and AI are just a few of the major advancements the automotive industry has faced even before the COVID-19 crisis. What is the next normal?
The industry has spent billions of pounds researching and developing advanced engine, fuel and battery technologies to help drive down CO2 emissions. These ongoing improvements mean average CO2 is still a third (-31.2%) lower than in 2000. In 2018 zero-emission battery electric vehicles took a 0.7% share of the market, plug-in hybrids a 1.9% share and conventional hybrid electric vehicles a 3.4% share. By 2030, the government aims to completely end the sales of gas and diesel cars, achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 as part of the Green Industrial Revolution plan.
Alongside this change, the rapid development of the digital economy is impacting automotive business models, encouraging businesses to adapt to new ways of working to embrace digital manufacturing and technological advancements.
Marcus Henry will be discussing the Innovation Process at JLR, including Project Tucana, the development of electric vehicles using advanced composites.
John Hay will be sharing the skills & solutions required for emerging technologies such as Autonomous, Connected, Electrified and Shared (ACES) vehicles.
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