Tech talk: Gerry Malloy

Reality is what you make it

Reality is what you make it

August 4, 2017 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

Seeing is believing that virtual reality will play an important role in retail There was nothing external to distinguish the room from the hundreds of others deep inside Ford’s Dearborn engineering and design complex. Stepping inside, it didn’t seem unusual: a meeting table at one end; a technician behind an […]

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Do-it-yourself parts

Do-it-yourself parts

June 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm Comments are Disabled

3D Printing could revolutionize the way auto parts are made While autonomous driving aids and connectivity are dominating the automotive product news these days, there’s another nascent technology that promises to be just as disruptive on the manufacturing side of the business: 3D printing. 3D printing could revolutionize the way […]

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Is technology threatening the concept of car ownership?

Is technology threatening the concept of car ownership?

March 29, 2017 at 4:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Dealers need to find a role in this new mobility ecosystem. For most people in this country, owning a car or truck is a given. It’s not just a matter of choice; it’s a necessity. According to the most-recent annual figures available (for 2014), 77.8 per cent of driving-age individuals […]

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What lies ahead for vehicle tech in 2017?

What lies ahead for vehicle tech in 2017?

February 27, 2017 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

It’s anything but slow and steady for the introduction of new vehicle technology It’s the new year, which typically means it’s time for prognostications about all we have to look forward to in the year ahead. In terms automotive technologies, that’s usually not a difficult task because the development and […]

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Look back to look ahead

Look back to look ahead

October 26, 2016 at 4:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Automotive technology has come a long way We’ve been hearing a lot lately about disruptive technologies. But the fact is, automotive technology doesn’t change overnight. Even if some new feature such as autonomous capability may seem disruptive when it arrives on the market, it got there through an evolutionary process. […]

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Autonomous hype too far, too fast

Autonomous hype too far, too fast

September 15, 2016 at 8:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Fatal Tesla autopilot crash has forced a face off with reality. Autonomous cars — those that truly drive themselves — are coming. On that point there is little argument. But they aren’t here yet, in spite of much media hype and advertising hyperbole to the contrary. What we do have […]

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Autonomous cars: A high-tech utopian dream

Autonomous cars: A high-tech utopian dream

August 4, 2016 at 3:07 pm Comments are Disabled

It’s difficult to see, read or listen to almost any kind of media report these days without encountering some reference to autonomous vehicles — typically, how wonderful they will be, all the problems they will solve, and who will get them to market first.

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Cars of the future

Cars of the future

June 13, 2016 at 3:53 am Comments are Disabled

Will BEVs take over the automotive world? Or will hybrids better satisfy buyers? Based on recent mass media coverage, much of it fuelled by the Tesla/Elon Musk hype machine, it seems a forgone conclusion that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are about to take over the market. Governments, too, are backing […]

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