The global automotive sector continues to evolve from traditional vehicles manufacturing to value-adding production, such as the development and innovation of new autonomous and electric vehicle models. Meanwhile, China solidifies its position as a global automotive manufacturing hub, and is expected to be the world's largest market for electric and hybrid car by 2035.
TÜV Rheinland Blog - Stories from Asia and Africa
With rapid economic development across Asia Pacific the automotive industry will continue to witness an upward trend in production of vehicles. Asia Pacific is home to some of the largest vehicle manufacturers for passenger cars, with China, Japan, and Korea contributing over 37 million units of production, or 42 percent of the global production market. With that, the automobile industry will continue to place a record number of cars on the roads.
Rising expectations around levels of comfort, navigation assistance, car intelligence, and safety are no longer limited to the realms of luxury cars, but well entrenched in all car segments. To achieve this onboard systems in all cars are now increasing complex, interconnected and all online (IoT of cars) – surfacing the issue of security which has already drawn attention of car manufactures paving the way for the Automotive Cyber Security Industry as a distinct category already estimated to be at around USD 759 million by 2023^ and would probably continue to grow.
On 13 Jan 2016, Automotive World was held over 3 days at Tokyo Big Sight. TÜV Rheinland Japan participated for the fourth time in the EV Japan the 7th EV & HEV Drive System Technology Expo (EV refers to electric vehicles).
Jon Kotrba, Business Field Manager - Commercial Services for TUV Rheinland of North America shares what you need to know about charging and maintaining your electric vehicle (EV) and the impact of extreme cold weather.
The market for electric cars is growing at a rapid rate. In this column, you will read about its history and trends in Japan and abroad. You will see how standards play an important role in the field, especially concerning safety. Safety is one of the most important factors influencing growth of this market.