BMW’s Kindle car, CES and Toyota tops US market – the week

BMW’s Kindle car, CES and Toyota tops US market – the week

Henry Ford after explained of the Product T something together the traces of “any color you like, so prolonged as it is black.” I was reminded of that this 7 days with BMW’s concept at CES – it can improve its exterior human body shade and provides the risk of modifying colors or display screen on the outside the house (or certainly within) of a vehicle. Kindle-like modifying shades of gray, so strictly talking we’re still monochrome. I’m certain Henry would approve, supplying the unit price can be held down if the tech makes its way to generation.

CES – BMW demonstrates iX with modifying human body area display screen by using E ink

No big surprises in the 2021 December close market place numbers this 7 days. Toyota has been on pole in the US for a even though, but wonderful to assume GM has been top pet dog due to the fact the 1930s. I guess GM managers will stress that they place bigger relevance on revenue than quantity and in 2021, it was also hard to source the market place. Bring about for a sake or two in Aichi.

Toyota overtakes GM in 2021 US market place

And in the British isles, the vehicle market place stalled with just a one% attain in 2021 as the pandemic and source shortages dented the recovery from 2020’s minimal. Again, the chips and pandemic crises performed havoc with the numbers, but the brand name shares make for appealing looking through.

British isles new vehicle market place stalled in 2021

Electrical pickups could well be a scorching market place phase in 2022. GM has begun generating the electrical Hummer now and Ford is to double F-150 Lightning generation to 150,000 units a year.

Ford to double F-150 Lightning generation to 150,000 units a year

Pursuing months of uncertainty and exhibitors generating last-moment selections to suspend their on-web site activity the once-a-year CES demonstrate is now underway. We posted a sequence of CES interviews this 7 days with vital suppliers showcasing their most up-to-date innovations possibly on the floor in Las Vegas or almost.

Our CES interviews (in no particular purchase):

Sensible Eye

Innoviz

ZF

Infineon

Continental

BlackBerry

And Harman on the outlook for 2022

CES is a normally big demonstrate for a customer electronics giant like Sony, but I was intrigued to see this announcement there: Sony to start unit to examine EV possibilities

Lesser regarded Chinese OEM/brand name warn (claxon sounds). It was a cracking 2021 for Hongqi with close to three hundred,000 autos shipped in China. FAW’s luxury brand name has a large amount of new solution owing in 2022 far too, in addition brand name launches in Japan and in other places.

China’s Hongqi goes immediately after German luxury brand names

Finally, I do like an acronym. Will VUCA catch on?

Get all set for ‘VUCA’ buzzword

Have a good weekend.

Dave Leggett

Editor, Just Automobile