Doug Newcomb

Senior Industry Analyst, Mobility,
Wards Intelligence

Doug writes about connectivity, automated driving and mobility for Wards Intelligence.

Daimler Finance Division Name Change Designed to Give Company First-Mover Advantage in Mobility 
Later this year, Daimler Financial Services will become Daimler Mobility Services. Board member Benedikt Schell explains the reason and revenue opportunities behind the name change.
New NXP Partnership Adds Performance and Power Advantages to Autonomous Computing 
Automotive silicon giant partners with high-performance chip designer Kalray for faster performance and improved safety while keeping power requirements for automated vehicles in check.
CES 2019 OEM Highlights and Lowlights 
Automakers at the annual consumer electronics event showed tech that will roll out to cars in the next few years – and "vaporware" that may never appear in vehicles.
Panasonic SPYDER 2.0 Platform Adds Tech Features While Reducing Complexity, Cost and Weight 
The second-gen system combines a driver-monitoring camera with a head-up display in a single-box solution while enabling automatic HUD adjustments and other advanced features.
Wards Intelligence | Outlook Q4 2018: Battle for the Dashboard and Data  26
Attendees and Outlook subscribers, download this presentation and video from the December 13 Wards Intelligence Outlook Conference, Q4 2018.
Ford Reveals Autonomous Vehicles in Miami – and Profitability Plans 
Ford’s mobility strategy includes moving people as well as goods via AVs and it’s testing it on the streets of Miami with local and national businesses.
NXP Introduces New Turnkey Radar Platform for ADAS and Beyond 
End-to-end solution is designed to accelerate time to market, expand customer base and provide a springboard for radar applications in automated driving.
‘Hey BMW’ Prompts New Branded Voice Assistant 
Intelligent Personal Assistant will be compatible with Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana but sends data to BMW servers instead.
Hawaii Gets Its First Hydrogen Fueling Station 
Toyota distributor Servco Pacific brings hydrogen fueling to Honolulu in hopes of leasing the Mirai fuel-cell vehicle and helping Hawaii meet its renewable energy goals.
Toyota Connected, Servco Launch Car-Sharing Service in Hawaii 
Toyota’s technology strategy business unit teams with the automaker’s Hawaii distributor to leverage its Mobility Service Platform.
Kroger to Use Self-Driving Tech to Deliver to Customers’ Doorstep 
Grocery giant teams with autonomous tech startup Nuro for pilot program that will launch later this year.
Organization Launched to Develop Specific Self-Driving Tech 
VW, Bosch, Continental and others form Networking for Autonomous Vehicles Alliance to focus on in-vehicle connectivity.
Government Support Gives China Advantage in Autonomous-Vehicle Development 
The country is moving at “China Speed” in the race for self-driving dominance, thanks to generous subsidies and a tech-friendly policy.
Organization Forms to Explore Autonomous Tech’s Impact on Jobs 
Group comprising automakers, ride-sharing companies and others will first focus on policy.
Market Intel
Jan 1, 2018

2018 Commercial Vehicle Report  

A thorough examination on the state of the U.S. commercial vehicle market, highlighting risks and opportunities for industry players....More
Sep 18, 2017

Commercial Vehicle Utilization Report  

Commercial Vehicle Brand Utilization Report provides analysis of available data to spot risks and opportunities and help guide business strategy and investment....More
Jun 30, 2017

2017 U.S. Light-Vehicle Equipment Report  

Data and analysis covering five years of equipment take rates for powertrain, ADAS, safety and other major features....More
Market Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

U.S. Light Vehicle Sales & Inventory Forecast, March 2019  

U.S. light vehicle sales and inventory forecast by company and by source and vehicle type for March 2019. Includes SAAR (seasonally adjusted annual rates) and days' supply projections....More
Mar 22, 2019

Italy Vehicle Sales, February 2019  

Italy vehicle sales by vehicle type and company for February 2019....More
Mar 22, 2019

U.K. Vehicle Sales, February 2019  

U.K. vehicle sales by vehicle type and company for February 2019....More

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