2021 Transformation Year for the Automobile Industry

2021 Transformation Year for the Automobile Industry.

With Robot Process Automation and Human Intervention Technologies, the automobile industry have already started toward Digital transformation.

In 2021, the automobile industry will come with big disruptions.

Check out the trending technologies that are transforming and will be disrupting the Electric Vehicle industry this year.

  1. Autonomous vehicles

The objective of autonomous vehicles is to optimize the need for human drivers and transform everyday transportation. Fleets of Autonomous Vehicles extend the reach of last-mile shipments, reduce idleness, and help to make public transportation safer and easier.

AVs are equipped with advanced recognition technologies, such as AI-based computer vision and sensors to identify obstacles along the route,  smart driver assistance, traffic navigation and Driver-User Monitoring

Though India is still in the phase of debates about the launch AVs many emerging startups are working on AVs such as Autonomous Tractors.

  1. IoT Enabled EV

IoT will change the way people drive.

Differentiating the IoT enabled vehicles and Autonomous vehicles IoT enables secure communication between vehicles and infrastructure components such as Charging stations or nearby Garages.

The technology enhances road safety, solves traffic jam, and decreases pollution and energy investments with better fleet management. 

eBikeGo in India is in the process of installing 3,000 IoT enabled smart charging stations across five cities in India considering many delivery startups and giants are adapting eBikes.

  1. Blockchain

Blockchain finds multiple applications in the automotive industry. These consist of sharing vehicles data over a secure network for connectivity and shared mobility solutions such as shipping and logistics, transportation and ride-hailing.

Blockchain technology is being implemented to decentralise the EV charging systems.  A secure identity can be given to the Electric vehicles, chargers, and electricity producers , communicate with a conventional messaging format, and automatically record transactions such as charging, generation, and exchange on a distributed ledger.

The reduction of costs and the enablement of new revenue opportunities are areas benefited by Blockchain technology.

As blockchain provides the advantages of streamlining energy payments, facilitating a more efficient EV charging network, and mapping coordinates of charging stations, various companies and initiatives offer P2P charging solutions using blockchain-based platforms.

  1. 3D Design and Printing

Additive Manufacturing/ 3D Technology enables rapid prototyping with 3D printed models that accelerate the design 

and testing phases of production. Secondly, it allows manufacturers to print spare 

parts to match their requirements. Lastly, 3D Printing of complex materials leads to automotive components and spare parts that are more volatile, strong, and more durable. Softwares like CAD CAM, Fusion 360 have been widely used in the automotive, mechanical industry for prototyping automotive parts. Ford and Volkswagen are already leading in the market for their additive manufacturing.

Additive manufacturing is expanding day by day considering new advancements in simulation, Printers and testing and have become strong options that reduce cost and time.

  1. Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence has been already introduced and successfully implemented in the automobile industry for manufacturing and testing through robotic process automation. Also, current AI technologies are being accompanied by Big Data, Analytics and Machine Learning to improve the vehicle design and manufacturing with respect to the drivers and the humans considering driving experience, comfort, design, safety and more importantly the road traffic.

AI also finds applications in automotive manufacturing, where it accelerates the rate of production and helps in cost reduction.

In upcoming years, AI will also help to improve the charging infrastructure, battery production, testing and designing considering the EV

RevitsOne, the Indian startup offers an AI-powered fleet-management software. The vehicle management system introduced  provides insights into speed, running vitals, and health information. Drivers benefit from Voicera ID, a voice-based virtual assistant that helps them keep track of the information they need. Additionally, the onboard speed recorder limits the speed to discourage dangerous driving behaviours.

Automobile giants such as Tesla Inc, GM, BMW, Morris Garages Audi are already in the race to introduce Smart EV in 2021.

Researchers and EV companies will come up with new technologies and advancements in Electric Vehicles for the faster adoption.

New skills such as additive manufacturing, simulation software, 3D Printers, Data Analytics, Neural networks, Programming languages are needed for the hour.

It is our turn to upgrade and prepare ourselves for the future and match with the EV industry.

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We focus on giving real-world learning with hands-on build courses for students and professionals to gear up their career and future in the world’s fastest and sustainable industry of Electric Vehicles.

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