In the U.S., the average driver spends around an hour in the car per day with hands on the wheel, eyes on the road. The connected car revolution—linked with the rise of autonomous drive—will enable drivers to use this time more productively.
On the stylish and youthful streets of Barcelona, carmakers, tech giants, telecom companies and start-ups are creating an inspiring new vision of transportation for the 21st century city.
As automakers around the world race to reinvent the car for the 21st century city, Spanish brand SEAT has one major competitive advantage that has put it firmly in pole position.
The need for action is urgent: in 2016 the average speed of a car in London hit a new low of under 8 mph—less than the speed of a horse-drawn carriage in the same streets in the Victorian era
Faced with the rise of the electric vehicle (EV), giant Italian energy company Enel and Japanese carmaker Nissan have partnered with Nuvve, a start-up based in San Diego, to develop a new business model based on Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology.
At a time when other, more conservative manufacturers are failing to connect with European car buyers, SEAT’s dynamic designs, accessible prices and digital innovations are inspiring a new generation of drivers to get behind the wheel.
Historic car manufacturers are moving onto the frontline of cutting-edge technologies and powering a new era in computing as they reposition themselves for a world of connected and autonomous transport.
Once you look beyond burning fossil fuels, using any source of powertrain for vehicles is, in theory, possible.
Bruce Parry, Head of Sustainability, Product Development Engineering: "We look at design, manufacturing, supply chain, maintenance and operation, and end-of-life all from an environmental perspective."
Oslo, Madrid, Paris and London are considering partial or even total bans on diesel-powered vehicles in their city centers, as policymakers begin to rethink the role of cars in the urban mobility of tomorrow.