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  • Magazine Article
  • 18AUTP01_07
Published January 01, 2018 by SAE International in United States
  • English

Learnings from a pivotal year

At some point during the next decade, as they plot their business and technology roadmaps to 2030, industry planners will look back on 2017 as a watershed of events and trends that shaped the mobility future.

Surprises, setbacks, distractions and lessons abounded. From a global perspective, the inflection of future emission regulations across the primary vehicle-making regions are substantively impacting decisions to integrate new technologies to reduce CO2. Europe and China are expected to maintain and possibly advance their implementation of stricter tailpipe regulations by the middle of next decade, while the U.S. reevaluates its Federal standards.