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CONTENTS
FEATURES
REGULARS
15 Teardown Titan COVER STORY
Munro & Associates is leading competitive analysis into the EV age
- and spreading the gospel with a global YouTube fan base.
20 Lightweight steel on a (cold) roll
LIGHTWEIGHTING | COLD-STAMP STEEL
A newly developed high-strength steel for cold stamping aims to beat
aluminum for EV battery enclosures and other vehicle applications.
24 How EVs and their electronics
stick together ELECTRIFICATION | ADHESIVES
New adhesives play an increasingly vital role in vehicle structures,
battery packs, and in protecting sensitive electronic components
from extreme thermal cycling and contaminants.
ON THE COVER
Veteran competitive-teardown maestro Sandy Munro and his team
have become the go-to for thorough nut-and-bolt analyses of the
world's latest electric vehicles. (Image by Lindsay Brooke)
3 Editorial
Farewell and thanks, Mr. Birch
4 SAE Standards News
SAE and ISO refine the Levels of Driving
Automation
5 Supplier Eye
Making the BEV commitment
6 Technology Report
6 Digitizing that new-car smell | TESTING
8 Toward an electric two-wheeled Triumph |
ELECTRIFICATION
10 WCX 2021: Systems thinking pushing ahead |
MANAGEMENT
13 Road Ready
13 Ford details all-electric F-150 Lightning
29 Product Briefs
Spotlight: Adhesives
30 Reader Feedback
Solar power for EVs?
31 Q&A
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Martin Fischer, ZF board member and head of
North American electronics, ADAS and safety
initiatives, talks the future of onboard computing
and the industry's computer-chip supply crisis.
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