Design News dug into the nuts and bolts of an industry in transition this year with these articles.

Dan Carney, Senior Editor

December 23, 2022

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Auto industry sales slipped in 2022 due to continuing supply chain headaches resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, with sales of just 13.7 million new cars in the U.S., according to the experts at Cox Automotive.

Compounding these shortages, the industry is in the midst of a foundation change from combustion power to electric power, it is moving from hardware-defined vehicles to ones that are software-defined, and it is adding driver assistance, if not actual full automation.

All of these changes require supplies of new parts that haven't been needed in such volume before.

We've seen Tier 1 suppliers participating in mergers and acquisitions to shore up their own supplies of critical new technology, engineering talent, and know-how.

Through all of this turbulence, we've identified a dozen articles that we think covered some of the top issues of the year, so click through our gallery to take a look.

About the Author(s)

Dan Carney

Senior Editor, Design News

Dan’s coverage of the auto industry over three decades has taken him to the racetracks, automotive engineering centers, vehicle simulators, wind tunnels, and crash-test labs of the world.

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