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Jan Wouters

how hypes delay innovations

We all try our hand at predicting things. But how good are those predictions? The Danish Nobel Prize winner for Physics in 1922, Niels Bohr, spoke these wise words: making predictions is very difficult, especially when it comes to the future. It often goes very wrong: oil price rises from the …

VW versus Kodak

It is a bit of a golden rule that large industrial companies do not like transitions. Transitions cost money, are in principle …

Changing oil in 2030?

Disruption, transition, self-driving cars, from ownership to sharing, etc. are the buzz words of the trend watcher. It is said that the …

Diesel cleaner than EV?

Yes, and for the most part, no. It all depends on how you look at it, but perhaps also on the commercial …

Juggling with CO2

The ‘strict’ environmental objectives for 2021 are rapidly approaching. In that year, the average tank-to-wheel CO2 emissions for an automobile concern’s entire …

Trenches

It was another interesting week for everyone involved in the development of mobility. Our national pride the Lightyear One was unveiled, our king opened a …

Battery Alliance

We are living in a very interesting time in which we are going to make serious breakthroughs in the various areas of …

Amsterdam 2030

Amsterdam is a leader when it comes to plans for emission-free traffic; in 2030 no gasoline or diesel cars can enter the …

Hydrogen hype? 4

Hydrogen as an energy carrier for the propulsion of vehicles is on a steady rise. This seems strange because the Toyota Mirai or Hyundai Nexo cannot compete …

Benefit of Hypes

While Uber recently raised $1 billion for its autonomous car division, the hype surrounding autonomous cars is declining. According to Gartner’s Hype …