Vehicle technology trends usually happen very slowly and often include unpredictable innovation. To truly succeed, a variety of often seemingly unrelated inputs are required. Connecting the dots looking backwards is easy. As we look forwards, can we connect the connected, automated and electric vehicle technology dots to drive a new vehicle paradigm?

The question for consideration is: are they becoming one and the same? Is connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technology reliant upon full electrification, and is full electrification reliant upon automated and connected technologies to gain most complete acceptance? Clearly, both technologies can exist without the other, but can they fulfill their loftiest expectations with a partnership of automated, connected and electric (ACE)?

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