The motor industry is notoriously fond of an acronym and here’s a new one which might just catch on: CASE.
In this case, C stands for connected, A for autonomous and E for electric, but there’s disagreement about what the S should stand for.
Vehicle manufacturer Daimler goes for connected, autonomous, shared and electric, although if you dig a bit deeper into their website they keep their options open with “shared and services”.
“Each of these has the power to turn our entire industry upside down,” said Dr Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of Daimler AG. “But the true revolution is in combining them in a comprehensive, seamless package.”
Over at car parts maker ZF, Andy Whydell, vice president of systems product planning for active and passive safety, goes for connected, autonomous, safe and electric.
For explanations of other vehicle-related terms and acronyms, see our Cars of the Future glossary.