Lesson 1 – Introduction to environmental challenges and waste in the automotive industry

Welcome to first lesson of our online course on best available techniques on automotive waste and its importance in environmental challenges. In this course, we will cover the regulatory system for waste in the automotive industry, as well as the importance of being aware of the issues that arise when disposing of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs).

The industry is entering a period of intense change, and automotive industry would transform into mobility industry, so the trends in automotive industry are the result of the combination of business models, digital sciences and new material technologies. Companies in automotive industry fall into two categories:

  1. car manufacturers and
  2. auto parts manufacturers.

Industry transformation is more about connecting people to automobiles. Change in the automotive sector will involve connectivity, autonomous vehicles, redefined mobility and electrification. So the Key Segments in Automotive Industry are: 1. Light vehicles; 2. Trucks and buses; 3. Construction and agriculture; 4. Electric and hybrid cars; 5. Autonomous vehicles.

The most important so-called “megatrends” are related to the electrification of industry, connectivity through the use of IoT (Internet of Things) technology and autonomous driving of vehicles. These three directions offer advantages in terms of efficiency, reducing pollution and increasing safety.

In conclusion, after decades of continuous development, the automotive industry has recently gone through a period of challenges. In this sense, authorities impose strict regulations for their management in order to prevent, reduce and recover waste.

Join us on this course to learn more about the importance of environmental change and end-of-life automotive waste and how it is Recovered, Reused and Recycled.

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