A recent study by McKinsey and PwC shows that the automotive industry is undergoing massive change. OEMs are evolving their collaboration strategies and ways of doing business to remain competitive. New technology such as fuel economy, sensors, and systems have increased the technical content of a vehicle. The car is also a communications, entertainment, and communication platform, and the OEMs must master all of these elements to stay ahead of the competition.
As technology continues to improve and the cost of integrating new information becomes more significant, the auto industry is under intense pressure to meet consumer expectations. To compete, the industry must develop new ways to capture attention and spend on transportation. As a result, the auto industry needs to transform and focus on maximizing the value of digitalization. This article outlines the major challenges facing the industry as it tries to meet the demands of consumers.
According to a recent McKinsey survey, nearly eighty percent of automotive suppliers have already defined sustainability targets. This gap between planning and doing may be understandable from a near-term economic perspective. For example, many suppliers are keeping plants in lower-cost regions, even though that will cost them more in CO2 emissions. However, this cost advantage is largely offset by increased emissions if plants were located in higher-cost areas.
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As the automotive industry has suffered from supply chain challenges and low inventories in the last year, there is still hope for better times to come. But what exactly are the major trends to watch for in the year 2022? Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s senior analyst, Erik Solum, looks at some of the key factors that will impact the industry. Light vehicle sales are up, the global economy is improving, and the Delta variant poses a threat to the global economy and pandemic. At the same time, new entrants will appear in the Top 100.
Autonomous self-driving vehicles
While passenger cars have long dominated the automotive market, self-driving technology is equally well-suited for commercial use. While last-mile deliveries and long-range trucking will be the initial commercial applications, an increasing number of companies will shift their focus to more widespread commercial uses. Companies like Waymo Via and Aurora are currently in the development stage for driverless freight trucks.
Subscription-based pricing models
As an automaker, you have probably noticed the increasing number of subscription-based pricing models in the automotive industry. These models offer the advantages of building fleets at a lower cost while also allowing OEMs to capture higher margins as the market grows. In addition to this, subscription-based pricing is often perceived as the ultimate test-drive, attracting future buyers and even non-car buyers. In this article, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of subscription-based pricing models in the automotive industry.
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