Why the automotive future is electric

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Mainstream EVs will transform the automotive industry and help decarbonize the planet. Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive components & suppliers Travel & Transportation

How the automotive industry is accelerating out of the turn

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Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive retailing AutomotiveWhile the early effects of the COVID-19 crisis presented a dip in the road, car sales and production are roaring back. Trends that have been long in coming point to significant changes ahead.

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Automotive semiconductors for the autonomous age

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The rise of autonomous vehicles is shifting demand for automotive chips and prompting OEMs to consider in-house design. Advanced Electronics Insights Automotive components & suppliers Semiconductors

Will quantum computing drive the automotive future?

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As quantum computing comes closer to reality, automotive players are exploring its potential. Automotive & Assembly Insights

The Indian automotive industry: From resilience to resurgence?

McKinsey & Company

Indian automotive sales have shown resilience during the pandemic but have not returned to their pre-COVID-19 strength. Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive retailing India

Digitization in automotive retail in 2021 and beyond

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Experts from EURODA and Google weigh in on what’s next for the automotive sector as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to accelerate digitization. Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive retailing Europe

A future beyond brick and mortar: Disruption in automotive retail

McKinsey

As customer expectations evolve and cost pressures rise, automotive retail strategies must also change rapidly. Automotive & Assembly Insights

When code is king: Mastering automotive software excellence

McKinsey & Company

With software driving tomorrow’s automotive innovations, R&D organizations must quickly master its intricacies. Automotive & Assembly Insights

Mastering automotive software-launch excellence

McKinsey

Automotive players can crack the code on superior launch performance by reducing complexity and increasing robustness in embedded software development. Automotive & Assembly Insights

Beyond coronavirus: The road ahead for the automotive aftermarket

McKinsey

Traffic will return to the roads when the coronavirus pandemic abates, but the automotive aftermarket will be fundamentally changed. Automotive & Assembly Insights

The case for an end-to-end automotive-software platform

McKinsey

Software is transforming car capabilities but also creating development challenges for automotive players. Automotive & Assembly InsightsAn end-to-end approach that integrates independent software elements into a comprehensive platform can improve functionality and decrease complexity.

Driving the automotive customer experience toward the age of mobility

McKinsey

Automotive brands need to refine and digitize the customer experience they provide—otherwise they will not be ready to develop into the mobility providers of tomorrow. Automotive & Assembly Insights

Mapping the automotive software-and-electronics landscape through 2030

McKinsey

The market for automotive software and for electrical and electronic components is expected to grow strongly in the next decade. Automotive & Assembly InsightsWhat must companies know to succeed?

A turning point for US auto dealers: The unstoppable electric car

McKinsey & Company

Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive retailing SustainabilityElectric-vehicle sales are surging, transforming every aspect of the business. Our assessment helps US auto dealers prepare for the coming change.

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Winning the race for talent: A road map for the automotive industry

McKinsey

A new survey provides insight about attracting and retaining top talent in the automotive industry. Automotive & Assembly Insights

A long-term vision for the European automotive industry

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsTechnological disruption is redefining mobility globally. How can Europe capitalize on its past successes to shape the emerging mobility ecosystem and craft an even more successful future?

Software ‘should costing’: A new procurement tool for automotive companies

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Analytics-based cost algorithms and agile-inspired methods can help OEMs reduce automotive software costs by up to 30 percent and improve delivery timelines. Advanced Electronics Insights

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Electrifying the bottom line

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Our new report helps automotive leaders improve their EV business strategy. Automotive & Assembly Insights Light vehicles Automotive retailingElectric-vehicle sales are increasing, yet many OEMs are still defining their path toward profitability.

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Rethinking European automotive competitiveness: The R&D CEE opportunity

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Automotive & Assembly InsightsWestern European auto companies could look toward Central and Eastern Europe as a strategic solution to their current challenges in their R&D functions—and to ensure their competitiveness.

Making every part count: A component view on disruption in the automotive aftermarket for light vehicles until 2030

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Automotive & Assembly Insights AftermarketWhile the global aftermarket is expected to grow through 2030, key trends will have a different effect on vehicle components. Therefore, customized strategies will be critical for market stakeholders.

How hydrogen combustion engines can contribute to zero emissions

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Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive Automotive components & suppliersHydrogen combustion engines can leverage existing technologies and provide a zero-emissions option for specific use cases while supporting the growth of hydrogen infrastructure.

Automotive software and electrical/electronic architecture: Implications for OEMs

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Automotive & Assembly InsightsCompanies must navigate issues around strategy and technology, processes, and organization to keep up as software and electrical/electronic architecture grow more important to mobility.

Coronavirus: Five strategies for industrial and automotive companies

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To rebound from the coronavirus pandemic, industrials must undertake a journey that begins with resolve and ends with fundamental reform. Advanced Electronics Insights

EV fluids: Say goodbye to the oil change

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Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive components & suppliersWith the rise of electric vehicles, the massive combustion engine fluids market will slowly begin to evaporate. Here’s what will replace it.

Shared mobility: Where it stands, where it’s headed

McKinsey & Company

Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive Sharing economyHaving weathered a pandemic, regulatory whiplash, and a host of other hurdles, shared mobility endures. Here’s where things stand today.

Ready for inspection: The automotive aftermarket in 2030

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsElectric vehicles, connected cars, and e-commerce, among other trends, may lead to redistribution of 30 to 40 percent of aftermarket profits along the value chain and change the industry landscape in the next 10 to 20 years. What are you doing to prepare?

Return to sender: Resolving the automotive-recall resurgence

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsRecalls have become big news again, and the industry requires better ways to anticipate and mitigate them rapidly and surely.

Coping with the auto-semiconductor shortage: Strategies for success

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Just as cars and trucks go digital, a scarcity of semiconductors is causing billions of dollars in lost revenue for the automotive industry. Automotive & Assembly Insights Semiconductors Automotive Automotive OEMs Analytics

Rewiring car electronics and software architecture for the ‘Roaring 2020s’

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Software will be what differentiates players in the automotive industry within a few years. Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive components & suppliers SoftwareIncumbents must make significant shifts in technology, competitive dynamics, and talent.

Defining and seizing the mobility ecosystem opportunity

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Automotive & Assembly Insights AutomotiveWhat mobility ecosystems will help OEMs and other industry stakeholders in the next normal?

Building better batteries: Insights on chemistry and design from China

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Automotive & Assembly Insights Energy, Resources & Materials AutomotiveA detailed benchmark analysis of the batteries of Chinese battery-electric vehicles reveals how differences in battery-cell and battery-pack design affect performance.

The automotive revolution is speeding up

McKinsey

How fast is disruption reshaping the personal-mobility landscape, and what will new value pools look like as the ecosystem evolves? Our Insights

A blueprint for successful digital transformations for automotive suppliers

McKinsey

Leaders in the automotive-supply sector are mastering six elements of successful digital transformation—and reaping the rewards. Digital Insights

The race to win: How automakers can succeed in a post-pandemic China

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Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive ChinaA new McKinsey survey shows that Chinese consumers have drastically changed their vehicle preferences and car-buying habits in the wake of COVID-19. How can OEMs adjust?

As dramatic disruption comes to automotive showrooms, proactive dealers can benefit greatly

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsDealers can survive—and thrive—by putting the customer at the center and pursuing dynamic, new ways of working.

Mobility’s future: An investment reality check

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Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive Automotive components & suppliers Disruptive TechnologyIn this time of crisis, the auto industry can’t afford to ignore crucial technology trends. Our analysis of the mobility-investment landscape helps company leaders make smart decisions now.

From fighter pilot to robotics pioneer: An interview with Missy Cummings

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