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

Cybersecurity in automotive: Mastering the challenge

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With the software content of cars increasing, what do automotive players need to know about cybersecurity? Automotive & Assembly Insights

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Mastering automotive software-launch excellence

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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

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

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

McKinsey

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

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

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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

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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

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.

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

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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

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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?

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.

Ready for inspection: The automotive aftermarket in 2030

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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

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

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

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

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

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

A long-term vision for the European automotive industry

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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?

The automotive revolution is speeding up

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

The future of car buying: Perspectives from Saudi Arabia

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Automotive & Assembly InsightsTwo longtime industry executives predict ‘hyper-personalization’ and more dealer partnerships.

Mobility trends: What’s ahead for automotive semiconductors

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New mobility trends are diversifying demand for automotive semiconductors. Here’s what companies. need to know about new opportunities. Our Insights

To take off, flying vehicles first need places to land

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Automotive & Assembly InsightsThe buzz about vehicles flying above hides the infrastructure challenge below.

How the convergence of automotive and tech will create a new ecosystem

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As the high-tech and automotive worlds merge—with four disruptive technology trends driving change—a complex ecosystem is creating new rules for success. Our Insights

The Connected Car: Transforming the Automotive Customer Experience

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The automotive customer experience is becoming increasingly digitized. Automotive electronics are now embedded in drive trains, controls, and in dashboard systems. And while companies such as NVIDIA are making headlines with advances in autonomous driving capabilities at this week''s 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the connected car is also creating a host of customer experience opportunities for marketers and automotive customer care leaders to act on.

Global emergence of electrified small-format mobility

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Automotive & Assembly InsightsElectric two- and three-wheel vehicles are gaining in popularity. What does the future hold for the market?

Five COVID-19 aftershocks reshaping mobility’s future

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Automotive & Assembly InsightsThe pandemic will change the face of mobility, both now and when the crisis ends.

Improving battery-electric-vehicle profitability through reduced structural costs

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Automotive & Assembly InsightsAs sales of battery electric vehicles increase, OEMs need to focus on R&D excellence, flexible manufacturing, and value-chain integration to improve profitability.

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Sonic Automotive Sets Its Sales Strategy on 'FIRE'

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While sales teams are an important driving force for profit in organizations across all industries, Sonic Automotive recognized that most are rarely given the tools necessary to achieve success. Thus, the auto retailer partnered with MicroStrategy to address the lack of insight accessibility by deploying FIRE (Financial and Insurance Reporting Engine), Sonic Automotive''s internal mobile application, which enables sales professionals to close deals.

How mobility players can compete as the automotive revolution accelerates

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What is required to navigate the emerging personal-mobility landscape in an uncertain future? Our Insights

How shared mobility will change the automotive industry

McKinsey

While sharing cars likely means slower growth of vehicle sales, it also suggests strong new opportunities for automakers, suppliers, and many more mobility players. Our Insights

Electric mobility after the crisis: Why an auto slowdown won’t hurt EV demand

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Automotive & Assembly InsightsGlobal auto sales plunged during the COVID-19 crisis, but electric mobility has remained remarkably resilient in some countries. Here’s what’s ahead for the electric-vehicle market.

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Flying-cab drivers wanted

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Automotive & Assembly InsightsAir taxis are coming. Until they can fly autonomously, this nascent industry will need many pilots.

The impact of COVID-19 on future mobility solutions

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Automotive & Assembly InsightsAs the global pandemic spreads, mobility players need to prepare for the new world ahead.

McKinsey Electric Vehicle Index: Europe cushions a global plunge in EV sales

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Automotive & Assembly InsightsMcKinsey’s recent analysis of global electric-vehicle markets shows both challenges and opportunities ahead.

Development in the mobility technology ecosystem—how can 5G help?

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Technology-driven ecosystems are emerging in the automotive industry. Here’s what companies need to know about the new automotive technology stack, the players driving this transformation, and the issues they are grappling with. Automotive & Assembly Insights

Car buying in 2030

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Automotive & Assembly InsightsIn this video, three McKinsey partners describe how the experience of purchasing an automobile might change in the coming decade—and how car dealerships should evolve.