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.

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?

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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

Automotive software and electrical/electronic architecture: Implications for OEMs

McKinsey

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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?

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

Mobility trends: What’s ahead for automotive semiconductors

McKinsey

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

How will changes in the automotive-component market affect semiconductor companies?

McKinsey

The rise of domain control units (DCUs) will open new opportunities for semiconductor companies. Insights on Semiconductors

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

McKinsey

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

How mobility players can compete as the automotive revolution accelerates

McKinsey

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

How smart platforms can crack the complexity challenge in project industries

McKinsey

Modular platform strategies—originally developed and used by high-volume automotive players—can drive value in complex, project-based industries as well. Automotive & Assembly 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

Israel: Hot spot for future mobility technologies

McKinsey

Here’s why the Israeli autotech ecosystem is set to play an important role in the future automotive industry. Automotive & Assembly Insights

How automakers can master new mobility

McKinsey

The European automotive industry finds itself in a changing market that is showing signs of slowing down. Automotive & Assembly InsightsHow can OEMs scale up e-mobility at the same time?

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

McKinsey

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

The changing aftermarket game—and how automotive suppliers can benefit from arising opportunities

McKinsey

A host of geographical and technological developments will disrupt the automotive aftermarket over the next 5 to 10 years—automotive suppliers need a clear strategic focus to win this game. Our Insights

Used cars, new platforms: Accelerating sales in a digitally disrupted market

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsDealers, investors, and disruptors can up their games to cater to digitally savvy used-car consumers.

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Fast transit: Why urban e-buses lead electric-vehicle growth

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsLooking for the most successful electric-vehicle segment? Take the e-bus.

The new realities of premium mobility

McKinsey

Several trends are reshaping the premium-automotive market. Automotive & Assembly InsightsNew research lays out pragmatic actions that can help players craft a winning strategy.

The race for cybersecurity: Protecting the connected car in the era of new regulation

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsThe car industry’s digital transformation exposes new cybersecurity threats. Learn what OEMs can do to protect their cars and customers from hackers.

Snapshots of the global mobility revolution

McKinsey

How will regional variations in China, Europe, Brazil, India, and the United States reshape cars, carmakers, and the automotive “user experience”? Automotive & Assembly Insights

Winning tomorrow’s car buyers using artificial intelligence in marketing and sales

McKinsey

AI holds great potential for the automotive industry. Automotive & Assembly InsightsHere’s what you need to know about its applications in marketing and sales.

Change vehicles: How robo-taxis and shuttles will reinvent mobility

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsUncertainties surround the future of shared autonomous vehicles. Modeling scenarios for their development and adoption can help companies on the road ahead.

How sharing the road is likely to transform American mobility

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsIncreased passenger density and decreased vehicle footprint should bring strong growth for ridesharing in the decade ahead.

Reserve a seat—the future of mobility is arriving early

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsWhat happened in 2018, and what can we expect in 2019?

Expanding electric-vehicle adoption despite early growing pains

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsThe latest analysis of our Electric Vehicle Index shows the global electric-light-vehicle industry continues to make solid progress. To accelerate growth further, several hurdles need to be overcome.

Technology Is Changing What a Premium Automotive Brand Looks Like

Harvard Business

The automotive industry is being disrupted by electric vehicles and self-driving cars, just as home appliances is being disrupted by the Internet of Things and smart appliances, home entertainment by on-demand content providers, and apparel by online personal stylists such as Stitch Fix and Trunk Club. Here’s how technology is changing the game in the automotive industry: Product: hardware vs. software. JEWEL SAMAD/Staff/Getty Images.

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.

How industrial companies can respond to disruptive forces

McKinsey

A survey of 300-plus executives from the automotive, aerospace, and diversified-industrial sectors generated insights that can help traditional players reckon with change. Automotive & Assembly Insights

The Connected Car: Transforming the Automotive Customer Experience

1 to 1

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.

Second-life EV batteries: The newest value pool in energy storage

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsWith continued global growth of electric vehicles (EV), a new opportunity for the power sector is emerging: stationary storage powered by used EV batteries, which could exceed 200 gigawatt-hours by 2030.

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Start me up: Where mobility investments are going

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsOur latest mobility start-up and investment tally shows the industry invested $120 billion in the last 24 months as it prepares for the years to come.

Making electric vehicles profitable

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsMost OEMs don’t profit on selling electric vehicles. But addressing elements of the product and business model can put them on a better path. We have a clear roadmap for EV profitability.