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?

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 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 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

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.

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

Setting the framework for car connectivity and user experience

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsThe connectivity experience of drivers and passengers will soon be transformed, with the potential for significant value creation. Here is a framework to measure progress.

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

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.

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

Sonic Automotive Sets Its Sales Strategy on 'FIRE'

1 to 1

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.

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.

What a teardown of the latest electric vehicles reveals about the future of mass-market EVs

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsMcKinsey and A2Mac1 analyzed design choices that can help pave the way to profitable mass-market EVs.

The future of mobility in India’s passenger-vehicle market

McKinsey

Incumbents in the automotive industry should prepare for a changing landscape as India grows into the world’s third-largest passenger-vehicle market and global trends disrupt the sector. Automotive & Assembly Insights

Three surprising resource implications from the rise of electric vehicles

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsThe economic consequences for energy, raw materials, and land may not be what you’d expect.

Charging ahead: Understanding the electric-vehicle infrastructure challenge

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsAccess to efficient charging could become a roadblock to electric-vehicle uptake. Let’s look at the numbers and costs behind the problem.

Boosting car incentive effectiveness

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsWith car incentives at record levels, automakers need a better way to manage this spending, starting at the dealer.

How OEMs can succeed in digitized rail infrastructure

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsOur research offers a comprehensive picture of the rail-infrastructure-technology industry—and a road map for rolling stock and rail infrastructure OEMs looking to craft a strategic response to the current megatrends digitization, connectivity, and autonomous-operation technology.

The Automotive Industry Then and Now: A Case for Aligned Incentives

Kates Kesler

presidential election is over, historians will be evaluating the role that the automotive industry played in its outcome for years. No doubt he would have had some provocative thoughts on these latest developments, as much of his work focused on the automotive industry. One example cited takes us back to automotive industry history. Even though the U.S.

The global electric-vehicle market is amped up and on the rise

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsChina remains firmly in the lead on our Electric Vehicle Index. But other pockets of growing public- and private-sector commitment to these vehicles have emerged.

The potential impact of electric vehicles on global energy systems

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsElectric vehicles are unlikely to create a power-demand crisis but could reshape the load curve. Here’s how to bend that curve to your advantage.

How OEMs can seize the high-tech future in agriculture and construction

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsOur research showed that OEMs in North America should focus on five core areas to take advantage of the changing landscape.

Telematics: Poised for strong global growth

McKinsey

Automotive & Assembly InsightsAn expanding array of telematics devices and services, combined with focused government mandates, will help the technology break into the mainstream.

It's Time to Change the Automotive Customer Satisfaction Survey System

1 to 1

When an auto customer buys or leases a vehicle at a car dealership, it''s common for the salesperson to ask the customer to give them the highest possible marks in the customer satisfaction survey that''s soon to follow. While I''ve been pressured by dealer salespeople to do this on more than one occasion (and even within the past several weeks), I''ve come to discover that these aren''t simply the actions of an overzealous salesperson that is out to pad his or her annual bonus.

Autonomous-driving disruption: Technology, use cases, and opportunities

McKinsey

Executives in the automotive industry can keep pace with advances in autonomous driving by closely tracking developments. Our Insights

Shifting gears in cybersecurity for connected cars

McKinsey

To secure products across the supply chain, the automotive sector must develop new ways to collaborate. Our Insights

Ask the AI experts: What are the applications of AI?

McKinsey

Automotive, financial services, utilities—in these and many other industries, businesses are already applying artificial intelligence to core business processes and to innovating products.

Analyzing start-up and investment trends in the mobility ecosystem

McKinsey

How can companies identify—and source—the technologies that will be critical for crafting a strategy to keep up in the shifting automotive landscape? Our Insights

The road to artificial intelligence in mobility—smart moves required

McKinsey

But automotive OEMs need to take five steps to overcome challenges and position themselves to succeed. Is AI all hype? Our Insights

The future of mobility in India: Challenges and opportunities for the auto component industry

McKinsey

The Indian automotive industry has started to experience the effects of the global disruption. Electrification is of particular importance, and might significantly impact auto component manufacturers. Our Insights

Steering IT into the digital manufacturing era

McKinsey

Mattias Ulbrich, CIO of Audi, discusses technology trends in the automotive industry and how his team is enabling next-generation manufacturing practices. Our Insights

Steering IT into the digital manufacturing era

McKinsey

Mattias Ulbrich, CIO of Audi, discusses technology trends in the automotive industry and how his team is enabling next-generation manufacturing practices. Our insights

Riding China’s huge, high-flying car market

McKinsey

Here’s a peek under the hood at what’s driving China’s automotive future. Few car markets in history have risen so far so fast. Our Insights

Accelerating the car data monetization journey

McKinsey

Capturing value from vehicle data will require players in the automotive ecosystem to approach the issue strategically and to overcome the three main challenges that 60-plus executives identified in our proprietary survey and industry roundtables.

Building smarter cars with smarter factories: How AI will change the auto business

McKinsey

From driverless cars to robots on the factory floor, AI is transforming the automotive industry. Here are the steps smart companies are taking to seize the opportunities it offers. Our Insights

Simplicity, Synergy, and Scale

Strategy+Business

Tata Sons, one of India's oldest companies, is a global powerhouse in multiple industries, including automotive, steel, technology, and tea. It owns steel plants, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Tetley Tea.

Why Elon Musk’s New Strategy Makes Sense

Harvard Business

It outlined Tesla’s automotive strategy and it has been pretty much followed to the letter. Strategy Disruptive innovation Automotive Energy & Natural Resources Digital ArticleLast week Elon Musk released the second installment of Tesla’s Master Plan.

The Existential Question Facing the Auto Industry

Harvard Business

Innovation Managing organizations Automotive Digital ArticleI am an Uber enthusiast — the service is an easy and affordable way to get around. As a city dweller, the need to transport our dog is starting to feel like the only thing preventing me from ditching our station wagon.

Driverless Cars Will Change Auto Insurance. Here’s How Insurers Can Adapt

Harvard Business

Business models Risk management Technology Transportation Automotive Financial Services Digital ArticleTim Evans for HBR. There is little doubt that the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles will have a huge impact on the automobile insurance industry. Research and computer modeling conducted by Accenture in collaboration with the Stevens Institute of Technology indicates that as many as 23 million fully autonomous vehicles will be traveling U.S.

The Real Reason Uber Is Giving Up in China

Harvard Business

Disruptive innovation Regulation Emerging markets Automotive Transportation Asia Digital ArticleLast September some of the world’s foremost technology industry leaders met in Seattle with Xi Jinping, president of China.

How Arizona Is Leading the Autonomous Vehicle Revolution - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM ARIZONA COMMERCE AUTHORITY

Harvard Business

Automotive Energy & Natural Resources Transportation Sponsor ContentSelf-driving vehicles, once a science fiction technology, are rapidly becoming a reality that promises to transform our lives – making it safer and more efficient to move people and goods, while reinventing our thinking about transportation. Arizona, one of the leading cities for autonomous vehicles, is the proving ground for this transformative innovation.

Why Elon Musk’s Compensation Plan Wouldn’t Work for Most Executives

Harvard Business

Executive compensation Automotive North America Digital ArticleMel Svenson/Getty Images. Elon Musk’s new pay package has attracted almost as much divided opinion as Elon Musk himself. Advocates have claimed that it is “radical” and “bold,” praise often used to describe Tesla. Others argue that it is a publicity stunt. But, as with most things, the reality is likely in between these extremes.