The rapid transition to electric and driverless vehicles, combined with information-centric technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), big data & analytics and IoT, are revolutionizing how the automotive industry operates. New business models and methods for delivering value to customers must be adopted in order to remain competitive.
Design and manufacturing trends that are revolutionizing the auto industry include additive manufacturing near production sites, AI-based automated inspections, human-machine interfaces and machine learning. These advancements give automakers more control over their design and manufacturing processes while enabling them to use data more effectively during product development cycles.
Connectivity is also creating vehicles as nodes on the Internet of Things, turning them into intelligent transportation platforms that offer access to personalized digital services and ecosystems that link car owners with service providers and manufacturers.
With Full Automation set to debut in 2020, drivers can enjoy more freedom to focus on other tasks than driving. “Drivers won’t have to focus on the physical or mental strain of driving anymore; instead, they can just enjoy their journey!”
By 2020, increasingly automated systems that assist drivers in stop-and-go traffic situations will become available. While this technology can temporarily take over steering and braking functions, drivers must still be able to regain control if desired.
As the automotive industry adapts to these trends, OEMs and dealers will require a comprehensive data-driven solutions suite to overcome the difficulties that come with technological advancements. If you’re interested in exploring how Affinitiv can assist your company with these transitions, please reach out to us today.