TIMING AND IMPACT OF AFTERMARKET INDUSTRY DISRUPTORS
It used to be that major changes in technology, and essentially our world, would take years to see advancements that change the way we operate daily. But now, consumers jump at the latest technology. Consumers in our industry are bombarded with choices at an alarming rate. How does the automotive industry cross this chasm today?
As the technical sophistication of the industry and its vehicles has grown over the last quarter century, our research and analysis of the most relevant industry trends has had to follow suit. Vehicles have become more sophisticated in terms of computerisation and software orientation, electrification, connectivity, telematics and hybrid power. Data has evolved from a “nice to have” to an absolute must to maintain efficient business operations. Furthermore, the industry is subject to a political climate that requires each and every one of us to get involved to ensure that our needs are met and our businesses remain thriving. Bill Hanvey will present the key trends that will drastically shape our industry now and in the future.