While the world is focused on electrification of the automobile and governments everywhere fall over themselves to mandate a complete switch over by 2035, the real future is a mix of successes and failures of the tug-of-war over retiring internal combustion. The wrangling over whether we will make it or not misses the real revolution in mobility. What will high voltage platforms facilitate in the adoption of advanced connected technologies in vehicles? Who will own the terra-bytes of data that these machines will generate? How does a customer’s relationship change with the car makers in a data-driven world? What is the nature of supplier relationships in 2035? Everything you know about cars is about to change and the switch from combustion to electric is simply the push off the dock.
Chief Executive OfficerAutomotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA)