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Route 2030: The fast track to the future of the commercial vehicle industry

– The truck industry is entering a new era: while revenue and profits are still mainly generated in the diesel world, new technologies are increasingly impacting OEMs’ product and investment strategies. The report details the truck industry’s revenue and profit pools until 2030 and assesses areas of action for OEMs to lead in the future.
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Profiling tomorrow’s trendsetting car buyers

– Our latest survey offers a glimpse of the customers who will set the pace in the future auto market: young, urban, tech smart,... and adept at mobility.
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Setting the framework for car connectivity and user experience

– The connectivity experience of drivers and passengers will soon be transformed, with the potential for significant value creation.... Here is a framework to measure progress.
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Ready for inspection: The automotive aftermarket in 2030

– Electric 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?
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How OEMs can succeed in digitized rail infrastructure

– Our 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.

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Tech-enabled transformation: The trillion-dollar opportunity for industrials

– Applying digital, analytics, and IoT technologies is worth over a trillion dollars of value for industrial companies. To capture that value, however, industrial companies need to approach their transformations holistically, not in the piecemeal manner that we often see.

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Three surprising resource implications from the rise of electric vehicles

– The economic consequences for energy, raw materials, and land may not be what you’d expect.
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The global electric-vehicle market is amped up and on the rise

– China 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.
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Telematics: Poised for strong global growth

– An expanding array of telematics devices and services, combined with focused government mandates, will help the technology break... into the mainstream.
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How industrial companies can respond to disruptive forces

– A survey of 300-plus executives from the automotive, aerospace, and diversified-industrial sectors generated insights that can... help traditional players reckon with change.
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How OEMs can seize the high-tech future in agriculture and construction

– Our research showed that OEMs in North America should focus on five core areas to take advantage of the changing landscape.
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What a teardown of the latest electric vehicles reveals about the future of mass-market EVs

– McKinsey and A2Mac1 analyzed design choices that can help pave the way to profitable mass-market EVs.
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Accelerating the car data monetization journey

– 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.
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How battery storage can help charge the electric-vehicle market

– People are reluctant to buy electric vehicles because of concerns about charging. But public, fast-charging infrastructure is... not yet widely available or profitable. There is a way to resolve that conundrum.
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Rethinking car software and electronics architecture

– As the car continues its transition from a hardware-driven machine to a software-driven electronics device, the auto industry’s... competitive rules are being rewritten.
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The rail sector’s changing maintenance game

– How can rail operators and OEMs benefit from the disruption brought on by digitization?
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Competing in a world of digital ecosystems

– New players and blurring sector borders are starting to influence the competitive outlook in a wide range of industries. Here’s... a close-in look at changes afoot in automobiles and banking.
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Artificial intelligence as auto companies’ new engine of value

– What opportunities does AI open up for mobility, and how can OEMs capture them in the short and long run?
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Facing digital disruption in mobility as a traditional auto player

– OEMs and suppliers can compete—but it won’t be easy. Focusing on four dimensions will be crucial.
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How the auto industry is preparing for the car of the future

– Autonomous and electric cars, connectivity, and ridesharing are changing the way auto industry players think about value chains,... data analytics, and manufacturing.
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A virtuous cycle for growth: Finding profit after the initial sale

– Advanced analytics can extend the profit life cycle for carmakers who know how to use it.
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Hydrogen: The next wave for electric vehicles?

– Battery electric vehicles are making headlines, but fuel cells are gaining momentum—with good reason. Hydrogen could play a vital... role in the renewable-energy system and in future mobility.
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