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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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Boosting car incentive effectiveness

– With car incentives at record levels, automakers need a better way to manage this spending, starting at the dealer.
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The potential impact of electric vehicles on global energy systems

– Electric 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.
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Charging ahead: Understanding the electric-vehicle infrastructure challenge

– Access to efficient charging could become a roadblock to electric-vehicle uptake. Let’s look at the numbers and costs behind... the problem.

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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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Analyzing start-up and investment trends in the mobility ecosystem

– How can companies identify—and source—the technologies that will be critical for crafting a strategy to keep up in the shifting... automotive landscape?
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Autonomous-driving disruption: Technology, use cases, and opportunities

– Executives in the automotive industry can keep pace with advances in autonomous driving by closely tracking developments.
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How advanced industrial companies should approach artificial-intelligence strategy

– Leaders need to determine what AI can do for their company by looking at potential applications and scenarios and then building... their approach around those findings.
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Trends in electric-vehicle design

– What did we learn from a teardown and benchmarking of ten EV models?
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Who’s at the wheel? Changing culture and leadership to support innovation in autonomous vehicles

– The new world of transport will demand different skills, capabilities, and culture.
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Riding China’s huge, high-flying car market

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