KPMG's Global Automotive Executive Survey is an annual assessment of the current state and future prospects of the worldwide automotive industry.
In its 18th consecutive year, the Global Automotive Executive Survey is KPMG International’s annual assessment of the current state and future prospects of the worldwide automotive industry.
In this year’s survey, almost 1000 senior executives from the world’s leading automotive companies were interviewed, including automakers, suppliers, dealers, financial services providers, rental companies, mobility services providers and companies from the information and communication technology (ICT) sector.
Additionally, more than 2400 consumers from around the world have been surveyed to give us their valuable perspective and compare their opinion against the opinion of the world’s leading auto executives.
Lost in translation: The auto industry is lost in translation between evolutionary, revolutionary and disruptive key trends that all need to be managed at the same time.
Execs are torn in between: Traditional combustion engines will be technologically relevant, but socially inacceptable.
Success of BEVs depends on infrastructure and application: Coordinated actions for infrastructure set-up, and a clear distinction of reasonable application areas (e.g. urban, long-distance) needs to be established.
Execs are hesitant regarding cooperation and unsolved infrastructure challenges: The reason for execs to believe in fuel cells may be their strong attachment to the existing infrastructure and traditional vehicle applications.
Driving out of focus: Autonomous driving will redefine the utility of vehicles and is the enabler for service- and data-driven business models.
Miles are gold and swarm intelligence is essential: The full potential of technologies enabling autonomous driving can only be realised with the support of standards and full power of swarm intelligence. Neither the auto, nor the digital system will succeed on its own.
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