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Deloitte’s Automotive group is at the forefront of top trends and issues facing the industry. Our Automotive industry professionals can help you navigate the complex issues and challenges impacting your companies and the rapidly evolving automotive industry.
About Deloitte’s Automotive practice
With hundreds of Automotive practitioners in the United States, and with access to thousands more worldwide, we have virtually unparalleled ability to deliver industry insights and perspectives. Our clients include more than 220 automakers in the United States alone, representing some of the world’s largest light vehicle, commercial, heavy duty, and off-road manufacturers; suppliers; dealers; finance companies; and aftermarket companies.
Deloitte is a leading presence in the automotive industry. We provide services to more than 80% of the Fortune 500 and 85% of the Fortune 1000 automotive companies.1
1Fortune, May 2014
Key issues affecting automotive companies
Hyper-urbanization: The majority of the world’s population is living in a city, and the trend is expected to accelerate. Overcrowding, the realities of traffic, and new capabilities enabled by technology are all leading to more collaborative approaches to transport.
Generational views: Individuals today have a number of transportation options, and increasingly their transportation decisions are differing. These differing views and expectations of mobility, along with disruptions of traditional ownership models, will likely change how OEMs engage their customers.
Connected technology: Innovations in V2X connectivity, mobile phones, apps, and smart card technology are disrupting the automotive industry.
Convergence of the private and public sectors: The mass adoption and use of new transportation systems is going to require increased public-private collaborations. The sheer complexity of transportation systems that work for everyone argues that many players will have to be involved.
Sustainability and environmental concerns are fueling the development of disruptive innovations within the vehicle—particularly advancements in alternative powertrains.
Digital exhaust: Automobiles and infrastructure will generate a large amount of digital exhaust that will create both opportunities and challenges for consumers, manufacturers, government, and businesses. Every action taken can be measured and quantified in the connected vehicle of the future.