The automotive industry faces a wide range of challenges. The ACES Transformation (Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared) calls for a rethink on production and logistics, sales and marketing. Customer behavior – and customers’ wishes – have changed. Fewer and fewer people want to own a car as a status symbol. What they want is sustainable mobility. EVs are trending, and so is carsharing. Sooner or later the connected car will lead to autonomous driving. And there is growing pressure on automakers and suppliers to make their supply chains resilient. All of these are topics that require a digital transformation. Best practice examples in our new e-book “Automotive IoT” show how the IoT can be of assistance.
Connected Car: Customers expect their car to provide the same user experience as their smartphone or their smart home: seamless use of apps, streaming and online services.
E-Mobility: Range, variety of models and charging stations are still in short supply, but EVs remain one of the most important trends in the automobile industry.
Shared Mobility & Smart Parking: Apps play a leading role in carsharing and looking for somewhere to park. Vehicles and parking spaces can be integrated into the Internet of Things.
Autonomous Driving: V2X is the nucleus of autonomous driving – communication between the car and other vehicles and its surroundings. And that requires 5G.
Smart Factory: OEMs are leaders in automating their production. To ensure that they continue to lead, campus networks and the IoT facilitate predictive maintenance and new business models.
Transport & Logistics: Transparency is decisive in the supply chain and in the warehouse. Connected trackers, digital waybills and IoT platforms provide valuable insights.