Helping Carmakers Remodel for Mobility
Carmakers face major hurdles as they redesign themselves to thrive in a future of dramatically more varied options for personal transportation, notes Kristin Schondorf, EY’s Automotive and Transportation Mobility Leader.
Among the challenges are attracting the necessary talent, acting more entrepreneurially and establishing and managing partnerships with technology companies outside the auto industry, she says.
EY recently completed three “hackathons” to pinpoint challenges and opportunities for OEMs. The result is Remodeling for Mobility, an EY paper that describes the auto industry’s five most challenging issues and opportunities.
Mazda, the Little Car Company That Can, has been working on a number of important fronts of late.
According to Frank Jourdan, president, Chassis & Safety Div., Continental Contitech AG (continental-corporation.com), the high-resolution 3D flash LIDAR (HFL) technology that the company is developing for deployment in automated driving systems in the 2020+ timeframe provides an array of benefits.
Although all OEMs and suppliers do their utmost best to assure nothing but top-notch quality is achieved for their vehicles and systems, sometimes things simply go wrong because, well, that’s just how the Universe is.