It's Time for the Auto Industry to Think Differently
The auto industry must learn new ways of thinking and behaving to cope with fast-changing technologies, says Carla Bailo, president and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research.
The auto industry will be completely revolutionized in less than 10 years, and companies must learn new ways of thinking and behaving to cope, says Carla Bailo, president and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Much of the Management Briefing Seminars presented by CAR in August focused on this need for companies to “disrupt” themselves, she notes.
Fewer meetings and more decision-making are a good first step, according to Bailo. She says incessant meetings are paralyzing executives and leaving them with little time for visionary thinking and leadership.
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The little car that could still can. And this time as a car that not only gets great fuel economy, but which has ride and handling that makes it more than an econo-box (and its styling is anything but boxy).
I'm not talking about a plastic Revell model of a '57 Chevy, but a real vehicle, one that rolls off an assembly line in 1999 with another 99,999 just like it right behind. Is it possible, or is this just a fantasy of the marketing department at Elmer's?
Once the playground of exotic car makers, the definition of a niche vehicle has expanded to include image vehicles for mainstream OEMs, and specialist models produced on high-volume platforms.