It is an exhilarating time to be in the automobile business, but it also is a time of ambiguity and uncertainty. That’s why CES feels much more like the future of the industry. Does that mean the Detroit Auto Show has outlived its usefulness?
The auto industry, like so many others, is in the midst of both turbulent upheaval and awe-inspiring innovation. The promise of driving in the very-near future is filled with the excitement of affordable high-performance electric vehicles
Digital innovators from the Silicon Valley are noisily shaking up the automotive world. This has led some to wonder: Could outside players seize control of the automotive industry?
Not likely. Traditional automotive companies have plenty of what it takes – digital abilities as well as deep engineering expertise. But make no mistake, we’re dealing with a two-speed marketplace.
Automotive OEMs must work in fundamentally new and different ways to deliver the Connected Car that consumers so clearly desire. The shift begins with objectively assessing and developing leaders’ potential to drive deep strategic change and build more open cultures that effectively integrate diverse expertise.