From digital mobility to digital analytics, we help companies in the automotive sector
Software Over The Air (SOTA) is a transformative technology that will radically change the way that the automotive industry delivers vehicle maintenance and software upgrades. The ability to deliver updates and fixes remotely has huge benefits in terms of cost saving, improved user experience and potential new revenue streams. With our comprehensive, modular approach from strategy to results, we at BearingPoint support OEMs to realize the full potential of SOTA.
In its new study, BearingPoint analyzed and evaluated the online offerings of leading automotive manufacturers in the US, China, and Europe and their online sales readiness in the respective markets. The analysis shows that OEMs serve the major markets and customer touchpoints very differently. The offerings between volume and premium manufacturers are qualitatively comparable. Electric car manufacturer Tesla stands out from the other OEMs due to its presence in all markets and sophisticated online sales offerings.
The automotive industry is changing rapidly due to the introduction of shared mobility, electric cars, and a diminishing trend of car ownership as a status symbol. Automotive after sales service providers must reinvent the way they interact with customers to survive and protect revenues.
The automotive industry is undergoing significant disruption as private car ownership continues to decline partially caused by the rise of shared mobility in many parts of the world. In these new ecosystems, the touchpoints with end-customers is quickly shifting away from automotive aftersales service providers (OEMs). The market is rapidly shifting from B2C to B2B2C and OEMs must shift now to take advantage of new ecosystems to survive.
A global automotive manufacturer needed to adopt the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) which was effective in 2018 for the EU. BearingPoint worked with the client’s project team to define a solution to avoid disruptions in the supply chain that would cause delay to its customers.