|Global Automotive Industry Outlook, 2018|
|Vehicle Sales to Inch Closer to 100 Million Units as Data Monetization Takes Centerstage|
The automotive landscape is rapidly changing every year. The convergence of various technologies and industries with the automotive space is creating numerous opportunities in the market. Digitization and connectivity are generating large volumes of usage data, which will enable new revenue streams such as data monetization in the automotive industry. The prices of electric vehicle (EV) batteries are constantly declining, which is making EVs affordable, contributing to an increase in their sales. Even as EVs power their way ahead with record sales, the supporting infrastructure of the charging stations is not keeping pace. OEMs have to work with partners and government agencies to set up more charging stations and establish a universal charging standard.
It is important for stakeholders in the automotive industry to be aware of the dynamically evolving trends and ways in which they can be monetized. This study provides a snapshot of the key happenings in the automotive industry in 2017 and a strategic outlook for 2018.
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