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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

In Or Out: The Pros And Cons Of Mobile And Embedded Connectivity For Cars

Catherine Cornell, a 51 year-old mother of two and commercial lender in Detroit, is considering a connected solution for her nearly 19 year-old college sophomore, Anna, who now must drive across the state regularly in a used 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. Up until a month ago, Cornell was considering react...
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#Management Consulting #Automotive #innovation

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Why Aren’t More People Talking About Solar Cars?

For those of you who are regular readers, you expect a question or conundrum to be posed and then hopefully followed by an cogent, thought-provoking answer supported by a combination of supported facts and informed opinions.
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#Management Consulting #Automotive #innovation

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Audi’s Brilliant Way To Improve Its Quality And Reliability

Even as the automotive industry reinvents itself with new technology like electric vehicles and autonomous driving, there’s one mainstay that is very correlated to both revenue and costs: quality. For revenue, consumers look to product evaluators such as Consumer Reports and JD Power to inform them ...
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#Quality #Management Consulting #Automotive

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Motorcycle Sales, Deaths And Questions Increase

Be it on-road motorcycles, scooters, off-road bikes or mopeds, the motorcycle market has increased. It was originally projected to increase by the Motorcycle Industry Council by 3.7% Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2025, but no one foresaw a pandemic. “As consumers adjusted to new ...
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#Functional Safety #Automotive SPICE #Management Consulting

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

‘Appropriate’ Efficiency: Few Auto Companies Know How To Measure That Including GM

Last week, the Chief Executive Offer (CEO) of General Motors GM -0.1%, Mary Barra, publicly messaged that its 155,000 global employees shall be allowed to “work appropriately” in the future amidst a flexible, evolving sometimes-remote workplace. “The learnings and successes of the last year led us t...
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#Management Consulting #Team Integration #Automotive Agile

Monday, April 26, 2021

The Enemy Of Innovative 3D Printing In Automotive: The Project Accountant

There is the belief amongst investors that traditional automotive companies cannot keep up with new entrants into the automotive area during a period of explosive innovation: autonomous, electric vehicles, connected platforms, etc. Agility is not the strength of monolithic corporations steeped in hi...
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#Quality #Management Consulting #Automotive Agile