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Capacity effect of autonomous vehicles

Impact of autonomous vehicles on the capacity of traffic

Arthur D. Little conducted a real-world simulation analysis that demonstrates that switching to totally autonomous vehicles dramatically reduces urban congestion, but that a mix of human and robot drivers actually increases traffic jams. The micro-simulation was based on a major intersection in...
Automotive, Strategy, Organization & transformation

Electric mobility roll-out in Latin America

ADL explores success factors for premium BEV roll-out in Latin America

Market introduction of full battery electric vehicles (BEVs) is, in many aspects, more complex than launching regular internal combustion engine cars (ICEs), and therefore represents a challenge in itself. However, it is an even greater challenge in emerging markets, where importers and dealers...
Automotive

When will the electric vehicle dream become a reality?

Insight on the inflection point

Ever since the Government of India made public its intention to electrify all new vehicles by 2030, a sudden wave of excitement has gripped the global automotive industry. Several global and local OEMs in India have begun work on their respective India electric vehicle (EV) strategies. Arthur D....
Automotive, Strategy, Organization & transformation

Electric vehicles and electric utilities

A clear opportunity with many shapes

While several stakeholders are supportive of the widespread adoption of electric vehicles, we have looked specifically at electric utilities to understand the opportunities that such a change in the transportation landscape can generate, and define the key questions to be addressed in order to...
Automotive, Utilities & alternative energy

Retail network – Radical changes ahead

Dealers’ future business models need to evolve towards a mobility-solutions hub

Technological disruptions and new client needs are causing the automotive industry to evolve toward a model based on mobility services. Mobility on demand will become its greatest component, which will require transitioning from a product model to a service model. Therefore, dealers...
Automotive

Car sharing in China: another storm in city mobility

The booming car-sharing business in China, its challenges and key success factors

After Didi acquired Uber China in 2016, the fierce battle between the two chauffeur giants came to an end, resulting in a large customer pool that was well educated on new urban mobility. Now the battle in city mobility continues, with another storm coming in – car sharing. Arthur D. Little...
Automotive

Identifying new growth frontiers in Indian passenger

Building a case to develop an online platform leveraging used-car sales data to penetrate tier-three cities in India

India may be the third-largest passenger vehicle market by 2020, clocking 5 million units in annual sales. A strong demand, growing market and a thriving supplier ecosystem have attracted several players in the Indian passenger market in the last 8 years, the most recent being Jeep and Kia Motors....
Automotive

The rapid growth of bike sharing in China

The explosive growth of the bike sharing business in China, and the implications for new mobility

With significant venture capital injected, bike sharing has been booming rapidly in China since the second half of 2016, and already looks to be impacting the future development of the urban mobility ecosystem. Arthur D. Little considers the market dynamics and competition landscape, as...
Automotive

Battery Electric Vehicles vs. Internal Combustion Engine

A United States-Based Comprehensive Assessment

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) do not consume gasoline or produce tailpipe carbon emissions, placing the promise of an environmentally sustainable driving experience within reach of the average consumer. However, the question remains: “Do BEVs truly offer an environmental advantage with respect...
Automotive

Fit for Customer Interaction

How do automotive manufacturers with multi-level sales structures align their interaction center organizations with increasingly demanding customer...

The customer is moving more and more toward the focus of interaction, leading to more frequent and intensive customer dialogues in different channels. For companies selling their products in multi-level sales structures, this will require enormous alignment and coordination efforts in the future....
Automotive, Marketing & sales