• Japanese
  • Korean
  • Chinese
Cover Image

Under the Hood: Mapping Automotive Innovations to Megatrends

The automobile is at a turning point, unprecedented in its more than 100-year history. Rising gas prices and stricter fuel economy standards, a progressively more impatient and environmentally conscious customer base, and forward-looking innovations in business models, ranging from car-sharing to on-board telematics, are forcing OEMs to evolve or risk being left in the dust. What's more, core attributes of a vehicle's cultural, technological, and economic roles are coming into question as megatrends like sustainability, materials, and urbanization converge on the car. This report dives under the hood of the growing web of cross-cutting industry relationships to separate the leading innovators from the lone wolves in the ever-changing autosphere.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Landscape
    • Megatrends are Shaking Up the Automotive Industry
      • Sustainability Can Put Profit and Corporate Responsibility at Odds - But Sometimes Brings Them Together
      • Lightweight and Bio-based Structural Materials Drive Energy Efficiency and Reduce Petroleum Dependence
      • As Cities Engulf the Globe, Transportation Ecosystems Struggle to Keep Up
    • These Innovations Are Breaking the Traditional Automotive Ecosystems
      • A New Ecosystem Must Involve All Key Stakeholders, and Incomplete Ecosystems Fail
    • Landscape Conclusions
  • Analysis
    • Automakers Drive the Market Forward through Partnerships - or Hold it Back by Inaction
    • Geography Matters as New Ecosystems Develop Locally
    • Whether OEMs Know it or Not, Automotive Partnerships Fall Neatly within Megatrends
    • Partnership Ecosystems Today will Dictate Success Tomorrow
      • Daimler, GM, and Toyota Lead their Regions - and the Rest of the Pack
    • Future Partnerships Encompass New Technologies, Geographies, Companies
      • Ecosystems Form to Overcome the Infrastructure/Vehicle Chicken-and-Egg Problem
  • Outlook
  • About Lux Research
  • Endnotes
Show More
Pricing
Get Notified
Email me when related reports are published