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Outlook Q1 2021: Navigating Smart Automotive Manufacturing

Executive Summary

Wards Intelligence, Director, Forecasting & Data Analysis, Steve Bell, and Tolaga Research Chief Research Officer, Phil Marshall, present highlights from their report on the underlying dynamics of automotive manufacturing. The report investigates the evolving characteristics of industry disruption since 2015, with specific attention towards 2019 and 2020. Emphasis is on the hype and innovation cycles, and the interdependencies of key automotive manufacturing technologies. Notable technologies include, robotics, automation and autonomous systems, network connectivity, analytics and artificial intelligence, cloud and edge computing, smart operations, supply chain and logistics, and generative design and additive manufacturing.






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