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The Role of Tier 1 Suppliers in the Shifting Paradigm of Software-Defined Vehicles

Executive Summary

With SDVs, OEMs are required to re-evaluate their supplier ecosystems and forge new relationships that prioritize software-driven models under their control, potentially reducing reliance on Tier 1s and fostering closer connections with Tier 2s. Considering these changes, the future role and competitiveness of Tier 1s in the SDV landscape have been a subject of speculation. Based on a survey conducted by Wards Intelligence, this report assesses their prospects.

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