The motor vehicle industry has a long history of revolutionary ideas. Feats of engineering have constantly changed what is possible in a motor vehicle. Often these feats have been under the hood and out of sight, but they have critically changed the reality we live in.
But now more than ever, changes are happening above the hood. Our industry is moving in ways that will be felt even more tangibly by the casual consumer. New autonomous driving technologies have put us on the verge of revolutionizing personal mobility once again. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are exploring new frontiers in the supply chain, and the rise of 3D printing plus groundbreaking efficiencies in network logistics have far-reaching implications.
It’s an exciting time for the industry. Here are some of the biggest challenges at stake and how Carlisle is helping the major players embrace them: