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THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY THROUGH THE EYES OF FINANCIAL EXPERTS
Key to the post-COVID automotive industry will be the role of the financial community. Banks, private equity, turnaround specialists, lenders, and others will play critical roles. Join the SAA on December 10 to hear insights from financial experts who will review hurdles and opportunities, outlooks on consolidation, investment opportunities, how the automotive industry is viewed by Wall Street, and much more.
5TH ANNUAL MOBILITY INNOVATIONS SUMMIT
UPDATED INDUSTRY FORECAST & OUTLOOK
LMC Automotive's Kevin Riddell, IHS Markit's Joe Langley, and CarGurus' George Augustaitis provided amazing insights on where the automotive industry is heading on SAA's August 18th webinar. As the world attempts to determine the impacts of COVID and when “normal” will return, the panelists provided the most up-to-date forecasts and perspectives on the state of the auto industry.
TOYOTA'S GLOBAL EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE MOBILITY FOR ALL
Technology is radically reshaping mobility in ways that will profoundly impact communities around the world. Join us to hear from two of Toyota North America’s senior executives about how the company is leading the way to this mobility future.
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• Register Today for the 5th Annual Mobility Innovations Summit
• U.S. Car Sales Climb 7% in October
• Q’d Up Mobility Briefing to Examine Pandemic’s Impact on Mobility
• Can the Airbnb Model Work in the Automotive Industry?
• Electric Vehicles Are Becoming the Future of the Automotive Industry
• Ford Blows Away Earnings Expectations as Consumers Buy Up Trucks During Pandemic
• The EVs Are Coming
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• Electrification — Automotive Sector Impact Report
IHS Markit has published three insight pieces providing research and perspectives into how the U.S. new and used vehicle ecosystems have already evolved from their pre-COVID-19 days, and, more importantly, what the more settled post-COVID-19 world, when it does arrive, will look like. These papers help navigate a path to a “new normal” in such unique times.Read More
By the early part of the next decade, LMC Automotive expects that more than half of global sales of Passenger Cars (including
North American Light Trucks) will be electrified in one way or another. Get the most up-to-date insights and forecasts on the Powertrain, Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Sector as contained in this latest LMC Impact Report.
Results of the 20th annual North American Automotive OEM – Supplier Working Relations Index® Study show that of the six major U.S. and Japanese automakers, only Toyota and FCA made any significant improvement in their scores this year.Read More
New Survey: Aluminum Remains Fastest Growing Automotive Material, Emerging as a Preferred Metal for EVs
The Detroit 3 (FCA, Ford, GM) and their international counterparts and suppliers with manufacturing and assembly in North America have started to return to life this week after a two-month lockdown due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The automakers have redesigned assembly lines and added additional training for autoworkers in an increased effort to avoid additional outbreaks of COVID-19 that could throw off production for a second time.Read More
Mark your calendars for the North American International Auto Show’s Q’d Up Mobility event on December 3 with Nexteer Automotive’s Robin Milavec to explore software-defined vehicles and enabling advanced safety and performance features for drivers.Read More
President-elect Joe Biden played a central role as vice president during the Obama administration, pulling together a task force that is widely credited with saving General Motors and the then-Chrysler, along with as many as 1 million American automotive jobs. Looking forward, the fast-evolving transportation industry is expected to play a central role in Biden’s plan for economic recovery.Read More
The SAA held its 5th Annual Mobility Innovations Summit on November 18. During the event there was a keynote by Matt Tsien, GM executive vice president, chief technology officer, and president, GM Ventures; and presentations by four companies that were vying for the SAA Mobility Innovation Awards. AutoBeat’s Gary Vasilash also provided his thoughts on mobility innovation which can be read here.