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Rising EV Sales May Weaken U.S. Automaker Credit Metrics Over Time

Jan 6, 2022 |

If margins on battery-operated automobiles are slow to improve, increased electric vehicle (EV) penetration may be leveraging for some US automakers over the long term, given the large investment required to grow EV production, says Fitch Ratings.

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Technology Predictions: What’s Ahead for the Auto Industry in 2022

Dec 21, 2021 | Comments Off on Technology Predictions: What’s Ahead for the Auto Industry in 2022

Following two years of market disruption, automotive manufacturers and suppliers are eager for positive news. Indeed, some regions and vertical segments are mitigating risks and addressing shortages with agile shifts and creative strategies. They provide pragmatic best practice models and inspiration for the organizations still struggling with heavy revenue losses from the microchip shortage. Undeniably, 2021 was a difficult year for manufacturers, OEMs, and suppliers. As we turn to 2022 to absorb and adapt to the many COVID-related blows, some predictions seem safe to bet on.

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Auto Demand Levels Remain Depressed on Chip Famine Alongside Race Between Vaccine & Variants

Dec 21, 2021 |

IHS Markit forecasts new light vehicle sales of nearly 82.4 million globally in 2022, up 3.7%. IHS Markit projects the industry will finish out 2021 with nearly 79.4 million light vehicles sold, and industry demand levels will continue to be restrained next year as the semiconductor supply chain remains challenged.

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What it is Like to be an Auto Analyst

Dec 20, 2021 |

From vehicle electrification to autonomous driving, the automotive industry is changing rapidly. LMC’s Director of Asia-Pacific Forecasting, May Arthapan, describes why this is such an exhilarating time to be an analyst in the sector.

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2022 SAA Events

Dec 20, 2021 |

The SAA has a robust line-up of in-person and virtual events planned for 2022. Check regularly for updates.

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Digital Transformation Isn’t an Option, It’s Essential

Dec 12, 2021 |

View the on-demand sessions from the 2021 Tech Summit, a two-day virtual event that featured panel discussions on issues poised to change the face of the public and commercial industry sectors, such as digital transformation, workforce and talent retention, data transparency, and strategy and operations.

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Copy of The Latest SAA Newsletter

Dec 5, 2021 |

• GM Economist and Ford Futurist Lead Compelling Lineup of Automotive Outlook Conference Speakers
• Check Out Latest SAA Industry Insights Video
• U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Decline Eases Slightly in November, But Lean Inventories Continue to Severely Impact the Market’s Selling Rate
• November Auto Sales Stuck in Low Gear as Consumers and Dealers Face Tight New-Vehicle Inventory and High Prices
• FTC to Investigate Supply Chain Interruptions
10 Ways Your Legacy System is Costing You…and What You Can Do About It
• Chip Shortage Changes Car Industry Fundamentally
• Auto Executives Expect EVs Will Own Half of U.S., China Markets by 2030
• 2021 Tech Summit: Digital Transformation Isn’t an Option, It’s Essential
• The Auto Industry is Begging the U.S. Government to Make it Easier to Import Critical Parts from China
• Stellantis CEO: Speeding Up EV Transition is “Beyond the Limits” of What Auto Industry Can Sustain

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35th Annual Automotive Outlook Conference

Dec 1, 2021 |

The 35th Annual Automotive Outlook Conference on January 27, 2022 will be SAA’s first in-person event since the start of the COVID. The SAA flagship event will take place at Marelli’s new headquarters in Southfield, MI.

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Auto-Recall Attention Turns to Integrated Electronics

Apr 28, 2021 |

“New technologies lead to new challenges,” says NHTSA’s Stephen Ridella during the 8th Annual Automotive Recalls Summit held in partnership with Stout on March 18.

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Pandemic Acts as Catalyst for Additional Change in Auto Industry, Analysts Suggest

Feb 1, 2021 |

The COVID crisis is proving to be a bigger accelerator for altering the automotive industry in fundamental ways than originally expected. OEMs must continue to grapple with the challenges brought about by autonomous driving, shared mobility, driveline electrification, but now there are additional changes in manufacturing as automaking transforms to a product from a service.

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