As the automotive industry converges toward Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electric (CASE) mobility, OEMs have worked on re-engineering their conventional platforms to accommodate electric vehicle (EV) components such as batteries and motors. However, the industry’s transition from a vehicle-centric to a service-centric approach is necessitating the development of new digital platforms (software, back-haul connectivity, and cloud). Future modular EV platforms will be flexible and multifaceted, with various vehicle types and shapes being built on the same program, saving OEMs the time, effort, and money required to launch new models. OEMs will call for partnerships based on their strategies, with traditional OEMs taking a gradual approach, while new developers such as Tesla and Waymo starting ahead of the curve.
Frost & Sullivan‘s upcoming Mobility webinar, “Future of Skateboard/Platform Architectures and Benchmarking of Key Industry Players’ Strategies” on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at 02.00 PM (GMT)/09.00 AM (EST). Join our Mobility experts Sarwant Singh, Arunprasad Nandakumar, and Kamalesh Mohanarangam, along with industry stalwarts Giuseppe Bonollo, Senior VP at Pininfarina, and Daniel Barel, Co-Founder and CEO at REE, as they discuss growth opportunities for traditional OEMs, business strategies to accelerate existing services, strategic imperatives on emerging products to help the EV industry stay resilient, and more.
The unique insights you can gain from this webinar include:
- Discover how market players can translate industry trends into optimal growth, as well as new business models and how to ensure profitability.
- Uncover how a collaborative approach of platform development will not only help fast track development activities but also reduce the overall manufacturer investment required.
- Recognize how operational or redundancy functionalities will need to be a core in-built attribute of future EV/AD platforms.
- Learn how modularity will enable a range of diverse functionalities to be introduced into the vehicle without the need to change the fundamental building blocks of the platform itself.
- Understand how the skateboard platform and rolling chassis offers the OEMs the flexibility to offer a different segment of vehicles and different body styles based on the same platform.