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Value Creation In The Digital Automotive Network

White Paper Published By: SAP
Published:  Mar 22, 2016
Type:  White Paper

Connecting companies, people, and vehicles in real time is the prerequisite for the automotive vision of accident-free and zero emissions driving. It will also help to create new business models and processes for new customer experiences. Most of the global vehicle manufacturers have the same vision of accident-free driving with zero emissions. Only after 125 years does this vision seems technically possible. With innovation, new business models, and consumer behavior, massive changes are now transforming the entire industry. Proven business models are being disrupted by new players on the market. Tesla, Uber, and Google are forcing traditional vehicle manufacturers and suppliers to rethink their strategy, ecosystem, and value chain. Even proven core business in the automotive industry is being questioned by leading automotive executives and experts. The industry has to sustain its core business while investing in new revenue streams or providing new services to stay relevant. This balance poses the biggest challenge to all players, as speed and integration become imperatives. Leading vehicle manufacturers and suppliers are reevaluating their existing businesses and customer relationships to:

Reimagine business models to find new revenue and profit sources by offering innovative products and services
Reimagine business processes and use digital technology to optimize business outcomes by converging information and operational technologies
Reimagine the role and structure of their workforce to support future business by incorporating smart glasses, 3D printers, and geospatial technologies

All participants will use digital innovation to run their enterprise in real time and operate in a global network. They will provide superior products and services for a unique customer experience with the highest safety and environmental standards. This also paves way for new mobility concepts and business models. Our vision is where urban mobility and transportation systems run in a sustainable ecosystem while protecting natural resources and environment. This requires the ability to connect companies, people, and vehicles in real time for accident-free driving with zero-emission operated vehicles.

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