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Impact of COVID-19 on 🚘 automotive industry globally

INTRODUCTION

The COVID-19 outbreak has created several challenges for the automotive sector. Governments all over the world are preparing for a huge spread of the virus. South Korea, Italy and Japan are the most affected by the virus in relation to economies. Many automotive related companies state that Coronavirus will have a huge impact on their 2020 revenues. Many of this companies do not have enough staff to run production line fully.

More than 80 percent of the world’s auto supply chain is connected to China. In January 2020 China’s car sales declined by 18 percent. The China Car Association considers that the coming month’s sales could decline by 40 percent or more compared to the same period of 2019. Production shortage result’s will impact global supply chain management for automaker’s.

China, after hitting a record low cases in march, has started reopening its factories. Automotive companies like Renault and PSA group announced they will be resuming production in mid to late April. however, in Europe, where COVID-19 is spreading quickly. This particularly applies to Italy, where the government implemented a nationwide lockdown. Automotive company’s like Fiat Chrysler, for example, has decided to shut down its plant’s.

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Future of cars : top 10 changes

Introduction

While the look and feel of cars has changed in the past decades and continuing to do so, the way we drive them hasn’t much. But change is coming in the form of auto pilot cars. In the next few decade, not only the way the cars are powered will change, but we won’t be the ones driving them anymore!.

Some cars already have basic automation features, but the automotive experiments currently being undertaken by the likes of Uber and Google make up a huge proportion on the vehicles for our roads. By the coming time, the standard car’s will evolve from merely assisting the driver to taking full control of all aspects of the driving to most driving conditions.

Connective technology

  • The ever-growing internet will become central to how our integrated cars move us around and communicate with the outside world. Sensors designed to recognise and communicate with upgraded road signs, markings, networks of cameras, pedestrians, and other vehicles will allow cars to adjust their movement, minimising fuel consumption and improving traffic flow. Cars will also be able to help authorities maintain road conditions.
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