The automotive industry has seen a lot of changes in recent years. Electric cars, autonomous driving, smart vehicles, better safety standards, and other such changes have had a significant impact on different automobile businesses.
People who are in this industry need to be aware of the latest trends and keep their knowledge up-to-date, especially if they’re looking for a new job. Most businesses will ask questions about the latest developments in the industry during interviews to ensure employees have current knowledge. Here’s a look at some of the most critical trends in the automotive industry for 2020:
1. Focus on Customer Experience
Modern customers are picky and spoiled for choice. They don’t settle and have access to ample information about different cars, brands, and models, which means you need to stay on your toes to attract customers. Focusing on customer experience is the best way to reach more people and get a wider customer base.
Customer experience goes beyond the dealership and has started to influence everyday driving. People are looking for vehicles that deliver the best driving experience, have good supporting technology, and connect well with the modern world. They also have proper customer service after purchase and will be vocal if the service isn’t up to their standards. Brands can’t afford to get a bad reputation, especially when it comes to customer service.
2. Electric Cars are the Future
Electric cars have been around for many years now, but there has been significant pushback against them until recently. Traditional car manufacturers made a concentrated effort to hold this technology back; however, it’s here to stay. Tesla is the leading manufacturer in the industry, but other established brands have also started to venture into the field.
Electric and hybrid cars are a big trend and will continue to gain popularity in the years to come. Rising fuel costs and concerns for the environment will compel people to switch to eco-friendlier alternatives.
3. 3D Printing Will Play a Significant Role
3D printing technology is fast, effective, reliable, and affordable. It’s not surprising that the automotive industry has eagerly adopted it for manufacturing different car components. Many manufacturers have made substantial investments in this technology and will continue to use it to reduce costs without compromising safety.
3D printing isn’t a new technology but is very versatile. It can be used to manufacture everything from dashboards to engine components, which makes it a worthwhile investment.
4. Driverless Vehicles
Like electric cars, driverless vehicles have also seen a significant pushback in the industry. However, heavyweights like Tesla and Google have experimented with this technology and introduced a few products in the market. Autonomous driving is definitely an emerging trend and it has immense potential.
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