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Strategic Imperatives for Safety & Connectivity


High costs and the reluctance to embrace digital transformation are hindering the adoption of connectivity services, as legacy automakers struggle to create and deliver customer value with agility.


Growing competitive intensity, Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electric (CASE) convergence, and value chain compression is necessitating new business models and innovative strategies to generate recurring revenue.


Lack of regulatory frameworks and global infrastructure is hindering expansion and penetration of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in developing nations.


How do you shift from where you are to what you want to become? How do you fill the gap?

Based on those strategic imperatives the gap between where you are now and where you need to be to achieve transformational growth is daunting.


Growth Opportunities for Safety & Connectivity

On demand Business Models

On-demand Business Models

Enabling comfort and convenience features to be accessed on demand, thus creating recurring revenue pipelines through Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS).

Data Management

Smart Data Management

Ensuring that vehicle data is indexed, managed, and categorized by service offerings opens new doors for start-ups to fill industry whitespaces.

Passive Safety

Passive Safety

Incorporating passive safety systems like ABS, ESC, AEB, and airbags amid government mandates to boost organic growth.

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Increasing Electric Vehicle (EV) Penetration

Developing EV-specific features to capitalize on the growing net-zero and connected EVs momentum.

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Growth Opportunities in Vehicle Safety in India

What propels ADAS penetration in Indian passenger vehicles?

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Growth Opportunities in Global Vehicle Safety

How will L2+ autonomy empower the transition from hands-on to hands-off driving?

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Growth Opportunities in Global Safety & Connectivity

Cockpit and cabin technologies that fuel the era of L4 automated vehicles

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Competitive Strategy in Global Vehicle Safety

Will comfort & convenience supersede safety in future driver monitoring systems?

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Technology Strategies in Global Mobility Connected Services

Will automotive app stores help OEMs metamorphose into technology players?

Technology Strategies in Vehicle Safety in Americas and Europe

What ADAS features will trucking OEMs prioritize to future-proof growth?

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Growth Opportunities in Connected Services for Mobility in Americas and Europe

Breaking barriers with enhanced customer experience in passenger vehicles

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Companies2 Action in Vehicle Safety in Americas and Europe

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Competitive Strategy in Connected Services for Mobility in Americas and Europe

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What ADAS technologies and strategies will rule Chinese passenger vehicles?

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How will ARAS technologies reshape two-wheeler safety?


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Transforming Vehicle Safety and Connectivity: The Automaker’s Imperative to Change

How Changing Consumer Preferences Unveil Innovative Growth Opportunities

The traditional automotives ecosystem is rapidly evolving from a pyramidal structure to a flatter one as Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electric (CASE) mobility pushes automakers to make room for new technology participants in the conventional mobility value chain. Features like intuitive brakes, blind-spot detection, night-assist vision, next-generation advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on a chip, and telematics are intensifying the pressure to realign mobility product and service strategies in response to progressively stringent safety regulations.

  • What is your action plan to deliver safer, more connected, and personalized driving experiences amid this transformation?
  • Is your company equipped to assess and incorporate cutting-edge technologies to secure early adopter benefits?
  • How will you navigate internal and external growth challenges in this sector to accelerate innovation?

In a world where the sharing economy, digital tools, and safety features increase the longevity of automotives, the consequent drop in vehicle unit sales is inevitable. Unsettling as this may be, such a transformation is likely to have more victims than winners, as industry incumbents grapple to keep pace with the disruptions brought on by digital technologies and fierce competition from new entrants.

  • Which growth processes will help you future-proof your CASE action plan and build recurring revenue pipelines?
  • Are your teams aligned to execute your long-term growth vision through agile strategic planning?

Riding the Wave of Digital Transformation to Emerge Victorious

Triggered by the accelerated rise of technologies like on-board digital software, Big Data analytics, LiDAR, autonomous platforms, and software-defined vehicles automakers are under immense pressure to deliver cutting-edge convenience and value-added features across multiple vehicle segments at minimum costs.

To build competitive differentiation, OEMs now need to embrace best practices, growth pipeline management systems, and trusted implementation frameworks that empower them to use digital transformation to their advantage.

  • What mega trends and business models propel innovation in automotive safety and connectivity, and how best can you capitalize on these?
  • How will your supply chain, manufacturing platforms, and sales channels need to pivot to realize the full potential of this transformation?

Fostering Digital Agility to Minimize Risks

With mobility players taking the net zero oath to minimize fatalities, it is crucial to realign active and passive safety product portfolios to fulfil changing customer preferences and meet regulatory/security mandates. Further, as legacy OEMs grapple to create and deliver customer value, the reluctance to embrace digital transformation can have detrimental effects on growth—laggards face the risk of dwindling bottom lines against a backdrop of future-forward safety features.

  • How will you leverage innovative technologies to support off-the-shelf autonomous driving, the automotive metaverse, and driver monitoring systems to build competitive differentiation?
  • How do you plan to modernize safety and connectivity features in your product portfolio to zero in on smart ADAS features?
  • In this dynamic ecosystem, how do you track evolving regulatory and security frameworks to ensure compliance?

Mobility ecosystems of the future necessitate coopetition between automakers, technology providers, start-ups, governments, and other entities to create holistic mobility solutions. Traditional boundaries between automakers and tech companies are blurring, as collaboration and innovation become key pillars in delivering the next generation of vehicles. Stakeholders that fail to adapt will be subject to compliance failures, skyrocketing development costs, accidental liability, loss of revenue, and missed opportunities. The question is—What strategic partnerships and collaborations should you forge to deliver innovative mobility solutions that maximize customer value?

Are You Ready to Evaluate Your Safety & Connectivity Alignment and Transform Your Business?

To navigate evolving business ecosystems, companies across the automotive and transportation continuum must identify and overcome crucial growth barriers. The key to success is finding the right opportunities that align with your growth vision and implementing the best-fit strategies. Frost & Sullivan has six decades of experience in connecting global mega trends, emerging technologies, and new business models to drive radical growth. We help companies identify, evaluate, and prioritize best-fit opportunities that empower them to thrive through change.

Let us guide you through your transformation journey by working collaboratively with the ecosystem community of companies in automotive safety and connectivity. This journey is fuelled by four powerful components, ensuring your success in navigating industry changes:

  • Schedule a Growth Dialog with our team to dive deeper into transformational strategies and explore specific needs within your company.
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