Trends to Watch in the Automotive OEM Industry 2021

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When it comes to their cars, people want the best of the best. This is especially true of new cars, which are an investment in their own right. Like any expenditure, you want to protect your investment for as long as possible.

This is where automotive OEM parts come in. There’s simply no substituting for parts straight from the manufacturer.

Let’s take a look at some of the trends that will define the automotive OEM industry for 2021.

Automotive OEM Trends For 2021

The 21st Century has shaken up the auto industry in every conceivable way. Even by these standards, 2020 was the single most disruptive, unexpected year in most of our lifetimes. Complications brought to light by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis have shaken up an already unstable industry.

It’s also showed us ways that we can improve the auto manufacturing process, which is good for manufacturers and customers alike.

Custom Tires

One automotive OEM trend we’re going to see rise in 2021 is an increase in specialized tires. The industrial revolution changed absolutely everything in the manufacturing process. Now that trend is going one step further, with manufacturers being able to customize their products for specific makes and models of automobiles.

Tire modeling software allows manufacturers to refine their manufacturing process. This helps keep waste down to an absolute minimum while ensuring a design’s peak performance.

Human Machine Interfaces

Constant connectivity and self-driving automobiles have been the gold standard for automotive development in the last 10 years. At this point, it’s not a matter of if we’re going to have self-driving cars but when we’re going to get them. Judging from how quickly that smart cars have become an accepted part of our culture, that day is likely closer than you think.

Companies like Germany’s Awayr are working with OEM manufacturers to help them get human machine interface (HMI) products to market as quickly and efficiently as possible. HMIs stand to revolutionize the way we interact with out automobiles in profound ways, making driving safer and also more accessible.

Blockchain Technology

The world of finance has been reeling from the world-shaking paradigm shift of decentralized technology since at least 2012. Blockchain technology is beginning to be integrated into automotive manufacturer, as well, with even more startling results.

One of the most profound as well as practical applications of blockchain technology is for monitoring the manufacturing supply chain. 2020 showed us exactly how vulnerable global supply chains can be. And like any chain, one broken link renders the entire thing useless.

Developers are positing blockchain technology as a way to protect autonomous cars from hackers and malware. It’s even being discussed as a way to generate new business models, putting together manufacturers, buyers, and sellers in new and exciting ways.

The trends that have been shaking the automotive industry in recent years stand to make Henry Ford’s revolution look like cave painting. Now is the time to get ahead of the curve and start integrating these OEM trends and embrace the future.

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