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Uber-Volvo Autonomous Car Alliance Could Force Open Platforms on Automakers

Published: 03 October 2016

ID: G00315897

Analyst(s): Michael Ramsey


Sensing the possibility of disruption, automakers are scrambling to align themselves with ride-hailing companies. Vehicle manufacturer CIOs who make it difficult for third parties to integrate their technology will only send this business elsewhere.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Rapidly evolving technology is forcing vehicle manufacturer CIOs to choose between partnerships with third-party technology providers and in-house development
  • Ride-hailing network providers are becoming increasingly influential partners and customers to automakers, challenging vehicle manufacturer CIOs to offer efficient power trains and easy network integration

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