Amazon is systematically taking over the logistics and delivery channel for it’s goods & services.
Company has changed not only how goods are delivered, but now made, manned, and mainstreamed.
Two things could constrain Amazon from complete control of the delivery channel: COVID19 & U.S, Regulators.
The time has come. There is a need for the automotive industry leaders to seek to deal with the underlying cause(s) of gender imbalance and disparity in automotive management .
There seems to be a some kind of lid on surfacing and talking about the reasons why they need to change things. Some say it would be career ending move if a leading woman or women to speak out.
Further, no industry organization, women’s association, or individual women or men seems to be acting, even demanding, that change(s) need to made and now.
Maybe If investors and funding infrastructure would underwrite and back female management and innovators, then things would change
Hertz is endanger of going out of business.
The once symbol and leader of the car rental industry is in peril as stock offerings are rejected, refinancing of debt looms in doubt, and the whole financial infrastructure that held the Hertz business model together is looking for ways to get out.
The lawyers have grabbed the wheel as knowledgeable industry consultants, rent-a-car management, and a battery of underwriters, analysts, and trade publications may well have the solution to save what is left of Hertz.
Remember Jose Menendez and then there was OJ ?
The need for a low cost EV battery continues to be an industry challenge, even for Mighty Tesla.
Dozens of battery manufacturers around the world and at the OEMs are focused on using low-cobalt and cobalt-free battery chemistries & the use of chemical additives, materials and coating;
The high cost of an EV battery assembly and its replacement cost are impacting the sale of EVs, market penetration, and volume. The Pandemic has not helped.
Predictions are that prolonged COVID-19 Pandemic will sharply reduce total vehicle sales in 2020.
A quick recovery scenario where the economy & auto industry bounce back seems unlikely.
Analysts predict new vehicle sales will only reach 16.4 million. Automotive manufacturers & dealers working to align marketing initiatives toward the Black and Minority specific audiences.
Here we go again with the almost overwhelming supply and logistics reach and capability of Amazon. The online merchandizing behemoth seeks to buy cash strapped Zoox and accomplish an autonomous vehicle delivery capability. Forget UPS & USPS.
COVID 19 Took Down Hertz #1. Too Much debt, old tired cars, and bad strategic decisions did Hertz in. Now can Hertz, car rental industry, and travel come back with new strategies, funding, and market?
Startup robot vehicle is making grocery and parcel deliveries in Ann Arbor. It’s timeliness enables contactless deliveries, responding to the need to deal with the COVID Pandemic. Robot vehicle will work best in densely populated areas
Augmented Reality is becoming more and more a “reality” in new vehicle technology. Three manufacturers are adding new features to ensure safety and performance. Investment by auto industry is making this happen as consumers watch.
Up to now, the majority of auto sales were done or finalized at the dealership. Some online buying went on with preowned vehicles sales, but now COVID lockdown and social distancing is forcing dealers to slowly make changes in the way vehicles are marketed and sold.
There are many analysts, consultants, and reporting entities who seek to identify, define, and publish what is going on with COVID 19 and what should be done about it. Michelle Avary is probably one of the many we should listen to. So be sure you do.
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The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on global vehicles production and sales is now causing concern about the survival of OEMs and suppliers. EVs may be salvation.
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The time and opportunity has come for auto dealers to become the personal and commercial managers of the customer’s vehicles. A Total Transportation Management service offered by traditional dealers will save their business and fill a long standing need.
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