From ambitious climate pledges to a supply chain gridlock, 2021 gave the automotive industry plenty of priorities to juggle. And unfortunately, 2022 looks as if it is going to be equally as hectic.
With demand for electric vehicles increasing and growing pressure on automakers to be first movers in autonomous vehicles, 2022 is shaping up to be another watershed year for the industry. However, despite the outward optimism that is on display by the industry about its ability to meet next-gen challenges, there is quiet concern about how it will actually go about tackling them. That is why many are beginning to rely more heavily on the supplier market to help them ideate and build the vehicles of the future.
With that in mind, here are some of the biggest focal areas where the supplier community will play a key role this year.