The Society of Automotive Analysts holds its annual Outlook conference each January to look ahead at the new year. Does the start of a third year of a pandemic and a second year of the microchip shortage have you feeling overwhelmed? You wouldn't be alone. Perhaps data and clear-thinking analysis can inspire a sense of confidence about navigating a path forward.
Here are edited excerpts from experts who spoke on Thursday, Jan. 27, about the economy, the car market, production plans, powertrain evolution, mobility and the future of humanity. Sometimes they refer to information on slides, but the meaning should be clear.