The Innovation-Driven Disruption of the Automotive Value Chain (Part 2)
JULY 4, 2015
Figure 1 shows the top 20 R&D spenders in 2014, based on data compiled by PwC, where we see (in red) that six of the top 20 companies are incumbent automotive OEMs. While investing heavily in R&D, automotive OEMs had not been investing in technologies and business models that are now used by newcomers to disrupt them (software, big data, user experience, additive manufacturing/materials, energy storage, sharing economy, direct to consumer). Big data.