Tesla Tops Ranking in Automotive ‘Future Readiness Indicator’ Research Study

Which car manufacturer is best prepared for the future? IMD, one of Europe’s top business schools, recently released its Future readiness indicator study and focused specifically on the automotive sector for its analysis. According to IMD, Tesla was the automaker that topped the ranking.

Tesla in Paris. Photo by Cynthia Shahan, Clean Technica.

“Cars are already supercomputers on wheels,” reports IMD. “That brings us to Tesla. Unlike how almost everyone builds cars, Tesla breaks down the overall architecture differently. It optimizes always-on connectivity. There are four controlled areas: the autopilot; the central information screens; instrument clusters; and energy transmission and storage.

In turn, “[Tesla’s cars] are prioritized for digital and electric technologies, enabling over-the-air software updates, and enabling remote access and autonomous driving. This design is also optimized for data collection and algorithm testing, making it easier to deploy software. »

Howard Yu, LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD Business School, discusses the study results (YouTube: Yahoo Finance)

That said, “Tesla is [have] the characteristics of the car of the future; they will allow interaction with traffic infrastructures and make wireless communication with other vehicles possible. Still, that doesn’t mean traditional automakers can’t win. They just need to learn a lot, quickly.

“What sets Tesla apart even more is that Elon Musk is leveraging his current capabilities; those that its competitors are still learning. Given all these pressures, it’s no wonder the auto industry isn’t optimistic: it faces too much disruption. All of this electrification and connectivity is pushing manufacturers to scramble,” reports IMD.

Above: When it comes to “digital savvy” in the automotive sector, Tesla continues to lead the pack (Source: IMD)


Ultimately, when it comes to its analysis of the rapidly changing automotive sector, IMD concludes, “Tesla is the ultimate outlier.”

Originally published on EVANNEX.

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