Editor's Choice

September 2015
Advanced technologies could slash the 33,000 fatalities caused annually by traffic accidents in the US—if consumers would use them. Here’s how to spur adoption.
June 2015
As nations like China become the world’s biggest car markets, automotive suppliers based in emerging markets are projected to catch up with multinationals by 2020.
September 2014
As the Chinese auto market enters a new phase, domestic and foreign automakers will have to work hard to secure the loyalty of current customers.
September 2014
IT sourcing hasn’t had the greatest track record. The automotive industry, on the other hand, has had much success, thanks to four strategies that IT, too, can leverage.


March 2015
Auto suppliers are under pressure to open more factories close to their customers’ assembly plants—and, simultaneously, to cut costs. These conflicting demands pose an industry-wide challenge.
January 2014
As the challenges intensify, European automotive suppliers need a strategic approach to risk assessment, restructuring, and growth. Their survival may depend on it.
August 2014
Manufacturing cost structures around the world have changed so dramatically in a decade that many old perceptions of low-cost and high-cost nations no longer hold.
June 2013
Integrating suppliers into a lean production system can reduce inventories and diminish scrap and rework. It can also be a first step toward a strategic partnership.

Innovation & Growth

August 2014
The “IP truce” declared by Tesla Motors surprised many. BCG's IP strategic-intent framework illuminates the move and helps other companies chart smarter IP strategies.
July 2014
Three trends—the increasing complexity of cars, the growing role of nontraditional players, and the rising influence of connectivity—will reshape the European automotive aftermarket.
January 2014
In 2015, we expect some 60 percent of new cars to be “connected”—just one of the developments marking a new era of automotive innovation.
Alternative-Fuel Landscape
June 2014
BCG examines the benefits and shortcomings of the emerging niche market for compressed-natural-gas vehicles in the U.S.
October 2013
With legislation and incentives in place, the effort to replace hydrocarbon-based transportation fuels and greenhouse gases with renewable biofuels and natural gas is under way.