Paul Eichenberg

Why Detroit Needs the Valley—and Vice Versa

June 04, 2019 at 12:18 PM

Anyone can see the looming changes facing global automakers who are grappling with new technologies, stricter emissions standards, and apps that are turning car buyers into renters (or simply riders). Automobiles are increasingly becoming connected, electrified, and autonomous supercomputers on wheels.

Winning in the Future Automotive Market

May 03, 2019 at 12:03 PM

As the automotive industry races toward the overall electrification, autonomy, and connectivity of vehicles, the related technologies are transforming from predominantly hardware-based systems to software-driven electronics.

BEVs and the Risk of Ignoring Them

April 03, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Making it easier and more accessible for consumers to purchase BEVs means making the batteries both less expensive to produce, as well as more effective for their cost.

Scenario Planning: Do It Now

March 04, 2019 at 9:41 AM

Automotive electrification is not just an idea anymore, it’s a growing reality. Global powers and the biggest automakers are already making great strides toward a future that is predominately electric.

The Incredible Impact of Electrification

February 04, 2019 at 12:30 PM

There is no denying that vehicle electrification will change the automotive industry. In fact, it can be argued that electrification will be the biggest disruption in the history of the automotive industry.

What’s Behind the Auto Supplier Mega Mergers?

January 04, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Intel and similar companies know they have the opportunity to claim a whole new level of relevance in the automotive market, as software and automation claims a greater share of the future automobile.

AI and Auto: Applications & Implications

December 03, 2018 at 12:00 PM


Activist Investors & Automotive Suppliers

November 01, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Considering the many variables affecting the landscape of the automotive supply chain, investor activists see a great deal of opportunity right now.

EVs’ Impact on Employment

October 01, 2018 at 12:00 PM

By this point, the majority of players in the auto industry should be aware of the impending electrification juggernaut.  Most automotive suppliers should, as well, have either begun planning or are already executing strategies for navigating this major shift, especially if they’re primarily in the powertrain business.

One Future, Three Ways Forward

August 30, 2018 at 12:00 AM

The traditional automotive suppliers have three options open to them—consolidate in manufacturing, diversify into electronics or diversify into software—and they must pick one soon.

Old Tech or New: Vision Matters

July 30, 2018 at 12:00 AM

For both OldCo. & NewCo., succeeding in the near- and long-term is all about planning, developing an insightful vision, and knowing when to execute strategically in volatile times in order to maximize profit. 

OldCo. and NewCo.: Which Are You?

June 28, 2018 at 10:17 AM

Traditional auto suppliers should start developing their strategy today or run the risk of quickly running out of options.