The Road to Autonomous Driving
"... technologies that will drive innovation and change mobility behavior. " The mobility behavior could be shifting fast. We could be 2-3 years away from Waymo selling automated cars with Lidar stacks for the tune of $40k. Equipping the folks here with the data to service those things, this is a high order.
The second a viable iteration is found I would think a company like Uber, Lift, Ford, BMW or some completely new company will take advantage and order/build a fleet. This could flip the industry on its head very quickly. People don't have to buy into it they simply have to stop driving and use the service. The cost barrier is going to fall on a provider not the average consumer. Then with out
It's getting more interesting by the day Matt. Still, as is usually the situation, those who embrace new technologies and are willing and able to invest in the learning curve through training and tooling, will rise up to successfully tackle and overcome some of the new diagnostic challenges. I predict that diagnosis of increasingly more complex systems will be significantly more dependent than
Thanks for sharing this info Matt. It's interesting information and yet another alarm bell sounding off to the fact that the next couple of decades will be really interesting and challenging for independents. We've been in business over 40 years and have survived many changes in technology but nothing like this. The key has always been to invest in training and technology to be in the game…
The independent shop is a critical component to the serviceability of these vehicles. Too many cars for manufacturers to service on their own.
Nick. I' predict that as has typically been the situation, many of the issues that we were faced with and addressed when vehicles were under warranty at the dealership, rarely or never resurface during the life of the vehicle once repaired correctly. Likewise, age related component and connection failures and other influencing factors such as accident damage repairs, will probably contrast