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Another Electrifying Year for MRacing’s Formula SAE Season

For the second year in a row, I spent an evening with my colleagues at the University of Michigan’s Ford Robotics Center in Ann Arbor to celebrate MRacing’s unveiling of this year’s EV. It did not disappoint – it was a beauty, designed with the look and feel of a Michigan football helmet, including the […]

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[Podcast] What if Your Commute Could Change the World? An Interview With Keith Tomatore

In this episode of “What If? So What?” Jim sits down with Keith Tomatore, a seasoned automotive industry veteran and leader of Perficient’s automotive practice. Together, they embark on a journey into the electrifying future of the automotive industry. Keith shares his unique journey from his start at Swiss Army Brands to spearheading digital transformation […]

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Emerging Loyalty Trends in Automotive to Watch Closely: Detroit Event Highlights

Last year, Perficient hosted an automotive event in Detroit that was so successful we had to return. Last week, I returned to the Shinola Hotel to meet with a new group of industry leaders – this time, we discussed brand loyalty and emerging trends and technology.   Everyone Should Take the Wheel of Loyalty  Loyalty is […]

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A Tribute to Mr. James G. O’Connor

First, I want to state that while I have the great honor of leading our automotive team, there are so many great teammates all over the organization and world that make up the heart and soul of the practice. That being said, the one person that I will call out is my mentor and bonus […]

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EVs and the Evolution of Automotive Commerce: Highlights from Our Detroit Event

At the beautiful Shinola Hotel in downtown Detroit, we invited a distinguished group of automotive and mobility industry leaders to participate in a discussion on the current state of the industry. The conversation was lively, and we traded ideas, theories, and suggestions on how OEMs and automotive suppliers could thrive in this changing industry.  The […]

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Connected Vehicles Highlight Big Opportunities and Concerns For OEMs

Probably the most important realization of the automotive industry is that it is not just changing or even evolving — it is literally being redefined. The North Star has changed for OEMs from manufacturing to software and big data plays. These devices on wheels aren’t just vehicles anymore. At least not in the traditional definition.  […]

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EVs Are a Certainty. The Question is the Rate of Adoption and Who Dominates

The overall EV market is quickly gaining momentum as governments worldwide push for a future with net-zero emissions and automakers rev up production to meet growing demand. And demand is indeed growing. In the first quarter of 2023, the total EV market share increased to 7.2% of total sales, representing a 50% jump year over […]

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The EV Leadership of Luca Ranzani Proves Automotive Has a Bright Future

As the season for Formula SAE ends, our company’s podcast “What If, So What” decided to interview the University of Michigan team captain, Luca, about his experience as an engineer for these incredible formula-style vehicles. I just finished listening to the episode, and I couldn’t believe how many parallels there were to the automotive industry. […]

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Lessons Learned from Future Automotive Leaders at the MRacing Unveiling Event

Future of Automotive Leaders Last week, I had the honor of attending an unveiling event at the University of Michigan as part of our new “Electrifying the Future of Automotive” program. If you’re not yet familiar, Perficient sponsors eight college race teams across the country that build single-seat formula-style vehicles from scratch to race nationally […]

Combining Online & Offline Data in Automotive – Part Three

In the past two posts I explored the topic of automotive companies merging online and offline data to build better customer profiles and better understand their consumer base. In the first post, I discussed the data landscape in automotive and the overall need to combine online and offline data. In the second post, I focused […]

Three Ways Automation is Transforming the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is continuously producing innovations that feature and support wireless connectivity, sensors, AI, smart infrastructures, and automation. These innovations have seeped into many areas of the industry, from the buying process to driving to servicing. What’s fascinating is that many of the current and emerging trends share the same common denominator, and that […]