Alex Molinaroli on the Future of Automotive
With the rise of electric vehicles and self-driving cars, Alex Molinaroli discusses how the automotive industry will change in the future. He predicts that jobs for mechanics will be replaced by technicians who specialize in repairing computers and managing software. With so many changes coming up, it’s difficult to predict what life will be like for people working in this sector decades from now.
Alex A Molinaroli, President and CEO of Johnson Controls on Tres Podcast: A new business model for the automotive industry.
Listen to his thoughts on the future of automotive manufacturing.
By 2020, more than 50% of new cars sold worldwide will have some sort of connectivity. With that in mind, Alex A Molinaroli says that while some jobs may be at risk, there will be lots of new opportunities for people with different skill sets.
The rise in Electric Vehicles
There has been a major change in consumers’ buying habits. Electric vehicles are growing in popularity, and they’re probably the biggest disruption the automotive industry has seen in decades. Molinaroli points to Tesla as an example – their Model S can go from 0-60 mph in only 2.5 seconds, but it also helps reduce people’s electricity bills.
Alex A Molinaroli also predicts that self-driving cars will be on the rise in the next five to ten years. Many companies are already working on this, including Google and Tesla Motors. He thinks that automated driving can reduce accidents significantly by avoiding human errors – it’s estimated that 90% of all car crashes are caused by human error.
Alex A Molinaroli explains that in the early stages, these developments will cause disruption in the industry, but later on, they will shake things up in a good way. He predicts that there will be fewer mechanics needed to repair cars, and people with more technical skills will benefit from this new landscape.