Ready for Digital Change
The influence of digital communication and information technologies, networked vehicles, e-mobility, autonomous driving as well as new business models and mobility services are increasingly affecting car dealerships.
Customers are educating themselves online before visiting a car dealer and they monitor the car market using portals and apps. The car trade must prevent that which has already taken place in other sectors, e.g. travel agencies vs. online booking portals or platform shops vs. streaming services.
The winners of digitalization will be car dealerships that actively shape change and are now preparing themselves specifically for it.
Mobile Buying Patterns
Smart customers monitor the market with the help of portals and apps. Brand and dealer loyalty is decreasing. By 2030, car purchases will only take place via the Internet.
Connected cars will become a sales channel. Repairs will decrease by 30% due to networked vehicles and predictive maintenance.
The challenge for car dealers is to market electric vehicles and other models of the future through selected sales partners.
New Business Models
Aside from digital business models for vehicle sales, there are companies that specialize in selected repairs or offer services to enhance the customer experience.
In 2030, 20% of new vehicles will be in autonomous fleets. Autonomous vehicles (Level 5) are aimed towards new, professional target groups; private customers are becoming less important.
Actively prepare your company for digital change! The winners of digitalization will be the car dealerships that help shape this change!
UNITY offers its customers comprehensive advice on digital transformation – and it all comes from a single source. UNITY combines a profound depth of technology with the competencies required for successful digital transformation: We innovate, integrate and transform.
A large number of car buyers use mobile automotive platforms and apps for the purposes of gathering information and making comparisons. Therefore, for car dealers, it is important to expand the digital share of their business and offer "smart customers" added value. Together with you, we develop digital services to expand your business model and show you how to reach potential customers for your digital offerings.
Agile Organization & Transformation
Shorter product cycles, higher innovation speeds and the rapid change of customer segments require new agile methods for project planning and control. UNITY evaluates your maturity level of agility and leads your organization to successful agile transformation.
Data Driven Services
In the networked world, data has become a new raw material. Within the scope of digital transformation, this internal corporate asset must be handled correctly. We show you optimization and business potentials and jointly develop data-based services.
We work with you to develop a cybersecurity strategy that is aligned with your business goals and will protect your organization against cyber threats.
UNITY at a Glance
25 years of innovation and digital transformation. Find out more in our annual report.
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