In our major investigation on the platformization of business lines, let’s look at the automotive sector this week. Largely shaken by the global lockdown, will it be able to reinvent itself at a time when car manufacturers are seeing considerable losses and oil is trading at a negative price? Could digital platformization be an option for this sector?
Let us go back in time
Not so long ago, the automotive sector was fragmented. In the first half of the 20th century, there were more than 500 car manufacturers in France alone! The parallel with the evolving world of information technology in the 80s and 90s is very easy to imagine.