Next-Generation Automobiles Will Look Like Manned and Unmanned Aircraft

The automotive industry's transition from an ownership model to a usage-based model—driven by the "sharing economy," autonomous driving, and mobility-as-a-service platforms—is forcing automakers to make extensive changes in automobile architectures and the automotive business supply chain. Future automobiles will have electronics systems that closely resemble commercial aircraft systems, which optimize safety, security, reliability, and availability. These systems will also be based on open standards that are derived from a wide range of transportation industry solutions.


  • Significant trends driving automotive platform changes
  • Open aviation standards that may apply to or influence similar standards in automotive
  • How global avionics solutions can be leveraged by the automotive industry