Global Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Mobility: Steps to Prepare for New Normal

GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Global Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Mobility: Steps to Prepare for New Normal” features Yednesh Parnaik.  Mr. Parnaik is a Global Director at Lear Corporation. He is responsible for driving profitable business growth, strategy and program execution. 

In the 13-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Parnaik discusses these questions:

  • We are in the midst of a global pandemic, and this pandemic has created a high level of uncertainty for businesses and industries especially automotive. What are your views on the impact of COVID-19 on the future mobility solutions – connected, shared, electrified and autonomous? Has the outlook of these new technologies shifted and delayed due to the current crises?
  • There is quite a bit of talk of electrification globally especially now when everyone has seen the benefits of clean air with most people traveling less and working from home. How are the electrification efforts affected globally in the face of Coronavirus?
  • OEMs and supply base are significantly affected financially with plant closures and low vehicle sales. Do you see a shift in timing to implement autonomous vehicles? Is the higher level of autonomy still a moon shot?
  • What are the lessons learned and also, steps to take by the automotive ecosystem partners to better prepare for the next normal?