According to Search Auto Parts, mobility and telematics loom large on the aftermarket technology landscape.
It’s no secret that the automotive aftermarket has traditionally lagged behind other vertical industries in technology adoption. But the gap between the aftermarket and other sectors (like consumer packaged goods or general retail) is closing, and that process may very well accelerate in the coming years.
There are three major reasons why this is happening. First, there has been a concerted effort within the industry to adopt data standards (PIES, ACES), and technology has naturally followed that process. Product data management under the best of conditions can be hard; doing so without some sort of software tool is impractical.