Regulation in the Automotive Industry – Thematic Research
- Pages: 26
- Published: March 2021
- Report Code: GDAU-TR-S028
The automotive industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world. Regulation has transformed the industry. From the regulatory bodies’ early focus on safety – precipitated by Ralph Nader’s seminal work in the 1960s – there’s been a pronounced shift to looking at the environmental impact. This first theme was improving air quality by regulating exhaust and fuels; latterly the focus has shifted to limiting CO2 emissions to mitigate global heating. As the industry enters its next transformational phase (electric vehicles are here and now) of autonomous vehicles, and regulators battle to adapt and adopt regulations that will maintain safety, but not stymie development, any auto player that gets ahead of the curve could enjoy the same degree of success in autonomous vehicles that Tesla’s enjoyed in EVs.
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