Last year as I have remarked in other posts car registrations were up to a 10 year high and there are interesting developments in autonomous driving or self drive cars. However, IBM's recent survey suggests future value will not be in more sales or autonomous cars but in what we have called connected cars.

The implications for the Automotive Sector especially manufacturers are that it will be necessary to develop, possibly in collaboration with others, built in connectivity and content. This will bring greater knowledge of customers if the manufacturers and sellers have access to the information generated about the driver's preferences.

It will also become an industry without borders with the impact of social media, digitisation and technology.