Capgemini expects increases in productivity of 160 billion US dollars annually for the automotive industry, should digital technologies be introduced across the entire production process. Automobile groups in France (63%), Germany (59%%) and Great Britain (56%) are already adapting their production. By the end of 2022, one in every four automobile plants is expected to be a smart factory.

For the study “Automotive Smart Factories: How Auto Manufacturers can Benefit from the Digital Industrial Revolution” , Capgemini surveyed a total of 326 managers in the automotive industry from eight countries between February 2017 to January 2018. This forecast coincides with the findings of a study by McKinsey , focused on the use of artificial intelligence in production and logistics of auto manufacturers . Consultants anticipate a reduction in costs of up to 61 billion US dollars with an increase in earnings of around 9%.