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Leading the transformation of Commercial Vehicles

Commercial vehicle OEMs face real pressure on many fronts. Regulatory and customer expectations to cut emissions, reduce ownership costs and provide smarter services; all of which require new ideas and solutions which go far beyond drivetrain and vehicle optimization.

But these challenges must be seen as a huge opportunity for the Commercial Vehicle industry as a whole. Leading the shift to battery and fuel cell electric vehicles will demand significant technological innovation, costs and investment, which can only be offset by transforming how they deliver for customers.
To do this, it’s imperative that organizations drive leaner production, accelerate automation and create connected data-led services. This will enable them to capitalize on the opportunity of end-to-end digital innovation across the whole transport value chain, creating a more progressive, productive supply ecosystem and economy.
Capgemini has the strategic experience and transformation expertise to help manufacturers grasp this opportunity, unleashing the potential of connected, ecosystem thinking and digital transformation.

In addition, the commercial vehicle acceleration hub, launched in September 2022, combines insights from across Capgemini in an end-to-end transformation offering for commercial vehicles.

We want to help the commercial vehicles industry act decisively to define its place in a new, connected and global supply chain. We believe OEMs remain at the leading edge of automotive innovation, and Capgemini can help them to continue to evolve and optimize, while providing the critical digital and strategic leadership needed for truly sustainable growth.”

Markus Scherbaum, Head of Commercial Vehicles Acceleration Hub, Capgemini

Driving the ‘Big’ Future in Commercial Vehicles

Driving the Future podcast

Automotive manufacturers across the globe are looking to move towards more sustainable practices, with electric vehicles becoming the way forward. But are manufacturers doing enough to build out the shift to electric?

In this episode of Driving The Future, Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General of Avere, the European Association for Electromobility and Dr. Philip Haaf, Director of Automotive and Head of e-Mobility Solutions at Capgemini Invent, look at the benefits, obstacles and solutions to becoming more sustainable in the automotive sector. They discover when it’s best to opt for FCEV or BEV, why some manufacturers are currently being slow on the uptake, and what governments and the industry as a whole can do to ensure their futures are more sustainable.

Connected services are becoming ever more important for OEMs as they look to help their customers monitor various strands of data associated with their fleets. But in this large and complex field, it can be difficult for manufacturers to know which connected services are the most important to choose, and how best to get companies to pay for these services.

In this episode of Driving The Future, Nic Tat, Director Automotive, Capgemini Invent and Courtney Ercolino, Senior Manager, Capgemini delve into how connected services can provide data monetization for OEMs, and the significance of this in the sector, both now and in the future. They get into the detail of each different service and when to offer each, all in order to give a full view of this vital part of the commercial vehicles industry.

Partnering with 3rd parties can be a vital resource for companies who have a specific issue to overcome, a problem to solve that would not be as efficient to solve internally. But when is the right time to reach out to other companies or entities? At what stage in a project does it become vital to partner with others?

In this episode of Driving The Future, Brad Young, Senior Director, Capgemini Invent and Mickael Aubry, Global Programme Lead and Product Line Manager with Faurecia, a French global automotive supplier, answers these questions by focusing on a true success story in this realm – Capgemini’s collaboration with automotive technology company Faurecia for a Singapore based emissions study.

We’ll find out about the project’s successes, its challenges, the innovative technical solutions used and what this can tell us about partnering with 3rd parties more generally.

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What we do

Strategic leadership

Commercial automotive must evolve in many ways at once. This requires a holistic strategy, new partnerships and continuous optimization of digital operations.

Capgemini has over 30 years of experience in delivering for automotive customers. Where other consultancies specialize in particular areas, we can provide a tripartite approach that focuses equally on Digital, Engineering and Transformation. We help organizations create a connected roadmap for change, working with decision makers and partners to build consensus and ensure outcomes are aligned with corporate strategies.

Digital transformation

A software-driven approach to transformation is crucial to ensure the speed, confidence and success of future automotive innovation.

Capgemini helps organizations make real, actionable sense of the information they collect, with a consolidated approach to data, intelligence and security. We integrate with our clients from top to bottom, to ensure consistent knowledge transfer from concept to implementation. This allows us to support every part of the business with every stage of the process, including complex product developments, reviewing operational processes and building supplier networks. Helping to reduce silos and ensure everyone is brought along on the journey – not only the C-suite.

Operational optimization

Commercial vehicles require some of the most specialized engineering in any industry. Combining this with a new focus on the re-engineering of operations will allow OEMs to realize the huge efficiency and flexibility benefits of digital operations.

Capgemini can help OEMs to take full advantage of next-generation technologies and strategies, whether using AI to spot and mitigate inefficiencies, or using edge and IoT to link up data insights throughout the transport ecosystem. With these technologies in place, OEMs can more easily adapt to emergent challenges in the supply chain, instilling resiliency and increasing the ability to lower TCO and make sustainable decisions.

Client stories

Expert perspectives

Meet our experts

Klaus Feldmann

CTO for Automotive Sustainability and e-Mobility, Capgemini Engineering
Klaus Feldmann is the Chief Technical Officer of our sustainability & e-Mobility Offers and Solutions for the Automotive industry supporting our customers in their path to carbon neutrality across their products and footprints and service to fight against climate change and contribute to a decarbonized economy.

Dr. Philipp Haaf

Head of e-Mobility Solutions and Smart Mobility Connect Lead, Capgemini Invent
As the Head of Electric Mobility at Capgemini Invent, Philipp Haaf is an acknowledged thought leader in electric mobility. He draws on 11 years’ experience in this rapidly changing area to help automotive OEMs and suppliers seize what he describes as the infinite opportunities of digital transformation.

Markus Scherbaum

Program Director, Head of the Commercial Vehicles Acceleration Hub
Markus Scherbaum is a Global Program Director at Capgemini and a member of the global automotive sector. He leads the company’s strategic initiative with SAP for the automotive industry and the GTM for Trucks. Markus has a track record of more than 20 years in automotive. His passion is to drive transformation and innovation for the industry.

Fredrik Almhöjd

Director, Capgemini Invent
Fredrik Almhöjd is Capgemini’s Go-to-Market Lead for Commercial Vehicles in the Nordics, with 25+ years of sector experience plus extensive knowhow in Sales & Marketing and Customer Services transformation.

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