A car aficionado since his grade school days, Peter Machinis has always been a devout fan of the class of vehicle known as the supercar. “No, it’s not a sports car…it’s a supercar,” Peter Machinis says as he leans against a 2020 Bentley Continental GT The difference between a supercar and sports car might be a little confusing at first but is not quite so subtle when face to face with the two in reality. While a sports car might be able to turn up quite quickly around the track, it isn’t until you hear the engine of a supercar that you can truly understand what true speed is.
Unlike sports cars, supercars are extremely rare vehicles that are made in extremely limited production and cost a minimum of $100,000. “The top layer for auto manufacturers are supercars,” Peter Machinis says when talking about his feelings about what it will take for automobile manufacturers to succeed in 2020. “Many of these cars have been outfitted with IoT and machine learning capabilities,” Peter Machinis has talked about. “These new technology trends tend to trickle from the top down so expect manufacturers to offer these services in 2020.” So far this prediction has come to fruition as several manufacturers from Tesla to Ford have begun to add IoT functionalities as well as AI compatibility into their vehicles via smartphone accessibility.
Another trend that is fast becoming the norm as knowledge and concerns of global warming spread across the globe is customer demand for sustainable vehicles. With Tesla leading the charge in this category (no pun intended), Peter Machinis sees this as a major factor that will lead the push towards sustainability in automaker manufacturing strategies. “We are seeing top supercar players like Nissan and Toyota showcasing their ESFLOW and MOB and that should trickle down.” Peter Machinis says, referring to how top automobile manufacturers are adding sustainable and electric compatibilities to their model super vehicles. Peter Machinis, no stranger to the manufacturing game himself, is curious to see how it will play out in the future. “With global warming as a constant factor on the mind of the average consumer, it will be interesting to see how this affects manufacturer protocols.” Peter Machinis said while admiring Tesla’s Model S Alpha.
If Peter Machinis‘ predictions are to come true, it seems that sustainability and the Internet of Things are the major factors that will spell success for auto manufacturers in 2020. Only time will tell if these predictions play out for major players all over the world.