Autonomous driving and connected cars remain the industry’s most visible disruptors, but the sector is equally braced for further ground-breaking innovation in the form of electric vehicles and the global growth in ride sharing. On top of that, there is growing demand for software that supports new sales and marketing paradigms and, increasingly, online solutions for vehicle sales and tracking.
David Riemenschneider is Hampleton’s automotive expert in his role as Director. He has a long history with the automotive sector, having worked on the operational side at Ford (Aftersales Director) as well as M&A roles and was the CEO of Clifford Thames and held roles with automotive companies in Europe, Asia and North America. Hampleton has experience with transactions in the automotive space, including the acquisition of Symtavision by Luxoft.
We look at three subsectors in particular within the broader automotive tech space:
- Enterprise Applications – CRM Automation, Dealership Inventory Management, Dealership Management, HR, Inspection Software, Insurance Claims Management, Payment & Invoice Processing, Repair Estimation & Management, Tire POS & ERP Software
- Internet Commerce & Content – Advertising, Auction Websites, Classifieds, Document Creation, Marketplaces, Quotation Websites, Reference Content, Rental Websites, Tire Retailers
- Embedded Software & Systems – Embedded Interface Software, Location Tracking, Parking Surveillance, Sensor Control Systems, Vehicle Control Systems
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