The Road Forward for Electric Vehicles

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The electric vehicle market seems poised to take off, with high demand for Tesla’s Model 3 and growing attention from big automakers. Yet challenges that stalled EV growth in the past, namely sparse charging infrastructure and high costs, persist. John Paul MacDuffie looks at the role policymakers can take to support, or sink, the EV renaissance.Read More

Forecasting of Emerging Technologies Using Crowdsourced Tournaments

Funded Research Proposal

We are working with Philip Tetlock and his team at Good Judgment Inc. (GJ) under the auspices of the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI), to design and host a pilot technology forecasting tournament focusing on emerging technologies in vehicles. Read More

Are Affordable Electric Vehicle Batteries on the Horizon?

One key factor affecting consumer acceptance of electric vehicles is the price and performance of batteries, so the Electric Vehicle Forecasting Challenge includes a question about the cost per kilowatt-hour (KwH) in 2016.Read More

Knowledge Generation and Innovation Diffusion in the Global Automotive Industry—Change and Stability During Turbulent Times

This introduction to the April 2015 Industrial and Corporate Change special section establishes the context within which automotive firms cope with turbulence caused by globalization, new governmental regulations, and advances in electronics, communication, and drive train technologies.Read More

John Paul MacDuffie on Converging Industries

PVMI Director John Paul MacDuffie

What happens when two industries with fundamentally different clockspeeds converge within a single product? In a recent Knowledge@Wharton article, Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation Director John Paul MacDuffie discusses the challenges of integrating IT-based technology, such as computer-based collision avoidance systems, into automobiles. MacDuffie highlights the tight integration ofRead More

J.D. Power III’s Impact on the Auto Industry

How J.D. Power III Transformed the Auto Industry Through the collection of consumer feedback on cars, J.D. “Dave” Power III revolutionized the automobile industry in 1968. In this Knowledge@Wharton interview conducted by PVMI director John Paul MacDuffie, Power discusses the founding and early years of his firm, J.D. Power andRead More

When Disruptive Technologies Meet Integrated Systems

John Paul MacDuffie addresses Mack Institute Fall Conference attendees

Knowing when to hold and when to fold isn’t just for poker players. When applied to new technology, that insight into knowing when to embrace the next new thing and when to let it pass has been known to make or break careers and entire companies. Think Kodak, an iconicRead More

How to Drive Value Your Way: John Paul MacDuffie in Harvard Business Review

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John Paul MacDuffie, Director of the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI) at the Mack Institute, recently co-authored a Harvard Business Review article titled “How to Drive Value Your Way” with London Business School faculty member Michael G. Jacobides. In this blog post, the authors share a preview ofRead More

John Paul MacDuffie on Hybrids and Electric Cars

Wharton Mack Center core team member John Paul MacDuffie sees tomorrow’s roadways replete with hybrid and electric options, autonomous vehicles and more. MacDuffie, who is co-director of the International Motor Vehicle Program (IMVP), calls electric vehicles “part of our automotive future.” A recent Knowledge@Wharton article observes that such a developmentRead More