Reflect on this...at some point a customer will interface with a touch screen and close a deal on a vehicle in a showroom. Similar to a self check out in a grocery store.
Sounds totally far fetched, considering the disparate software that is currently in most showrooms.
Imagine for a moment Watson from IBM takes over the entire showroom activity with a touch screen, and a human assistant to guide the customer along.
Totally crazy...off the wall...
AV's deserve an autonomous showroom...again off the wall.
Lets look at a few points in no particular order.
- Everyone has a consistent showroom process (or they wish they did).
- A consistent process is like an assembly line with robots.
- A bunch of decisions are made with the assistance of software.
- Numerous software entities are working towards "software closing and processing a deal".
But the metal must resonate...agreed.
- With the ever increasing popularity of utility vehicles (a box with a turbocharged 4 cylinder).
- We all know that utility vehicles are lifestyle oriented with a brief shelf life.
- When it comes to utility vehicles "how much must the metal resonate?"
Its absolutely far fetched, and looming on the horizon.