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ICDP produces a wide range of reports, briefings, and other outputs from our collaborative automotive research programmes and related activities around the world. Read below to get up to date on our latest insights.

Micro Outlet

A core part of our recent research has focused on future network needs, and how this will operate as an omni-channel environment.  Read more »

German Economy

ICDP was founded in part to examine and support the move from ‘stock push’ to ‘customer pull’ supply, so from sale of new cars from dealer stock, towards centralised inventory and... Read more »


Across the major European market, total aftermarket volumes are in decline, as a result of a variety of pressures including longer service intervals, improved vehicle reliability ... Read more »


Senior management at both manufacturers and dealer groups alike expect the future role of the dealers to be markedly different to that of today ... Read more »

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September 06, 2017

Delivery of digital services to order

Elon Musk recently said that a set of new capabilities that Tesla plans to introduce will mean that “any Tesla you drive in the world automatically adjusts to you."

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July 31, 2017

From making cars to managing the vehicle asset cycle

In many mature markets, new car ownership is slowly being replaced by leasing and other forms of use.

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May 09, 2017

Adaptation and Survival

As an article earlier this year in The Economist pointed out in reference to globalisation, ‘the biggest business idea of the past three decades is in deep trouble’ [The Economist, 28/01/17)

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January 04, 2017

Mobility for all?

Mobility costs money. The premium on speed of travel means faster modes of transport such as car or train are generally more expensive than slower modes such as bus.

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