Changes in the way people travel over the next few decades – such as car sharing and the establishment of autonomous vehicles - will provide significant challenges for the automotive aftermarket, according to a keynote speaker at AAPEX 2017 in Las Vegas. Neal Ganguli, automotive supplier consulting leader at Deloitte Consulting, talked of “disruptive consumer, economic and technology trends”. “What is unique right now is that several key ones that drive transformation – consumer preferences, regulatory forces, economics, and technological advancement – are converging together, and that has the potential to drive huge transformation,” he went on. When it came to shared mobility, this could be good news for reman, with greater utilisation driving more frequent parts maintenance, replacement and servicing. In the US, Ganguli believes there will be an increase in total miles travelled, and a decline in overall vehicle sales, with faster shifts toward autonomous vehicles and shared vehicles in urban centres.