The industry-led New Automation Innovation and Growth Team (NAIGT) has outlined its 20-year vision for the
According to the report, government ambivalence and ‘lack of overt, consistent, strategic support’ have damaged the reputation of the
This problem, compounded by the market conditions, has led to the loss of thousands of jobs in the
The main concerns of the report are the ‘hollowing out’ of the
Despite current economic difficulties, NAIGT has stressed that focussing on short-term solutions would be counter productive to improving the
Key areas of development in the report include long-term goals of establishing a joint industry/government automotive council to develop a strategic framework and setting up a pilot to develop and demonstrate new low-carbon personal transportation systems.
In support of this, the report highlights a series of recommendations for the government to take onboard.
These include creating a transformed business environment in the
Economics and business minister Ian Pearson said: ‘I welcome the publication of this report and would like to thank all involved from the automotive industry, academia and the wider stakeholder community for their substantial contribution to this project.
‘The NAIGT rightly emphasises the importance of the automotive industry to the
‘It also recognises that to secure this position for the long term, the