Global megatrends and business challenges are transforming the automotive industry. The German flagship industry has been pushed by scandals and a sense of "slowed euphoria in e-mobility". Changing customer needs, new mobility concepts, stricter regulatory compliance, and cutting-edge technologies and processes are leading to new business models and a fundamentally different understanding of mobility - from car manufacturer to integrated mobility provider. These challenges must be mastered in order to be perceived as a pioneer industry in the future as well. For the COST ENGINEERING OF THE FUTURE, this also means big changes. This whitepaper will give you an overview of the possible challenges. First, however, we’ll conduct an analysis of the automotive sector.