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Written by The Boston Consulting Group
DETROIT, Jan. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Self-driving and electric cars will help create more than 100,000 US mobility industry jobs in the coming decade, including up to 30,000 jobs for engineers with degrees in computer-related subjects. But the demand could be as much as six times the expected number of such graduates, exacerbating the industry’s already significant talent shortage, according to research from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Detroit Mobility Lab (DML).
Cars of the future will be very different from today’s automobiles. By 2030, more than 20% of them will have plug-in hybrid or battery-powered electric engines, and more than 10% will be self-driving, excluding partially autonomous cars. As cars and other forms of mobility become more complex, they will require engineers with more sophisticated systems-level skills, according to BCG and DML.