At NRI, consultants from various NRI offices/regions work together to promote consulting and
independent research activities for major industries. These working teams are called
“GPG = Global Practice Group”.
Among GPG, the automotive group has the largest history. It operates in 13 countries and
regions, with a focus on Japan with professional consultants. In a project, NRI assigns the best
consultant based on the customer's needs and provide the best team to support the project.
Major project achievements of GPG-Auto
GPG-Auto international presentations
GPG-Auto conduct independent research on hot issues of automobiles from time to time in addition to project
implementation every year. Members actively present their own research results at international conferences.
We cover a wide range such as interviews, articles, publications, press releases of independent research results, seminar lectures from TV, newspapers and magazines. More than 70 automotive related presentations done in the year 2017.
Collaboration with major research institutes
GPG-Auto actively collaborate with major research institutes in various countries. We do collaborative research presentations with German VDI/VDE-IT (technology/engineering think tank), China CIAD (China International Association for Urban and Rural Development), DRC (Development Research Center of the State Council). We are also studying the implementation of big data analysis to automotive business in collaboration with AutoNavi Information Technology Co., Ltd. (Alibaba Group) in China where digitization is spreading through the Society at a stretch in the private enterprise.
Here from three viewpoints we list the facts achieved through NRI's practice and the subsequent knowledge gained.