Vehicle architectures and powertrains are evolving, presenting both opportunities and challenges for automakers, industry newcomers and the supply chain.

Electrified propulsion will require a new technology road map to safety, greater efficiency and longer range. It will also require consumer buy-in.

Meanwhile, development of connected and autonomous vehicles continues, posing another slew of challenges for the industry to tackle.

All of these were major topics outlined during SAE International's WCX Digital Summit held virtually last week. Here are some highlights.

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