According to specialists, in the coming years, electric vehicles will require more specialized software, thus resembling more robots than traditional cars. Moreover, they point out that the country is already preparing the necessary talent to produce such units.
Verónica Orendain, Researcher in the electromobility sector, highlighted that in 2023, software already accounts for 30% of the car’s value. “In the future, vehicles will be more like robots or computers,” she said. The Mexican automotive industry is already spearheading efforts to maintain the country’s status as a leading manufacturer amid the transition to electromobility.
National study programs are still lacking adjustments to meet the needs of the electromobility market. For Francisco González, Executive President, INA, however, the country is keeping up with market changes. “We are definitely not lagging behind, nor are we late with curricula. Technology is evolving fast and we are trying to keep up," he stated.
González explained that the aim is not to train talent so that students understand the latest programming applied in electric cars, but to help them learn how programming is done, so that they have the general concept and are able to apply the programming methods that may arise.
Omar Martínez, OE and Aftermarket Manager, INA, said that Mexico has an opportunity to grow towards the transformation of skills that are required in the production of electric vehicles. "New skills related to cybersecurity, programming and artificial intelligence will be soon required. To meet these needs, companies and universities need to collaborate and establish work plans," he commented.
Martínez underscored that even though there is much to be done towards electromobility, Mexico is following the right track. Moreover, Orendain agreed with such affirmation and added that the government has shown openness to work together with the sector. “There is great willingness from governments at the federal and state levels to try to understand the phenomenon of electromobility and to be a part of it," she asserted.