Expect OEM consolidation to accelerate within five years, with an anticipated shakeout that will leave as few as five large automakers worldwide and force additional link-ups among suppliers, a new study says. KPMG LLP, an accounting, tax and consulting firm, surveyed 35 top-level automaker and supplier executives in its global research project, revealed at the Detroit auto show. Another key finding: technology will drive automakers to shift attention away from producing cars to meeting ...

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