Megatrends impacting the mobility of the future
Technology advances, demographic changes, and mobility imperatives are combining in a perfect storm, launching the traditional automotive industry into unprecedented disruption. The new mantra is Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared. Together, they are incubating unique ecosystems, business models and value chains.The once successful hardware/products/components centred approach is floundering. Enabled by powerful digital technologies, the axis is shifting to services/software/solutions.
In this context, connected vehicles are creating exciting whitespace opportunities for multiple participants at multiple levels. A uni-dimensional, one-size-fits-all approach is obsolete. Personalisation, made possible by connected technologies, is the next big game changer. Car as a marketplace—from which you can order and pay for your coffee, fuel or even parking – will soon become a reality.
Autonomous technologies are triggering disruption in traditional supply chain and logistics models. The promise of improved productivity and efficiency for the transport and logistics sector are highlighting the potential for autonomous technologies in hub-to-hub long transit, inner city delivery, and first and last mile delivery.
Flying cars, hyperloops, hypersonic jets and space crafts are turbo-charging toward commercialisation. The automotive industry, adjacent industries and endusers are already bracing for the massive upheaval that will accompany instantaneous mobility modes that transcend time, space and speed. Non-traditional entrants are jettisoning old approaches with compelling out-of-the-box ideas. Industry players, backed by bold, new business models, are accelerating a vision of integrated, intelligent, and multimodal mobility. Smart and sustainable mobility technologies are targeting a vision of zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion.