Fact 1: Mobility is in a State of Change.
We are not at the beginning, but are already in the midst of a profound change in mobility. Some people may not feel this directly in their everyday lives, but it can be observed every day how new technological solutions (such as e-mobility, connected cars, autonomous driving as well as new vehicle concepts such as e-scooters, cable cars or drones), new mobility services (such as car sharing, ride hailing or car subscription), social changes (such as urbanization, the increasing desire for sustainability or the trend for using instead of owning), and finally political trends (such as tightening emission limits or authorization of additional mobility services) have effectively changed decades old behavioural patterns in some places: for young people, a driving licence is becoming less and less important, in the cities more and more people are giving up their own cars and using mobility services including public transport, municipalities are taking public space back and turning roads and parking spaces into walking and cycling paths, and more and more cars are being electrically powered. And the Corona pandemic has accelerated rather than stopped this change.
Fact 2: Mobility Change Affects Everyone.
So does this change only concern the providers of vehicles and mobility services or the legislators? No – mobility and daily life influence each other. How we as a society want to organize the transport of people and goods holistically in the future involves not only more questions of vehicle technology and its regulation, but also of infrastructure, structural planning and urban planning, the prioritization of public funds and assets, the legal framework – and thus has a clear impact on almost all areas of our private and professional life.
Fact 3: Mobility is More Complex than it Seems.
Mobility is a market and arises from the constant alignment of supply and demand for a wide variety of vehicles and services. What makes it so complex is its closely intertwined and at the same time dynamic framework of individual needs and possibilities, the available technical solutions, the prevailing topographical and climatic conditions, regulatory requirements and societal expectations. That is why every city, region and country but also every company and person need their own solution.
Fact 4: Fast Strategic Decisions are Required.
Whether in the automotive industry, service industry, insurance, administration or whatever business, all this leads to highly relevant questions: Will there still be private vehicles in the cities in the future? In view of teleworking, which role will business travel play? What effect does this have on the selection of potential business partners? Will local transport remain in public hands? Those who wait too long with their strategic decisions here take just as high risks as those who decide quickly without really having understood the correlations.
In order to take the right path without losing touch, profound knowledge of the individual topics and their correlations is required. Where this is not the core competence of your company, professional and competent advice will help.
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