The mobility survey launched earlier this year is part of the newly rebranded Mobility page. As well as providing insights, it can be used to answer important business questions such as, what are the prospects for transport spending in the next 12 months, how do consumers perceive autonomous vehicles and what are the different purchase channels of cars? The report digs deeper into some of these business questions and highlights the key uses of the survey.
The mobility survey has a full range of data covering vehicle ownership, transportation and commuting, autonomous vehicles, and shopping and spending. It can answer important business questions such as what is the proportion of people owning electric vehicles or how people perceive autonomous vehicle technologies.
In 2020, 77% of global respondents had a licence to drive. Developed economies generally have a higher share of the population with a driver’s licence. For example, among the top 10 countries with the highest percentage of the population with a driver's licence, seven were developed markets.
Consumer purchases of automobiles or public transport tickets are still largely done offline or in-store. For example, in the last 12 months 28% of all automobile purchases were made in store, while 17% and 16% were made using a computer/ tablet and a smartphone, respectively. Also, one third of all global respondents never buy their public transport tickets online, while 40% do so less than monthly.
63% of global respondents commute on most days of the week. When looking at national differences, Asian countries show a strong tendency in favour of commuting. For example, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan all recorded over 70% of respondents commuting five or more times per day - the highest figures among the 38 countries surveyed.
39% of respondents were concerned about their safety in an autonomous or self-driving car, while only 23% were comfortable at the global level. However, when considering national differences, respondents in India were most keen on autonomous vehicles, with 37% citing that they would be comfortable in a self-driving car.
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