The New Mobility Ecosystem

April 2020

Problems such as congestion and air pollution coupled with changing consumer attitudes to environmental issues and increasing adoption of smartphones, is pushing ahead a new agenda for travel - one focused on connected, autonomous, shared and electric mobility. While the disruption is altering existing business models of automotive makers, it is also leading to a surge of start-ups and other incumbent companies entering the mobility space to build the mobility of the future.

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Key Findings

Four key areas of new mobility

  The new mobility ecosystem is guided by four key areas: connected; autonomous; shared; and electric - this is better known by the mobility acronym, CASE. These are the major areas of investment for governments and businesses.

New mobility may help eradicate undesirable issues

It is hoped that the new mobility ecosystem will help solve important issues such as reducing transport’s carbon footprint, improve the safety of vehicle travel and mitigate congestion issues in cities through the use of shared mobility services.

Focus on selling the journey, not the mode

Mobility-as-a-service, or MaaS, is the new business model appearing in the urban transport. It aims to provide people with an integrated and frictionless way of travelling in a city by making use of all available transport modes. People would either pay-as-you-go or purchase subscriptions.

Fully autonomous vehicles are still a long way away

Fully driverless level 5 cars are still a long way away. It is not just the technological challenge slowing commercial release, people are still hesitant about their safety. Also, no country has yet issued the relevant laws allowing vehicles to travel autonomously, without a human driver.

Battle between Wi-Fi and 5G C-V2X

Connected vehicle technology is on the rise, but a key element of discussion focuses on the battle between internet platforms. Wi-Fi and 5G C-V2X are the two rivals that seek to deliver vehicle-to-vehicle communications. In Europe and North America, Wi-Fi is more popular but is seen as being outdated, while 5G is heralded as a more superior version allowing faster data transmission.

Key findings
What is the new mobility ecosystem?
The need for new mobility: putting facts into perspective
New mobility requires a new perspective on infrastructure and travel
Traffic volume grows as passenger car numbers surge
Overview: connected mobility
Future market trends: connected mobility
Challenges: connected mobility
Smart appliances more popular among the very affluent and young
Case study: Volkswagen
Case study: BMW
Overview: autonomous mobility
Future market trends: autonomous mobility
Challenges: autonomous mobility
People still feel quite hesitant towards autonomous cars
Case study: Waymo
Case study: Toyota
Overview: shared mobility
Future market trends: shared mobility
Challenges: Shared mobility
Developed country consumers more likely to “never” use ride hailing
Case study: Bird Rides Inc.
Case study: Bolt
Some firms are using COVID-19 to generate brand awareness
COVID-19 case study: Revel targets health workers with mopeds
COVID-19 case study: Pony alters business model
Overview: electric mobility
Future market trends: electric mobility
Challenges: e lectric mobility
Wealthy and young more likely to buy electric vehicles
Case study: Tesla
Case study: By d Auto
Post COVID-19 could result in more walking, cycling and personal car use
Key business takeaways
Mobility is changing for the better


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