McKinsey Center for Future Mobility®

McKinsey Center for Future Mobility®

We are passionate and curious about the emerging opportunities in mobility—bringing together cross-functional expertise to deliver leading-edge insight to help shape the future of mobility-related industries and the public sector.

Our forward-thinking and integrated perspective—covering automotive, cities, freight, infrastructure, last-mile delivery, utilities, and others—helps industry leaders and policy makers lead change and navigate an increasingly autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared future.

Our research areas

Integrated Mobility

A number of social, economic, and technological trends are poised to disrupt urban mobility. By 2030, mobility innovation could radically transform everything from power systems to the use of public space, while simultaneously introducing a new city dynamism. In 50 metropolitan areas, home to 500 million people, integrated mobility systems could produce benefits, including improved safety and reduced pollution, worth up to $600 billion.

Autonomous Driving

Disruptive autonomous-driving technologies will transform the concept of mobility, increase safety, and require business-model changes in many industries as profit pools shift.

Connectivity

As vehicles become increasingly connected, data will unlock new benefits and challenges for customers, automakers, high-tech giants, and a broad array of new companies active in the value chain.

Electrification

Electrified vehicles are nearing an inflection point due to changing consumer attitudes, battery economics, infrastructure, and regulatory policies, creating opportunities for the auto industry.

Shared Mobility

E-hailing, car sharing, and further modes of diverse mobility continue rapid expansion as cost-effective, convenient, and less stressful alternates to vehicle ownership.

70% of the robotaxi market

will be addressable solely with L4 autonomous technology by 2030

40% of consumers

would change car brands for more connectivity

30-40% of car buyers

in the US and EU considered an electrified vehicle purchase in 2016

<1% of total global miles driven

originates from e-hailing trips

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About the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility®

The McKinsey Center for Future Mobility was created to help business leaders and policy makers come to terms with a future that is increasingly autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared. Based in four global hubs (Beijing, Detroit, Munich, and Silicon Valley), our forward thinking and integrated perspective, industry expertise, proprietary research, and global convening power gives us a unique combination of assets to help clients navigate the mobility revolution.

Featured Insights

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The automotive revolution is speeding up

– How fast is disruption reshaping the personal-mobility landscape, and what will new value pools look like as the ecosystem evolves?
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The road to artificial intelligence in mobility—smart moves required

– Is AI all hype? No. But automotive OEMs need to take five steps to overcome challenges and position themselves to succeed.
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Urban commercial transport and the future of mobility

– Commercial traffic clogs city streets, contributes to pollution, and drives up the cost of doing business. But there are many... ways to do better.
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Cracks in the ridesharing market—and how to fill them

– For all of its remarkable growth, ridesharing is still far from ubiquitous. To boost miles traveled, the industry will need new... solutions, including smarter design.
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Dynamics in the global electric-vehicle market

– New research on electric mobility reveals Chinese OEMs produced 43 percent of EVs worldwide in 2016 and highlights other trends... in supply and demand.

Our experts

Philipp Kampshoff

Partner, Houston
Leads the supplier sector of our Automotive & Assembly Practice in the Americas; focuses on large-scale growth and profitability and operational...

Timo Möller

Senior Expert, Cologne
Leads the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility®, focusing on disruptive trends such as vehicle connectivity, autonomous driving, electrification,...

Shannon Bouton

COO of the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment, Detroit
Helps cities and regions create sustainable growth grounded in a fact-based understanding of climate change

Russell Hensley

Partner, Detroit
Serves global automotive companies on strategic and operational transformations and co-leads the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility®

Nicolai Müller

Senior Partner, Cologne
Brings extensive automotive industry expertise that includes helping clients with transformation programs, strategy and organizational initiatives...

Eric Hannon

Partner, Frankfurt
Provides expertise in circular economy, product development, and other operations-related areas to help clients transform their organizations...

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