Our Insights on Future Mobility

Facing digital disruption in mobility as a traditional auto player

December 2017 – OEMs and suppliers can compete—but it won’t be easy. Focusing on four dimensions will be crucial.
Facing digital disruption in mobility as a traditional auto player
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Artificial intelligence as auto companies’ new engine of value

– What opportunities does AI open up for mobility, and how can OEMs capture them in the short and long run?
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Analyzing start-up and investment trends in the mobility ecosystem

– How can companies identify—and source—the technologies that will be critical for crafting a strategy to keep up in the shifting... automotive landscape?
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Hydrogen: The next wave for electric vehicles?

– Battery electric vehicles are making headlines, but fuel cells are gaining momentum—with good reason. Hydrogen could play a vital... role in the renewable-energy system and in future mobility.
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Autonomous-driving disruption: Technology, use cases, and opportunities

– Executives in the automotive industry can keep pace with advances in autonomous driving by closely tracking developments.
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How advanced industrial companies should approach artificial-intelligence strategy

– Leaders need to determine what AI can do for their company by looking at potential applications and scenarios and then building... their approach around those findings.
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Public–private collaborations for transforming urban mobility

– Partnerships that let cities take advantage of new mobility services should make urban transportation more accessible, affordable,... and efficient.
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What US consumers think of shared mobility

– As ride hailing and ride sharing grow more common, a new survey offers insights into shifting attitudes and behavior.
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Trends in electric-vehicle design

– What did we learn from a teardown and benchmarking of ten EV models?
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Riding China’s huge, high-flying car market

– Few car markets in history have risen so far so fast. Here’s a peek under the hood at what’s driving China’s automotive future.
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How mobility players can compete as the automotive revolution accelerates

– What is required to navigate the emerging personal-mobility landscape in an uncertain future?
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Gauging the disruptive power of robo-taxis in autonomous driving

– The self-driving taxi could ultimately take the global auto industry on a wild ride. Our use-case approach reveals why.
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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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The future of mobility in India: Challenges and opportunities for the auto component industry

– The Indian automotive industry has started to experience the effects of the global disruption. Electrification is of particular... importance, and might significantly impact auto component manufacturers.
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What’s sparking electric-vehicle adoption in the truck industry?

– Commercial fleets could go electric rapidly. Understanding total cost of ownership and focusing on specific cases is critical.
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Savvy and sophisticated: Meet China’s evolving car buyers

– Our 2017 survey of Chinese auto consumers shows they’re demanding more from carmakers. How can companies keep up with shifts in... this must-win market?
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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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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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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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China’s electric-vehicle market plugs in

– China has emerged as a leader in both the supply of—and demand for—electric vehicles.
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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.
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Self-driving car technology: When will the robots hit the road?

– As cars achieve initial self-driving thresholds, some supporters insist that fully autonomous cars are around the corner. But... the technology tells a (somewhat) different story.
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Mobility trends: What’s ahead for automotive semiconductors

– New mobility trends are diversifying demand for automotive semiconductors. Here’s what companies need to know about new opportunities.
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How shared mobility will change the automotive industry

– While sharing cars likely means slower growth of vehicle sales, it also suggests strong new opportunities for automakers, suppliers,... and many more mobility players.
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Shifting gears in cybersecurity for connected cars

– To secure products across the supply chain, the automotive sector must develop new ways to collaborate.
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Electrifying insights: How automakers can drive electrified vehicle sales and profitability

– Automakers face a difficult challenge: They must strike the right balance between selling enough electrified vehicles (EVs) to... comply with tightening regulatory fleet emissions and fuel economy targets, while preventing the incremental cost of adding costly battery packs to their vehicles from cannibalizing corporate profits. To compound matters, automakers cannot afford to lose focus on combustion engine models, which are often more profitable. Against this backdrop, our latest report provides fresh insights and potential solutions.
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How the convergence of automotive and tech will create a new ecosystem

– As the high-tech and automotive worlds merge—with four disruptive technology trends driving change—a complex ecosystem is creating... new rules for success.
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Will car users share their personal data?

– Surveyed consumers in China, Germany, and the United States say yes, if they see value in return.
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An integrated perspective on the future of mobility

– A number of social, economic, and technological trends will work together to disrupt mobility, potentially creating three new... urban models by 2030.
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Monetizing car data

– Cars generate data about how they are used, where they are, and who's behind the wheel. But how can industry players in the evolving... automotive ecosystem turn these data into valuable products and services?
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Self-driving cars and the future of the auto sector

– Autonomous vehicles seem to be inevitable. But what does that mean for car manufacturers, consumers, and safety?
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Shifting gears: Insurers adjust for connected-car ecosystems

– Insurance companies seek to deliver enhanced products and services by investing in new technologies and partnering with others... in the smart-car environment.
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Creating value from car data

– Increasingly connected and autonomous vehicles will generate enormous amounts of data. Here’s what that may mean for consumers... and the industry’s business model.
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Urban mobility 2030: Berlin

– Mobility is a basic requirement of modern society and a driver of innovation and growth. We examine how Berlin, Germany's largest... city, can profit from intelligent mobility solutions.
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Capturing the advanced driver-assistance systems opportunity

– New automotive active-safety systems could provide a route to autonomous cars. Yet the auto industry has work to do to convert... consumer interest in these features into actual adoptions.
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Disruptive trends that will transform the auto industry

– Technology-driven trends will revolutionize how industry players respond to changing consumer behavior, develop partnerships,... and drive transformational change.
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How carmakers can compete for the connected consumer

– Connectivity and automation are transforming the car industry. Our new report, based on an extensive consumer survey, provides... a road map for success.
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Full speed ahead: How the driverless car could transform cities

– Self-driving cars are not just about a hands-free driving experience. Their emergence points to an urban transformation that will... change the way people navigate, access information, and interact with one another.
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Ten ways autonomous driving could redefine the automotive world

– The development of self-driving, or autonomous, vehicles is accelerating. Here’s how they could affect consumers and companies.