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McKinsey Center for Future Mobility®

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 road to seamless urban mobility

– Will the coming mobility revolution make urban traffic better, or worse?
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Down but not out: How automakers can create value in an uncertain future

– After delivering record profits in 2017, global automakers have faced several challenges over the past 12 months. Can the industry... find a sustainable path to value creation in this disruptive environment?
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Israel: Hot spot for future mobility technologies

– Here’s why the Israeli autotech ecosystem is set to play an important role in the future automotive industry.
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How automakers can master new mobility

– The European automotive industry finds itself in a changing market that is showing signs of slowing down. How can OEMs scale up... e-mobility at the same time?
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Expanding electric-vehicle adoption despite early growing pains

– The latest analysis of our Electric Vehicle Index shows the global electric-light-vehicle industry continues to make solid progress.... To accelerate growth further, several hurdles need to be overcome.
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Development in the mobility technology ecosystem—how can 5G help?

– Technology-driven ecosystems are emerging in the automotive industry. Here’s what companies need to know about the new automotive... technology stack, the players driving this transformation, and the issues they are grappling with.
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How will changes in the automotive-component market affect semiconductor companies?

– The rise of domain control units (DCUs) will open new opportunities for semiconductor companies.

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Where the auto industry of today imagines the rides of tomorrow

– In this new lab, manufacturers, entertainment companies, and others are working together to create the transportation experiences of the future.

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