McKinsey Center for Future Mobility® (MCFM)

McKinsey Center for Future Mobility® (MCFM)

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

Article

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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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.
Article

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.
Article

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.
Article

Trends in electric-vehicle design

– What did we learn from a teardown and benchmarking of ten EV models?

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
Serves global automotive and mobility companies as a core leader of our Automotive & Assembly Practice and leads our global urban-mobility team

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Combining design with data to reimagine ridesharing

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