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Reimagining mobility: A CEO’s guide

– No industry or executive is immune to the profound implications of mobility’s second great inflection point. Here’s what you need to know now.
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New carmaker on the block: Byton’s CEO on China’s car of the future

– Carsten Breitfeld, an industry veteran turned disruptor, explains how his Chinese-conceived, globally oriented start-up is tuned... for the emerging mobility transformation. 
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Snapshots of the global mobility revolution

– How will regional variations in China, Europe, Brazil, India, and the United States reshape cars, carmakers, and the automotive... “user experience”?
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The trends transforming mobility’s future

– Mobility as we know it is about to change. A handful of trends will largely determine the benefits—and costs—for business... and society.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Powering mobility’s future: An interview with WiTricity’s Alex Gruzen

– A leader at the forefront of wireless electricity explains why cars are going electric, electric is going wireless, and the mobility... ecosystem is headed for major change.

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Tech-enabled transformation: The trillion-dollar opportunity for industrials

– Applying digital, analytics, and IoT technologies is worth over a trillion dollars of value for industrial companies. To capture that value, however, industrial companies need to approach their transformations holistically, not in the piecemeal manner that we often see.

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A long-term vision for the European automotive industry

– Technological disruption is redefining mobility globally. How can Europe capitalize on its past successes to shape the emerging... mobility ecosystem and craft an even more successful future?
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Reserve a seat—the future of mobility is arriving early

– What happened in 2018, and what can we expect in 2019?
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Lubes growth opportunities remain despite switch to electric vehicles

– Lubricating oils have traditionally been one of the most attractive areas in the oil and gas value chain, but disruption is on... the horizon with the rise of electrification in the transport sector.
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Profiling tomorrow’s trendsetting car buyers

– Our latest survey offers a glimpse of the customers who will set the pace in the future auto market: young, urban, tech smart,... and adept at mobility.
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Rebooting Japan’s mobility market

– Digital players are revamping the country’s taxi industry. These developments could have implications for other places facing... similar economic, demographic, and regulatory trends.
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Setting the framework for car connectivity and user experience

– The connectivity experience of drivers and passengers will soon be transformed, with the potential for significant value creation.... Here is a framework to measure progress.
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Fast transit: Why urban e-buses lead electric-vehicle growth

– Looking for the most successful electric-vehicle segment? Take the e-bus.
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How OEMs can succeed in digitized rail infrastructure

– Our research offers a comprehensive picture of the rail-infrastructure-technology industry—and a road map for rolling stock... and rail infrastructure OEMs looking to craft a strategic response to the current megatrends digitization, connectivity, and autonomous-operation technology.
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A blueprint for successful digital transformations for automotive suppliers

– Leaders in the automotive-supply sector are mastering six elements of successful digital transformation—and reaping the... rewards.
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Ready for inspection: The automotive aftermarket in 2030

– Electric vehicles, connected cars, and e-commerce, among other trends, may lead to redistribution of 30 to 40 percent of aftermarket... profits along the value chain and change the industry landscape in the next 10 to 20 years. What are you doing to prepare?
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Charging ahead: Electric-vehicle infrastructure demand

– Access to efficient charging could become a roadblock to electric-vehicle uptake. Let’s look at the numbers and costs behind... the problem.
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Boosting car incentive effectiveness

– With car incentives at record levels, automakers need a better way to manage this spending, starting at the dealer.
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The future of mobility in India’s passenger-vehicle market

– Incumbents in the automotive industry should prepare for a changing landscape as India grows into the world’s third-largest... passenger-vehicle market and global trends disrupt the sector.
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Lithium and cobalt: A tale of two commodities

– What does the rise of electric vehicles mean for two critical raw materials that go into their batteries—and for the players... in this ecosystem?
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Is the Solow Paradox back?

– Digitization isn’t stimulating productivity growth—yet.
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What’s ahead for food processing and handling?

– The sector has seen a recent resurgence. But to grow amid technological change and the global market’s shifting demands,... companies can’t rest on their laurels.
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