Almost all of Hong Kong’s nine million inhabitants own an Octopus card. It enables them to pay the bill in restaurants, but also to pay for travel via all forms of public transport. Thereby, the user can easily switch between taxi, subway, bus, ferry or tram. The card is, among others, a reason why passengers in Hong Kong can travel faster from A to B than anywhere else in the world. This is a finding of a recent Arthur D. Little study on the Future of Urban Mobility. In Europe, some cities are now trying to introduce these smart-card solutions including car-sharing-offerings, too. The reason: In Germany, owning a car is dramatically less important to younger people, so shared mobility concepts carry more weight.
Global management consultancy Arthur D. Little has revamped its website to be better display the variety of content and depth of intellectual capacity the firm holds around the future of innovation management. The new-look website acts as a social media platform for Arthur D. Little and is part of a wider communications strategy the company has decided to follow.
Marking its 125th anniversary, Arthur D. Little has released the latest edition of its corporate magazine, Prism. The new edition is available in print, on the iPad and via the website. It contains insights about three domains where systemic innovation could unlock enormous value for citizens, business and governments.
Premium manufacturers such as BMW expect record earnings for the current year and continue to show optimism. Even for a possible downturn BMW seems to be forearmed, says a speaker of the Munich-based company. And this is exactly what looms in China: The findings of a recent Arthur D. Little-study reveal that this lucrative growth market in China will shrink from its current 15 per cent to 7 per cent in 2013. Initial indicators of this coming downturn are the rebates that Audi, Daimler and BMW must grant Chinese customers in order to lure them into the sales rooms.
Arthur D. Little’s latest viewpoint entitled ‘The Future of Urban Mobility: Towards networked, multimodal cities of 2050,’ recommends that cities must implement one of following three strategies, dependent on their location and maturity, to meet the urban mobility challenge: network the transportation system, fundamentally redesign mobility systems and to establish a sustainable mobility core.
Research and analysis undertaken by Wilhelm Lerner, Partner for Strategy and Organisation at Arthur D. Little, found that approximately 70% of the world’s population will live in a city by 2050, causing problems for urban mobility systems. Arthur D. Little’s latest viewpoint entitled ‘The Future of Urban Mobility: Towards networked, multimodal cities of 2050,’ identifies solutions and technologies available to meet today’s mobility challenges.
Arthur D. Little’s latest viewpoint entitled ‘The Future of Urban Mobility: Towards networked, multimodal cities of 2050,’ found Hong Kong’s transport networks to be the best out of 66 influential cities. Amsterdam, London and Stockholm also topped the league table.
Based on an analysis by Arthur D. Little, Middle Eastern airports have posted above average growth rates in the past several years. Arthur D. Little says the upward trend in passenger throughput is mainly due to the continued expansion of the Gulf’s ‘big three’ global airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar airways.
Arthur D. Little’s latest viewpoint entitled ‘The Future of Urban Mobility: Towards networked, multimodal cities of 2050,’ identifies three strategies that cities need to implement to meet the urban mobility challenge: Network the system, rethink the system and establish sustainable core.
125 years have passed since the first innovation management company was established. In these years, Arthur D. Little has played a pivotal role in almost all major innovations that have changed the world. As a leader in linking strategy, technology and innovation, Arthur D. Little believes the future of innovation management and successful business lies in five key aspects: customer-based innovation, proactive business model innovation, frugal innovation, high-speed/low-risk innovation and integrated innovation.