Automotive as it has evolved over the last 100 years is perceived by many as leading to massive problems over the world. Driven by wealth, urbanization and increasing car-park pollution and congestion, effects have increased globally and need to be addressed.
Technological development seems to offer solutions: electric mobility leads to much cleaner mobility, car sharing will decrease the number of vehicles in use worldwide and autonomous driving will help boost the capacity of streets - whether this is urban or on highways. Really? To assess the impact of those key trends, we have conducted a 360-degree study incorporating perspectives from customers, industry players and regulators. Here's our conclusion:
Transformation of the automotive industry is no longer driven by customers alone - it will be driven by regulation. In light of the further urbanization worldwide, countries and cities, as the main regulators of mobility solutions, are starting to act stricter in order to maintain environments that are worth living in.