Digital innovations and disruptive mobility - hype or reality?

The 2020s are predicted to be a decade of transformation for urban mobility. There are at least six forces that are expected to disrupt the urban mobility landscape. From self-driving vehicles and the sharing economy, through to vehicle electrification, mobile computing, the Internet of Things and blockchain technologies, each of these trends is quite significant on its own. But the convergence and coming together of their disruptive forces is what will create real value and provide urban mobility innovations. Once converged, they will enhance the travel experience for millions of people and businesses every day.

But how will the future of transport look in the coming years, with autonomous on-demand shared electric vehicles?

  • Will personal ownership of cars decline, giving way to urber-style fleet-operated shared vehicles?

  • Will mobility be offered as a subscription service?

  • Will we still be allowed to drive in the future?

  • Are we edging closer to a utopian vision of “zero accidents, zero emissions, and zero car ownership”? What could go wrong?

  • Will there be mass disruption to the existing eco-system beyond urban mobility? What impacts will vehicle automation and electrification have on jobs, the oil industry and taxation systems?

  • Are we ready for the next stage?