Greetings, dear curious minds,
Numerous companies, some of them big players in the automotive world, approach me with burning questions. They all seek insights into what lies ahead. For us. For them.
So, let me share with you some exciting thoughts about the future of the automotive industry. Brace yourself, as this isn’t your ordinary business forecast!
First, we must zoom out and consider the bigger picture. It’s not just about profit margins and market share; it’s about something grander—ensuring the highest well-being for all while preserving the precious planet we call home. We need a radical shift in how we do things, and that shift comes in the form of data-driven, smart ecosystems.
Imagine a world where ecosystems, like living organisms, generate maximum value for everyone involved, from the companies participating to the end-users, all while minimizing their impact on the environment. A symbiotic dance between various parameters, where harmony reigns, and future generations can thrive.
We all want to get from point A to B fast and easy, but how can we achieve optimal mobility without trashing our planet? Here comes the game-changer: ecosystem approaches that sync supply and demand, while maximizing all available resources.
Picture this—every vehicle is a data-collection sensor, connected to a platform that weaves together this vast web of information. The platform processes this treasure trove of data and activates it into the most optimal mobility offering. We’re talking about minimal resource utilization and dynamic equilibrium. Gone are the days of individual ownership of vehicles, as they morph into an interconnected, intelligent mobility ecosystem.
The car is evolving into a new breed: ACES. Autonomous, Connected, Electric, and Shared. No, this isn’t science fiction; this is the thrilling future of mobility.
It starts with Electric, which is crucial for breaking free from fossil fuels and aligning cars with the energy ecosystem. Vehicles will become batteries on wheels, contributing to the shift towards renewable energy. Vehicles will be connected and shared. We’re entering an era where individual ownership of mobility becomes ancient history. Sharing is caring, and it’s the key to optimizing energy and mobility for the greater good.
But we’re not there just yet. Many of you may wonder about the timeline—those pivotal moments that redefine history. We call them tipping points. Electric vehicles reached theirs in 2015, and connected cars are having a field day now. Autonomous vehicles are in for a wild ride.
Our infrastructure, built for human-driven vehicles, isn’t quite ready to accommodate these self-driving wonders. Humans can be unpredictable, and robots need to learn to navigate through this chaos. So, the tipping point for autonomous vehicles might be closer to 2030-2035. Only then the full ecosystem of mobility and Shared Mobility as a Service take center stage.