Mobility reshapes smart cities with apps, autonomous connected cars & optimism

The future of mobility is a major change with services, smart cities and autonomous connected cars. As new technologies and social trends transform how people live and travel, companies and governments now have a pivotal opportunity to take advantage of and shape the future, according to the 20th edition of Deloitte Review.

The report outlines several global trends shaping the future of mobility and smart cities.The report highlights ways in which industry lines are blurring and “coopetition” is increasingly becoming the new norm. .The special section is comprised of articles such as:

  • “The rise of mobility as a service: Reshaping how urbanites get around” – In forward-looking cities like Helsinki, Paris, Eindhoven, Gothenburg, Montpellier, Vienna, Hanover, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Singapore and Barcelona, mobility as a service (MaaS) is emerging as the next revolution in urban travel. MaaS relies on a digital platform that integrates end-to-end trip planning and payments.
  • “Making cities smarter: How citizens’ collective intelligence can guide better decision making” – Optimizing physical infrastructure is only part of the smart city story. City planners now have access to a host of new tools that can help them tap the collective wisdom of the citizenry to make better decisions. Data science, behavioral science and digital technologies can give voice to more constituents and help leaders to make their cities not only more efficient, but also better places to live.
  • “The race to autonomous driving: Winning American consumers’ trust” – Deloitte surveyed more than 22,000 consumers in 17 countries as part of its continuous assessment of consumer behavior via its Global Automotive Consumer Insight platform. Among the findings: U.S. consumer interest in advanced vehicle automation has increased, especially among younger generations; however willingness to pay for these technologies has decreased. The survey also found consumers’ preferences vary substantially when looked at through generational and geographic lenses. However, US consumers’ stated willingness to pay for these technologies has decreased over the last two years, putting pressure on original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) looking for ways to build enough value in these features to gain a decent return on their costly R&D efforts. In addition, fewer than half of US consumers surveyed say they trust traditional OEMs to bring fully autonomous vehicles to market, opening the door for new entrants to gain a critical foothold at the nascent stage of this emerging shift in personal mobility.

The special section also includes:

  • “The urban optimist” – A Q&A with Daniel Doctoroff, CEO of Sidewalk Labs and smartcity visionary who passionately advocates that we are at a historic pivot point for cities, as technology enables greater connectivity for higher quality of life at lower cost, while instilling a greater sense of transparency, accountability and community
  • Framing the future of mobility: Using behavioral economics to accelerate consumer adoption” – An analysis of how organizations can use behavioral economics to encourage consumer adoption of new modes of transport
  • The future of mobility: What’s next? Tomorrow’s mobility ecosystem—and how to succeed in it” – An article originally released in September 2016 that presents Deloitte’s overarching framework for the future of mobility

“While industry incumbents and disruptors are making significant moves to shape the future, both sets of players realize that collaboration is the surest path to a value-added role within the ecosystem. A critical first step is understanding what specific roles a company might play, and what capabilities will be required to succeed,” said Scott Corwin, managing director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Future of Mobility practice leader and sponsor of the report.

Read full report.