The Road to a New World of Mobility

The automotive industry is racing into a new world of mobility, even as it manages to recover from the pandemic and continues with the traditional business model of designing, manufacturing, selling, servicing, and financing cars. The shift to more sustainable energy and the drive for more livable cities are increasing the need for convenient, fast, reliable, and cost-effective transportation. Megatrends such as connectivity, autonomous driving, and electrification, along with changing customer preferences, are shaping the industry and the world of mobility in real time.

Future “smart cities” need mobility concepts beyond individual transportation based on owning a vehicle. The paradigm is shifting from optimizing traffic flows toward bringing people to where they want or need to be, using all possible mobility service options.

Electrification and alternative drivetrain concepts change supply chains and the role of suppliers. They are introducing new brands and players that disrupt the variety of models in the market –driving new challenges and opportunities for warranty, aftermarket, and resale activities.

Autonomous cars free the driver from just driving and open up a wide range of opportunities to use the gained time for learning, fun, communication, and consumption. Autonomous options for “delivering” goods and services can help reduce congestion and increase utilization patterns of vehicles. With shared autonomous vehicles, mobility solutions become more cost-effective than owning a car.

Data “emissions” from connected vehicles help manufacturers understand and predict the behavior and preferences of their passengers. This means new opportunities to monetize information and optimize the driver experience and traffic infrastructure. In addition, the importance of electronic components with their correspondingly shorter lifecycle is driving the need for modular vehicles.

Smart Mobility and Transformation

Emerging business models in the automotive industry provide complementary and alternative solutions to vehicle purchasing and leasing. These new business models focus on value delivered to the customers and provide flexible and convenient choices for buying and leasing automobiles, along with other mobility-related services. Automotive companies need to be able to support subscription or other new mobility-as-a-service models as part of a seamless business network and take into accountthe total impact from environmental and sustainability perspectives.
Subscription Contracts
Consuming Digital Offerings
Monitoring Usage Data

Connected Cars

Vehicles are becoming more intelligent and connected. Increasingly, they act as a platform for delivering new applications and services and provide a constant feedback loop to the manufacturer. However, current processes and information systems around the vehicle and its usage are siloed and disconnected. The different stakeholders have relied on the model of "request/receive," which is no longer efficient. Large amounts of data need to be continuously exchanged asynchronously with OEMs, mobility service companies, automotive suppliers, dealers, service providers, and end customers.To effectively implement new business processes and realize new monetization streams across the automotive value chain, stakeholders need access to the same, up-to-date, consistent vehicle information. This enables collaboration and innovation –so that the business potential for digital services can be realized

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