McKinsey and Company has an interesting view on the future of mobility.
To view a city from above is to observe a world in motion. Trains carry people to and from work; taxis circulate in abstract patterns; trucks deliver goods and carry away garbage; pedestrians hustle down city blocks; cyclists zip through traffic. Mobility is the lifeblood of our cities and essential for urban life. And it is changing.
Several megatrends are set to take off over the next decade:
- Electric Vehicles
- Shared Mobility
- Self Driving Vehicles
These megatrends, coupled with distributed power generation, urbanisation of the global population and hugh investments in public transport will transform todays mobility systems.
How this develops is depending on how innovative technologies are adapted in different (urban) areas and what the income-leve is of the society.