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In “mobility to the max” we create a vision for mobility 10 years from now.
Which brands do you think will be the winners in mobility?
If you were tasked to invest 1 billion Euro into one mobility related investment, where would you invest in (technology, company, concept,..)?
Catherine Moulds – In future, there will be less car owners as driverless vehicles will be everywhere, people pay monthly and annual fee for travel mileage. So autonomous pods would be great investment. I would also like to invest in super speed travel between countries: space flight technology.
Rasmus Valanko – Mobility as a service (MaaS) companies. Finland-based MaaS would be top of my list. Others like Transloc in US would be in the portfolio also. The big idea is to forget everything you think you know about how mobility is organised. Just pull together all the possible available data to get you (or your things) from A to B in the most efficient (defined by you) way possible. No more silos between public transport networks, individually owned vehicles, bikes and infrastructure. One day it might mean a combo of bike and train, another occasion may warrant a shared autonomous vehicle and a plane. No messing about with different tickets or passes, everything on time and seamless.
Alex Silva – The future is already around the corner and the evolution of batteries and materials are enabling amazing new solutions for mobility. I would invest in small flying taxis for short to middle distances inside big cities like the startup Lilium.
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“In 20 years from now mobility will have no negative impact on our planet” How would you respond to this statement?
Over 50% of our members believe that mobility in 20 years will have zero impact on our planet. 25% think there will be still a large negative impact of our movements.
Alex Silva – The odds are positive. Everything that became digital start to evolve exponentially and right now mobility is getting digitized, therefore I’m positive about this time frame of 20 years.
David van de Wall – Mobility without pollution is technically possible. We still accept a certain pollution level, as the cost to reduce this further is per today not yet accepted by the general public.
Mobility will always require energy. This can be generated from sustainable sources. But again, per today we are not willing to pay 2 to 3 times the current energy prices, to create and store enough sustainable energy.
Mobility without environmental impact is not a technical question, but a financial. Energy is per today just to cheap. Pollution, which really is measured in years of human lives, and premature deaths, the same. I do not say I agree with this, or that this is the correct way, but this is what we choose as a society.
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Rasmus Valanko – I agree with Paul. Many brands are doing great things at the moment. However, they are all only just getting started. E.g. VW with Moia (new mobility models), Renault-Nissan Group with their eur8k EV for India, Honda with gas/diesel hybrid, Scania with electrified roads etc… This is a really exciting time to be following the industry. It is very hard to see who the winners will be, especially if you take into consideration the advent of shared autonomous vehicles (will the customer care what brand it is?).