Realizing the Future of Mobility

The Center for Mobility Innovation works with clients around the world to navigate this space of rapid change and new challenges such as congestion and pollution. We help our partners identify areas for action and launch new mobility concepts. And we secure lasting results for the public and private sectors. Learn about our mission.

The last great revolution in mobility was the invention of the internal combustion engine, which fueled Henry Ford’s monochromatic fleet of automobiles. Mobility today is a much more colorful, crowded, and complicated affair: new challenges and technologies are arising all the time within and beyond automotive—and they are paving the way for the next great revolution in mobility.

These emerging mobility technologies present tremendous potential for safety and accessibility improvements in urban mobility—but only if the public and private sectors work together to adopt them in a thoughtful and balanced way. For example, care must be taken to ensure that autonomous vehicles do not inadvertently intensify gridlock or cannibalize funding for public-sector transit.

BCG’s extensive resources—delivered by experts in our Center for Mobility Innovation—help our clients in the public and private sectors shape the future of mobility. We work to create frameworks for autonomous mobility and shared mobility, to transition to electric vehicles, and to conceptualize and deliver the infrastructure that makes mobility as a service (MaaS) possible. As a hub of cross-sector expertise, we bring the best of BCG’s automotive; infrastructure, cities, and transport; and public sector expertise to our clients.

Today’s Mobility Challenges and Opportunities

Around the world, particularly in urban areas, travel is an issue. Among the urban mobility problems: Congestion leaves people stuck in traffic. Pollution levels climb. Traffic accidents and fatalities occur at high rates. And mobility options are not equitable—many people are not able to easily access jobs, education, or health care.

Urban Mobility Faces Many Challenges

To solve these problems, the public and private sectors must work together to formulate a mobility strategy that integrates with a host of emerging mobility technologies, is customized to a locale, and accounts for such key factors as population density, public transport options, and street network type. The suite of opportunities and solutions BCG delivers follows what’s known as CASE logic:

Realizing the Future of Mobility