Managing Director & Senior Partner; Global Leader, Automotive & Mobility Practice
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.
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 partner with cities around the world to solve urban mobility problems. BCG works with automotive industry clients and providers of emerging mobility technologies to help shape mobility solutions for people and goods, bring them to market, and embed them in cities’ mobility strategies.
Around the world, urban mobility problems contribute to pollution, safety concerns, and disparities in job, health care, and education access. To solve these problems, mobility strategies must integrate with a host of emerging mobility technologies, be customized to a locale, and account for such key factors as population density, public transport options, and street network type.
Automobile manufacturing is moving from a focus on hardware to one on software. This means that cars will operate more like smartphones, providing over-the-air connectivity, guidance, and upgradability and boosting productivity for travelers.
Self-driving cars and robotaxis—in the form of shared, autonomous, electric vehicles and autonomous mobility on demand—promise to help unlock discretionary income and overcome pollution, parking, and safety issues.
Shared mobility includes ride-pooling and ride-hailing apps, car sharing, and micromobility with e-scooters and bicycles. It is most fully achieved by mobility as a service approaches and apps that allow users to plan, book, and pay for the best point-to-point travel across modes.
BCG’s Center for Mobility Innovation collaborated with Detroit and a conglomerate of local public and private stakeholders to help improve mobility in the city. Over a 12 week innovation sprint, partner organizations brainstormed more than 100 ideas for tackling Detroit’s mobility challenges. The options were whittled down to six projects that ran as 12 month pilots, ranging from a revolutionary car-sharing approach to dynamically-scheduled public transportation.
We’ve modeled mobility scenarios in dozens of cities around the world and have worked one-on-one with many of these cities to put mobility solutions in place. In Paris, we helped city leaders develop a new mobility strategy with the goal of reinventing mobility in the city by 2030. In Tongzhou, we created a ten-point action plan designed to create a smart city that deploys shared mobility, autonomous mobility, and mobility as a service. And in Boston, we partnered with the World Economic Forum and municipal leaders to assess Boston’s mobility status and conduct simulations using autonomous mobility.
Our Center for Mobility Innovation works with leaders in the automotive, transportation and logistics, and mobility industries, including governments, new and incumbent mobility providers, investors, and other stakeholders. Recent client success includes designing a car-sharing company with a leading insurer, conceptualizing a peer-to-peer e-scooter company with a leading automotive supplier, collaborating with a leading vehicle manufacturer on a sharing program for electric LCVs, and formulating strategy for a mobility service provider to drive top- and bottom-line growth.
BCG has a comprehensive view on the consumer and industry value pools and business model archetypes across the mobility ecosystem.
This tool helps ideate and design mobility solutions that address city-specific frictions by bringing together local mobility stakeholders and city administrations.
BCG taps data and simulations to create city archetypes and forecasts that predict the uptake and share of various modes of mobility within a city or region.
We bring our detailed data and deep insight to help mobility providers and governments evaluate the implications of various battery demand scenarios.
BCG is proud to partner with our clients, specialty partners, and with other organizations seeking to advance mobility solutions, including:
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