Flexible Mobility and a System to Integrate Mobility Services
EY used this year’s Geneva auto show to highlight two technologies designed for the future of personal mobility.
One is a self-driving, electric “skateboard” platform developed by Rinspeed, the Swiss mobility lab. Randy Miller, EY’s global automotive and transportation sector leader, notes that the platform that can used for everything from hauling freight to providing a mobile work environment or lifestyle pod.
But who would own such pods, and how will providers integrate the operation, payments and responsibilities of multi-modal transportation systems? Philipp Schartau, EY’s director of innovation and growth points to EY Tesseract, a new management platform that uses blockchain technology to track those questions and more.
Learn more at ey.com/futureofmobility.
Continental, an automotive supplier that has a deep engineering bench, is making a huge organizational change, one that Dr. Elmar Degenhart, chairman of the executive board, explains is necessary because, as he puts it, “The industry is changing at a high pace, so we have to change, too.”
While at the Tokyo Motor Show this week various vehicle manufacturers were showing off all manner of cars and crossovers and transportation devices that typically had to do with something autonomous, connected and/or electrified (ACE, as CAR’s Brett Smith categorizes this burgeoning field), the guys from Chevy were in El Segundo, California, showing off a different take on what can best be described as “toys for boys”—boys who do or don’t have driver’s licenses.
Mazda, the Little Car Company That Can, has been working on a number of important fronts of late.