Technology advances, demographic changes, and mobility imperatives are combining in a perfect storm, launching the traditional automotive industry into unprecedented disruption. The new mantra is Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared. Together, they are incubating unique ecosystems, business models and value chains.

The once successful hardware/products/components centred approach is floundering. Enabled by powerful digital technologies, the axis is shifting to services/software/solutions.

Customer attitudes toward vehicle usership and ownership of personal modes of mobility are transforming dramatically. Access to, rather than ownership of, mobility assets is becoming more common. Simultaneously, the concept of individual vehicle ownership is yielding ground to notions of shared mobility.

Innovative vehicle subscription based ownership models are meeting diverse mobility needs even while opening up the prospect of multiple monetisation opportunities for a wide range of stakeholders – car manufacturers, dealerships, maintenance and repair companies, insurance firms, technology startups, AI companies, lending companies, concierge operators – from a single car.

Meanwhile, connected vehicles are also creating exciting whitespace opportunities for multiple participants at multiple levels. A unidimensional, onesize-fits-all approach is obsolete. Personalisation, made possible by connected technologies, is the next big game changer. Car as a marketplace—from which you can order and pay for your coffee, fuel or even parking – will soon become a reality.

Autonomous technologies are triggering disruption in traditional supply chain and logistics models. The promise of improved productivity and efficiency for the transport and logistics sector; faster deliveries for customers; and better outcomes for online retail giants are highlighting the potential for autonomous technologies in hub-to-hub long transit, inner city delivery, and first and last mile delivery.

Online retailing is the new battleground. Many car manufacturers are selling their vehicles online, either through their own portals or through third party aggregators. Monetisation of car data has become a lucrative revenue stream, with several business models centered on this idea.

Predictable forms of mobility – air, water, rail and road – are expanding to embrace exhilarating possibilities in the 3rd, 4th and 5th dimensions. Flying cars, hyperloops, hypersonic jets and space crafts are turbo-charging toward commercialisation. The automotive industry, adjacent industries and endusers are already bracing for the massive upheaval that will accompany instantaneous mobility modes that transcend time, space and speed.

Non-traditional entrants are jettisoning old approaches with compelling out-of-the-box ideas. Industry players, backed by bold, new business models, are accelerating a vision of integrated, intelligent, and multimodal mobility. Smart and sustainable mobility technologies are targeting a vision of zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion.

In our pursuit of better understanding where, why, and how such disruptive transformation will occur, we have identified themes that, we believe, will define the future of mobility. The sessions are meant to stimulate ideas, provoke action and enable stakeholders to distill insights that will make them leaders, rather than followers, of change.

Some new and hot topics we will cover include:

  • Smart City
  • Connected & Autonomous Vehicle
  • Electric Vehicle
  • Future of Freight Mobility

Join us at our Intelligent Mobility event which will bring together industry leaders, policymakers and visionaries, to get nuanced insights into how and why the mobility industry is transforming, what new business models are emerging, and where the real revenues lie.

Network with your peers, learn about the future of mobility, and be inspired to lead from the front in this rapidly evolving space.

We look forward to welcoming you to Intelligent Mobility 2019 in October.

Frost & Sullivan

Akasaka Park Building
5-2-20 Akasaka, Minato-Ku
Tokyo 107-6123, Japan


Frost & Sullivan’s Intelligent Mobility has grown year-on-year to become an industry-recognised event. We are proud to again provide a platform featuring high-profile industry experts and visionaries, thought leaders, parliamentarians and senior executives who gather to debate, discuss and present on the future of mobility and new business models.

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