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Smart mobility

When humanity and technology hit the road

There’s always a road ahead. What changes is how you travel it. As the centers of civilization, the world's cities have always driven people forward. Today is no different, but human ingenuity and intelligent technologies are creating new possibilities for a cleaner, healthier kind of progress.

Connectivity, data and transportation are coming together to reduce friction in people’s lives. From electric cars to mobility as a service to intelligent transport systems, this is the era of smart mobility — and it’s fueling momentum for humanity.

At PwC, we envision safe, efficient, convenient and sustainable solutions that help to keep everyone and everything in motion.

  • 2 of 3

    consumers say they are willing to pay for connected services

  • 50%

    of the vehicles on the US and EU roads will be connected vehicles by 2025

  • 50%

    of new light vehicles sold in Europe will be electric vehicles by 2030

  • 25%

    of all passenger-kilometers in EU and Japan will be travelled using shared mobility transport

    Source: PwC’s Global Digital Auto Report 2021

Navigating tomorrow’s turns

Driving momentum with electric vehicles (EV)

As concerns continue to grow about rapid urbanisation and air pollution caused by transportation, all of which contribute to global warming, governments are passing regulations on CO2 and other vehicular emissions. In turn, the industry is pursuing long-term programs to transition their product portfolios to include more electric powertrains and other green technologies. But It’s not enough for the automotive industry to focus on EV powertrain technology. For more consumers to purchase these cars and for more logistics companies to invest in electric vehicles for their commercial fleets, some significant roadblocks such as high initial costs, limited battery range, high charging times and limited charging networks will have to be removed. That’s why at PwC, we believe in working as a community of solvers — together with automakers, public utilities, city planners, building developers, battery suppliers and government leaders — to create an ecosystem approach that combines human ingenuity with intelligent technologies.

Explore our latest analysis of electric vehicle sales worldwide in 2021.

Connecting people and information to create better experiences

Changing behaviors and emerging technologies — like intelligent cloud-based data analytics platforms and high speed connectivity networks — are fundamentally shifting the way people and goods move and what we know about it. Vehicles, infrastructure, public transportation, and even pedestrians are producing data on their locations, transactions, and interactions. But as big data in mobility continues to evolve, who owns this data? Are car manufacturers, public and private sector infrastructure and mobility providers, and policymakers and technology providers fully utilising that data to create better mobility experiences? This raises issues regarding cybersecurity, the role of government, data ownership, privacy and protection, and OEM responsibilities that will all demand increasing attention — and consensus.

Find out how a logistics startup is providing a data-driven service to move goods efficiently and securely, which is improving food security in Africa.

City environments, upgraded

As populations swell in urban centers, so too does the level of congestion, accidents and pollution. But increasingly, by taking a shared, cross-industry ecosystem approach to urban mobility planning and leveraging new technological solutions, PwC professionals can help solve these challenges. Potential solutions include public transportation improvements, more efficient supply chains and last mile mobility — helping people and goods get from point A to B in ways that are safer, cleaner, accessible and affordable. Through multi-modal systems that combine private and public transport with intelligent traffic networks, infrastructure upgrades, and supportive regulation, urban mobility can keep people and goods moving. 

Find out how PwC’s city resilience framework gives cities the tools to build long-term societal, economic and environmental resilience.

We help you build trust at every turn

As you navigate your company’s journey into smart mobility, PwC is here to help. We work with our clients and partners as a community of solvers to build trust and generate results. 

From public transport and urban infrastructure, to automation and impending regulatory hurdles, we’re working to help you move everyone and everything forward. Here are some of the ways we can support your progress:

Reimagining the future of urban spaces

Smart cities need to be built with an ecosystem approach that includes smart strategy, design, and implementation. That’s where we come in. We can work with you on strategic and business model innovation related to real estate, transportation, infrastructure and energy projects that use new smart mobility ecosystems to manage assets, resources and services more efficiently.

Technology integration

More data means the potential for new value delivery and capture mechanisms as well as cutting-edge mobility solutions and platforms. Together with our technology partners, we can help you create and implement strategies that leverage smart mobility ecosystem data for your business.

EV strategy and design

Getting more electric vehicles on the road is a critical part of smart mobility. We can help you with policy, strategy, planning, design, manufacturing, and marketing of financially profitable EV vehicles, charging networks and other initiatives related to green mobility.

Fleet transformation

We can help you leverage the power of ecosystem data to more efficiently manage fleets and reduce the cost of mobility.

Hydrogen innovation

This versatile energy source can be used to power passenger vehicles, industrial processes, commercial transport and residential heating in the future. We’re here to help you explore opportunities related to hydrogen that make the most sense for your business strategy.

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‘Consumers’ mobility preferences are rapidly changing based on comfortability and technology. It’s paramount that the mobility industry quickly adapts to the new needs and expectations of consumers.’

Anil KhuranaGlobal Industrial Manufacturing and Automotive Leader, Principal, PwC United States

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Anil Khurana

Anil Khurana

Global Industrial Manufacturing & Automotive Leader, Principal, PwC United States

Tel: +1 (734) 773 8902

Felix Kuhnert

Felix Kuhnert

Global Automotive Leader, PwC Germany

Tel: +49 89 5790-7193