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|Regulatory frameworks play a crucial role in the expansion of the digital mobility market. Legislators have to tackle difficulties integrating autonomous vehicles into existing regulations. Key issues to handle are: - Autonomous testing standards - Driving regulations regarding mixed traffic and responsibility for damage - Cyber security Two regulatory mindsets/directions/trends are competing on the global level. OEM incumbents favor an evolutionary approach and are developing automated driving functions step by step. Innovation follows SAE autonomy-levels, maximizing profits on every level. Germany is driving EU legislation. Startups on the other hand drive change where legislation is favorable, entering the digital mobility market by developing Level-5/fully autonomous systems (mainly in the US).||Connectivity is key to the autonomous ecosystem becoming mainstream. Connection between different vehicles and the infrastructure is made possible by a complex process. Several cameras and sensors are responsible for general detection of the surroundings. The data generated by the sensors is processed by on-board computers and cloud-based solutions that are also responsible for the actions of the machines in the ecosystem. The most important feature of connectivity is the communication between machines via the internet, which enables them to share information concerning road- and weather conditions, and learn from each other.||The autonomous ecosystem will cause changes in our habits as regards mobility, and user preferences will move more towards autonomous mobility. Our forecasts suggest that by 2030, more than one in three kilometres driven could already involve sharing concepts. The mobility of the future can be defined with the acronym “eascy” – electrified, autonomous, shared, connected and “yearly” updated. Electrified – The transition to emissions-free mobility will become a global requirement. Electricity used to charge vehicles will increasingly come from renewable sources to ensure carbon dioxide-neutral mobility. Autonomous - The development of vehicles which require no human intervention will reduce the use of public mobility platforms and offer individual mobility to new user groups. Shared – Professionally managed fleets of shared vehicles will reduce the cost of mobility by a significant amount through more efficient use of expensive mobile assets. Connected – This applies in two ways: communication between cars or with traffic management infrastructure or between vehicle occupants and the outside world. ‘Yearly’ updated – The range of models will be updated annually to integrate the latest hardware and software developments, and react to changing requirements of shared fleet buyers.||The human factor of the autonomous ecosystem is basically understood as the measurable global demand for digital mobility. The changing trends of consumer behavior suggest that digital mobility will be based on technology disruption and will follow the principles of the sharing economy. Global surveys show that consumers expect this new technology to be - multi-modal - connected & integrated - on demand - experience-driven - subscription-based - personalized - shared|
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