Working together to accelerate change

Towards the implementation of sustainable mobility

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In May, during Movin’On, the World Summit on Sustainable Mobility,  we will bring global, smart, sustainable and multimodal mobility to life. Following a memorable 2017 edition, leaders from academia, politics, business, cities, and start-ups will meet again and collaborate to attain this ambitious goal.

Through six subject areas, we will find concrete and actionable solutions to fulfill our mission : to move from ambition to action.

Here are a few ideas to get the conversation started about our fourth subject of interest : Working together to accelerate change.

The mobility sector is setting foot in an era of profound transformation – probably one of its most important since the invention of the wheel. Regulatory, digital and societal changes are intersecting and are becoming a hassle to which the market as yet to adapt. In the midst of all this, one big question prevails: how can we, as consumers, governments, automakers, cities and technologists, anticipate and accelerate such a major change?

Because Millennials want to be mobile without owning a car, their demand is disrupting automakers, OEMs and service providers. Faced with this trend, industry players must rethink their business model to meet the new demand.

The insurance industry must also react and reconsider its time-honored business model, and quick! Shared mobility and autonomous vehicles introduce new stakeholders that will need the protection of auto insurance, but not in compliance with today’s models. Since, by definition, every person boarding an autonomous vehicle is a passenger, the Operating System (OS) is considered to be the driver. We are thus witnessing a profound change of paradigm, as a:Deloitte explains, since the social responsibility is no longer borne by the driver, but by the software manufacturer. Autonomous vehicles are predicted to reduce fatalities by 99%. For insurers, whose business model is based on the risk of accidents, everything is to be rethought.

And within the hype, several questions remain. Digitalization, data and cities are front of mind in conversations about mobility’s next transformation. But who will collect the data? In what regulatory context? How will existing infrastructure be remodeled to meet new needs? And, above all, which stakeholders and influencers will volunteer to finance this revolution? At Movin’On 2018, we will tackle these complex issues whose solutions will come not from individuals alone, but from an ecosystem of leaders from academia, politics, cities and business.

In your opinion, will we still need auto insurance when the cars will be self-driven? Let’s pursue this conversation on Twitter and Facebook.

Management and transformation of mobility: an introduction

In the Movin’On 2017 Minutes, you’ll find a plethora of interesting articles to get you started on the subject:

To dig deeper

Discover some of the researches and initiatives that are currently underway:

  • Bridging the infrastructure gap – UNwith McKinsey&Company)
  • Insuring the future of mobility –Deloitte

Discover our five other subject areas: