Mobility Trends 2024: The new era of mobility is characterized by change

Mobility Trends 2024: Explore the mobility concepts of the future

Cover of the Mobility Report 2024
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The mobility industry is on the move: A look at the Mobility Trends 2024 shows what has already been achieved and where the journey is headed in the future. Being mobile is a globally widespread need and at the same time a requirement of our time - whether in everyday life, in social life or in working relationships. Access to mobility is an important factor for cities, regions and municipalities. In addition, mobility is a benefit that management and HR should be aware of. It is a social issue, a technology, transformation and sustainability issue and is also highly individual and emotional.

The Future Institute publishes the Mobility Report 2024 and highlights the mobility megatrend as the emergence and development of a mobile culture around the globe. Author Dr. Stefan Carsten and experts for the future of cities and mobility show Mobility Trends 2024 for everyday travel, private or professional travel as well as for the transport of passengers and goods.

5 Top Mobility Trends 2024

1. Mobility spaces

Mobility Hubs are the new centers of mobility. They are not only hubs where different means of transport come together and a seamless mobility offering is made possible, they also create attractive spaces in which people enjoy spending time.

2. Microsharing

The revolution in urban mobility begins on a small scale: rental bikes, e-scooters and mopeds have long since conquered urban spaces and determine everyday life. While the usefulness of its use is still being hotly debated, reality shows that spontaneous sharing not only improves mobility in cities, but even makes an important contribution to the mobility transition.

3. Flex Commuting

Mobility budget beats company cars: Flexibility and independence are changing mobility and the future of work. Employees are looking for alternatives to commuting by car, the company car is history. A promising approach to rethinking mobility on the way to work is the mobility budget.

4. RoboCabs

The new era of taxis: Autonomous vehicles will be a natural part of everyday street life in the future. They are not only shaking up the taxi industry and expanding the market for ride services, but are also changing our understanding of private and public transport: from driver to passenger.

5. V2G mobility

E-cars as decentralized power plants: E-vehicles that feed electricity back into the grid - with vehicle-to-grid technology, e-cars become mobile, decentralized power plants and ensure a more resilient energy infrastructure. The synergy between energy and mobility makes it possible to compensate for peak loads in local power grids and make everyday life more autonomous.


Mobility Trends 2024

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3 strategic areas of action for the Mobility Trends 2024

The Mobility Report 2024 explains three strategic areas of action on the market: Active Lifestyles, Seamless Mobility and Transformative Drive(s). These are elementary aspects of mobility cultures and form a structural framework for reflecting on one's own mobility habits in everyday company life and in the organization and adapting them in the interests of sustainability.

Main topic: Free Access - future prospects for local public transport

For decades, initiatives in public transport did not have the power to implement major changes and innovative mobility concepts across the board. Certainly, in recent times, a long overdue debate has now been addressed: access to mobility for everyone. Cheap, digital and intermodal mobility concepts are controversially discussed. And this despite the fact that they have the potential to give new impetus to the mobility transition. However, inviting and flexible access is the key to sustainable public transport that gives users freedom of choice every day.

Industry insight: Sky Blues - The future of airlines, airports and aircraft

The aviation industry is in crisis: trains and buses are being used more and more frequently on short-haul flights, thanks to climate change and the shame of flying. However, in order to meet the increasingly sustainable consumption and mobility decisions of customers, players have to rethink: it is important to reduce emissions and promote new, alternative drive and aircraft concepts. Using four scenarios for the year 2040, possible future developments for aviation are shown, which illuminates various future perspectives.

Source: Zukunftsinstitut from the trend study 2024

Stefan Carsten Mobility Trends 2022

About the author: Dr. Stefan Carsten

Dr. Stefan Carsten works as a futuristic urban and mobility researcher for the development of urban concepts as well as strategies. Through analyses, evaluations and questioning, he makes future and environmental forecasts in the international arena in order to shape a sustainable society. Since 2014, Dr. Stefan Carsten works as a consultant and speaker for transformation strategies as well as trends and change management. As a lecturer at the Stuttgart University of Technology, he has been teaching the trends and challenges of smart cities since 2018.

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