A majority believe that 6-15 percent of urban inhabitants will use mobility as a service (MaaS) in the next 15 years, which translates to 105 million people in China, 54 million in India, 31 million in the US, 20 million in Brazil and 18 million in Western Europe.
There are several ways to achieve positive margins from MaaS, with respondents most optimistic about the potential of added-value services such as apps for mobile payment and location-aided services.
New materials come to the fore
Eighty-three percent say that urban vehicle restrictions will impact the design of city cars. These changes also create a great opportunity for new lightweight materials to achieve fuel efficiency and innovative styling. Eighty percent of survey participants expect such materials to be in mass-production within 5-10 years.