WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF
The entire transport industry is being disrupted, and in some very surprising ways …
Firstly, thanks to Delaine at Management Events for being the host of our third CxO Live summit together where this time we discussed the Future of Mobility: 2030, and with COP26 firmly in the rear view and with the transportation industry at the start of what’s arguably the most disruptive period in its entire history there was a lot to discuss.
It’s no understatement to say that everything about the industry is changing – from how it designs and manufacturers its vehicles, to how they’re powered and how they’re operated, right through to how they’re sold, how they depreciate, and how they’re used.
The removal of the dashboard, pedals, and steering wheels in cars, for example, means we’re already seeing the death of the car as they simply become electric, self-driving blank spaces that companies can innovate on top of.
Rewind and replay the keynote!
Furthermore, not only can these GPU powered self-driving supercomputers on wheels be sold as a service, rented out by owners to make money from what was once a depreciating asset, but perhaps most interestingly they can be used to mine cryptocurrency when they’re travelling around town or re-charging in the garage. The days of your car loosing value and or draining your bank account are over – in the future they’re literal money making machines.
Moving to other modes of transport we see the development of flying cars, Mach 3 trains, Mach 17 aircraft, and Mach 25 rockets that, in the latter’s case, can take passengers from one side of the world to the other in a mere 30 minutes. And all of this is just the beginning of what’s undoubtedly going to be one of the most interesting industry shifts we’ve seen in a very long time …