Staying ahead of the curve in a changing industry

With the accelerating advent of emerging transformative technologies, new approaches and concepts of mobility are developing. The central concept of moving from A to B will be further developed by solutions and experiences that connect the needs of humanity with those of the planet.

On this page, we share thoughts and insights that allow you to imagine a better future in mobility. We offer an idealised approach to developing solutions and new business ideas that will shape and connect an increasingly complex industry – but an industry, which is nonetheless abundant with opportunity.

Take a deep dive into our vision by reading our white paper ‘Shaping everything that moves – Designing the future of mobility,’ where we propose five principles to guide and shape tomorrow’s mobility and your business.

If you’re looking to get inspired by what the future might look like, give our podcasts a listen. We have three episodes that cover urban mobility, freight transportation and aviation respectively.

You can listen to Jens Martin Skibsted, a world-renowned mobility designer and a Global Partner at Manyone, discuss everything from new modes of transport to hive-mind city design with architect Bjarke Ingels.

There are also two episodes with Executive Partner Guido Woska. In the first, he hosts Lars Redeligx from Lineas, Europe's largest private rail freight company. They discuss the pathway to reduce emissions for rail freight in Europe.

On the other, Guido Woska hosts Jeffrey Goh, the CEO of Star Alliance, where the two of them discuss the future of the aviation industry.

Below that, you’ll find case links to some of our work which includes electric vehicles, bicycle design and business opportunities in mobility.

Shaping everything that moves us – a white paper

In the paper, you’ll find insights, cases and visions that will help facilitate important discussions for any mobility company: How to successfully navigate an increasingly complex world.

In a future shaped by the climate crisis and the accelerating advent of emerging transformative technologies, new approaches, businesses, and concepts of mobility will develop. With this, the central concept of moving from A to B will be further developed by solutions and experiences that connect the needs of humanity with those of the planet.

Click the button below to explore our thoughts. Should you need help or have questions - you're welcome to reach out.

Podcast: Everything that's next in urban mobility

In our podcast 'Everything that's next,' we invite an industry leader to discuss what's next in business, design and strategy with one of our experts.

In this episode, we dive into the creative minds of Global Partner Jens Martin Skibsted and renowned architect Bjarke Ingels. The two friends share a passion for creating better urban livelihoods, and in this episode, they speak about the creative process behind and inspiration to their work touching on sci-fi, artificial intelligence and on the development of the scenery for the TV show Westworld.

Listen by clicking below or searching for 'Everything that's next' on your preferred podcast platform.

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"The future of mobility is that it's not a single solution. It's going to be a complex ecosystem of different ways of moving around, that are going to characterise the future of how we move around in both cities and suburbs and rural areas."
Bjarke Ingels, Founder of BIG Architects. Quote from the podcast 'Everything that's next in urban mobility'.

Podcast: Everything that's next in freight transportation

How can freight on rails capture a market share of 30 % by 2030? If we want a more sustainable freight transport infrastructure then putting even more cargo on the rail track is the key. That's one of the messages from Lars Redeligx, Chief Commercial Officer at Lineas which he shares with Guido Woska in this episode of Everything that's next.

Listen by clicking below or searching for 'Everything that's next,' on your preferred podcast platform.

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Podcast: Everything that's next in aviation

In this episode, Guido Woska from Manyone and Jeffrey Goh, CEO of Star Alliance discuss opportunities and related strategies for the future of the aviation business. They touch on topics such as the changing scope of customer service and loyalty, giving you a clearer picture of what the aviation industry might look like in the near future.

Listen by clicking below or searching for 'Everything that's next' on your preferred podcast platform.

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An ideal approach to designing mobility

With the world growing more complex, inaction is not an option. But without the ability to predict the future, businesses must still move ahead. To help them, we propose a beacon for navigation: Five intertwined principles that let businesses imagine the mobility solutions that will respond and resonate in a complex, fast-paced world.

The principles are: Reduce, adjust, join, include and attract.

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The future of mobility must reduce emissions and bring them closer to zero.

By necessity, emissions have to reach zero and naturally, the electrification of all transport is key. When the demands for holistic sustainability solutions increase exponentially, products and services have to be designed as the preferred choice over less sustainable options.

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The future of mobility adjusts to give users reliable and flexible choices when they need them.

Citizens across the world are gravitating towards conveniently available mobility solutions. We cannot always expect users to choose what is best for the planet when faced with choosing between the greater good and their own individual needs. To approach the ideal of mobility, these choices have to coincide. The future must be shaped by solutions that provide the collective better impact of shared transport while also providing the flexibility and freedom as that of private personal transport.

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The future of mobility joins services with a view to improve every touchpoint.

It connects to maximise the potential for both systemic and incremental improvement. At all touchpoints, every type of cargo, across silos and means of transportation, must connect to optimise a city’s throughput. From the user experience to the learning of transportation patterns, there is an ongoing opportunity to improve services delivered, the efficiency of energy consumption and availability for the user. Therefore, connecting services will also be key for the Mobility-as-a-Service market, as we work towards the ideal future for mobility.

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The future of mobility includes everyone.

Making mobility more accessible is not only a question of convenience but also a question of demography and personal capability. As we design solutions for everyone, the definition of everyone must be held to the highest standard by creating solutions that always consider the user’s instinctive and physical potential and restrictions.

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The future of mobility attracts to be the preferred choice of the user.

Designing for a better more sustainable future is fruitless if we do not ensure that the best options for the planet and society are also the most desirable ones. As we design, we should strive to build solutions that reflect people’s preferences and desires by simply being nice. Designing evidently better choices that go beyond distinctions between private or public because they deliver attractive tangible or intangible value to any user.