HOW ONE CITY IS DRIVING INTO THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY

Singapore develops groundbreaking testing standards for autonomous electric cars.
Singapore develops groundbreaking testing standards for autonomous electric cars.

Writing emails, reading the newspaper and watching movies will be part of everyday car journeys in the future. The vehicles of tomorrow will be self-driving – no human driver will wield the controls, but instead a computer will change gears, steer, brake and accelerate. The benefits will be fewer accidents and traffic jams and safer driving. While many of today’s manufacturers already offer assistance systems that manage the car in an increasing number of road situations, the era of fully autonomous cars is still some way up the road. And this is where Singapore is currently setting new standards. With an area of just 719 km² inhabited by 5.6 million people, Singapore must set high requirements of any driverless vehicles operating within its densely populated urban environment. Mastery of these requirements will have applications far beyond its shores.Continue reading

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BRINGING THE SERVICES TO THE PEOPLE

DAY OF THE STRATEGISTS

Andreas Dörnfelder, Chief Editor Team Orange, Handelsblatt
Augustin Friedel, Intermodality Services, Volkswagen AG
Christoph Stadeler, Director Automotive, Facebook Europe
Franz Rother, Chief Editor, Edisonn

So do young people really not want to drive, let alone own, a car these days? Do digital natives really prefer to be driven, and has the last generation of new drivers has already been born?

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Growing commuter traffic in cities calls for innovative solutions

“Living test-lab” Singapore: Comfortable and flexible autonomous driving services of the future make the private car superfluous

Never before have there been so many commuters in Germany as today. The most recent Aral study (2018) shows that 72 percent of German employees now commute by car from home to work either always (59%) or mostly (13%). However, this preference for one’s own car is increasingly pushing all the major cities to their capacity limits. Traffic data provider Inrix found that Berlin drivers, for example, spent an average of 154 hours on congested roads in 2018. An unparalleled waste of time and resources – and also a great burden on the environment. New solutions for future-oriented commuter mobility are in demand – not only in Germany, but worldwide. After all, the metropolises of other countries are also struggling with the problem of traffic congestion.Continue reading

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“HEARTS BEAT FASTER“

DAY OF THE STRATEGISTS

Prof. Dr. Burkard Göschel, President of the Electric and New Energy Championships Commission, FIA
Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Brand responsible for E-Mobility, Volkswagen AG
Franz Rother, Chief Editor, Edison

EV registration numbers are increasing, yet drivers and fleet managers alike are still hesitant about the new technology. Are we ready for the Energiewende on the roads? When will electromobility break through? VW board member Thomas Ulbrich is convinced his company has just the right vehicles to make electric driving suitable for everyday use, and hence a mass phenomenon.

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IS NEW MOBILITY A TRAP FOR INVESTMENTS?

DAY OF THE STRATEGISTS

Dr. Andreas Jentzsch, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Auto & Mobility Leader in CEMATHE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP

Automotive expert Andreas Jentzsch believes assessments of New Mobility’s economic prospects contain too many subjective factors: He called for a quantative evaluation of the transformation, saying industries faced two key questions when defining their strategies for the future: where are the interesting growth fields, and what are the success factors there?

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TAKING THE VOLK OUT OF THE WAGEN

DAY OF THE STRATEGISTS

Prof. Dr. Stephan Rammler, Scientific Director of the Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment (IZT) in Berlin and Professor of Transportation Design at the HBK Braunschweig

Should Germans say farewell in their heads and hearts to the cars they love so dearly? Mobility researcher and futurologist Stephan Rammler certainly thinks so. „When people started using cars, fossil-fuel propulsion was a very good idea,” he said, “But now things have changed.“

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AN APPETITE FOR E-MOBILITY

DAY OF THE STRATEGISTS

Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the production, BMW Group
Andrea Rexer, Head of Companies and Markets, Handelsblatt

At the Handelsblatt Auto Summit 2018, BMW production chief Oliver Zipse presented his brand as a global operator.

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PREVENTING THE NEXT CRISIS

DAY OF THE STRATEGISTS

Prof. Dr. Katharina Beckemper, Department of Criminal, Criminal Procedure and Economic Law, University of Leipzig
Dr. Kurt Michels, Head of Group Compliance, Volkswagen AG
Dr. Urs Müller, Lecturer and Head of the Practice Group Consumer Goods and Retail, ESMT Berlin

Was it individual misconduct, an organizational failure or deliberate fraud? One thing is certain: the diesel scandal rocked a global group – and brought the importance of compliance to the public’s attention with a vengeance.

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