The concept of transportation underwent massive changes throughout the last few years, sparked by the ground-breaking on-demand mobility launch of Uber. What followed was an avalanche of shared-mobility solutions, scrutinizing even well-developed concepts such as as bus transportation (see Flix Bus). Today, car ownership is put into question, and large amount of mobility solution providers across different transportation means are competing on price, and struggling with public opinion, regulation and cyber security. In this context, multimodality, i.e. the integration and sharing of different means of transportation, are becoming increasingly important. The mobility revolution has brought many virtues. Now it is time to iron out the issues.
Mobility cannot be approached as a single industry question anymore. There is no choice to be made between street-, rail-, or air-based traffic. Only those firms being able to integrate their offerings (be they products or services) into a larger mobility ecosystem will eventually maintain the crucial access to the end customer. The way we move from A to B will further shift, making daily commutes more affordable and attractive while at the same time lowering the traffic burden on current metropolitan areas significantly. The repercussions of these developments will be felt all the way from Healthcare to the Housing sector.