Future of Mobility

Today, the mobility industry is undergoing a fundamental transformation from private transport as the only means of mobility, to a shared, more door-to-door and integrated approach. Mega Trends like urbanization, pollution, congestion, connectivity, and globalization are powering the shift away from private vehicle ownership to new business models like car sharing, carpooling, ride-hailing, integrated mobility, and dynamic shuttles. Technology enabled devices can now deliver real-time, door-to-door, multi-modal travel encompassing pre-trip, in-trip and post-trip services that yield convenience, time and cost savings.

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Frost & Sullivan was founded on the simple premise that research should enable decision-makers to use marketing information in more innovative and meaningful ways. With this objective in mind, the company developed a comprehensive range of research services and state-of-the-art analytical tools. Frost & Sullivan has continued to grow, adapt, and innovate to meet the challenges and opportunities of today’s ever-changing business world.

Frost & Sullivan’s mobility capabilities are at the heart of the Automotive & Transportation practice. Our team of experts identifies the opportunities and challenges being created in this rapidly transforming field as a result of converging Mega Trends, technology-led solutions, regulatory changes, and competitive pressures.

Mobility and Other Downstream Services Market, Forecast to 2030
Digital disruption is set to revolutionize the automotive industry. The value is shifting from individual consumption to collaborative consumption. OEMs are embracing this trend and are looking at alternative sources of revenue, such as shared mobility, connected car services, financial services,…

European Carsharing Technologies Market, Forecast to 2022
Over the years, Carsharing technology has evolved from simple manual systems to increasingly complex computer-based systems. There are now a wide range of technology service providers offering solutions, from factory installed to aftermarket, to Carsharing operators.

Competitive Benchmarking of Corporate Mobility Solutions of Key OEMs and Leasing Companies in Europe, 2017
We are witnessing a shift in products and services being provided to business travelers and the way in which companies set up their administration of these activities. New mobility business models, such as carsharing, ridesharing, and ridehailing/taxi services for personal use, are also developing…

Strategic Analysis of the Global Demand-Responsive Transit (DRT) Market, Forecast to 2030
Traditional public transit modes have remained unchanged over decades and inherent flaws have remained unaddressed. The fixed-route and fixed-schedule model works efficiently on high-density routes but routes with lower demand and density along with demand at odd hours are not as efficiently catered…

M&A, Investment Trends and Opportunities in the Global Mobility Space, 2017
The global shared mobility market has been expanding at a tremendous pace. With growing demand for shared mobility business models over the last few years, the overall market has paved way for numerous innovative startups in this space. Shared mobility has not only provided solutions to tackle…

Global Mobility Industry Outlook, 2018
This research service analyzes the global mobility market and offers a 2018 outlook. The study delves into the evolving business models in the shared mobility space, market consolidations and partnerships, regulatory reforms, and advanced technology trends. Readers who will benefit from this…

Strategic Analysis of the Mobility Value Chain, 2017
This research service analyses the mobility market value chain in detail and discusses the expected trends. The study delves into evolving business models, market consolidations and partnerships, and advanced technology trends shaping the market. It provides the market trends and outlines potential…

We help our clients understand the implications of mobility trends to their current product and service portfolio and develop and implement growth opportunities for them. We have worked with car companies, transport network providers, mayors of cities, transport planners, tier 1 suppliers, leasing and rental companies, corporate mobility service providers and new technology pioneers to help them evaluate and pioneer new product and service solutions using disruptive business models.

We do this through tailored and customised consulting work and strategy workshops. Projects typically involve several phases from discovery, inform, evaluate, analyse, develop and implement a business plan and growth strategy. We use our research and industry experience coupled with well-defined tools and techniques, tailored and developed by Frost & Sullivan, to manage and deliver these projects.

Frost & Sullivan Mobility team can support your organisation on each of the following areas.

New product and services solutions: We can support you develop new mobility products and services. Examples include helping an OEM to launch a new zero emission taxi and micro mobility solution

Business Model: Detailed advice on or creation of carsharing and mobility business models under various scenarios, for leading stakeholders & associations

Innovation & Technology: Support to suppliers and operators on potential of new technology to improve operations, e.g. deployment of virtual keys on smartphones

Customer Analysis: “Voice of customer” assignments focusing on attitudes towards carsharing, and specific usage profiles of Carsharing

Branding & Positioning: Support through an integrated marketing platform to launch your car sharing products and services and create a brand that is affiliated with mobility

Statistical Analysis & Forecasting: We have undertaken multiple regression of demographic data to carsharing member data to forecast future market potential and uptake rate analysis

Carsharing Policy: Advice to city governments (e.g. London & Tel Aviv) & transport providers on carsharing business models, impacts, and (local) carsharing market opportunity

Advisory services projects include:

  • Supported a leading premium German OEM in developing their car sharing value proposition
  • Helped a mayor’s office develop a vision of car sharing including recognising and planning a licence-based system for car sharing operators
  • Supported an OEM in the design, development and launch of a zero-emission taxi
  • Developed a new micro mobility solution, its business case and design validation and market uptake rate analysis in key markets globally
  • Customer analysis of electric vehicle car sharing
  • Comparative analysis of 23 cities globally to understand their future vision for next generation mobility services
  • Supported a car sharing operator to develop a low-cost car sharing business model for launch in Europe and obtain venture capital funding
  • Created a business case for a tier 1 supplier on developing a virtual key solution for car rental and sharing company including finding and introducing concept to potential customers
  • Helped a vehicle leasing company in developing its car sharing product and service portfolio
  • Supported a Corporate Strategy division to understand the opportunities and business models to develop a mobility service offering for a leading North American vehicle manufacturer

Frost & Sullivan can deliver a bespoke workshop to your organization to highlight the emerging mobility trends, and identify the implications for your organization. This is flexible around your needs, where we can attend your strategy day or workshop as an external expert keynote speaker, through to full facilitation of a workshop to ensure your delegates are fully engaged with mobility opportunities and their relevance to their department. Full written follow-up reports and actionable strategies are provided thereafter. We have delivered such workshops for leading providers across the value chain, including Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, Procter & Gamble, Fincantieri, Michelin, amongst several others (details available on request).

Frost & Sullivan has published over 50 studies focusing on the Future of Mobility.

We partner closely with our clients to produce extensive, in-depth content with immediate, real world relevance and applicability. Our comprehensive research, analysis, and advisory support encompass the widest range of new mobility business models, demand responsive transit, and multi-modal solutions. We are well placed to support our clients’ growth initiatives across the spectrum from designing and delivering new mobility business models to developing innovative products and services. Our capabilities span technology, market, customer, competitive, and issue-based research. We also provide due diligence for new market entry and product launch, best practices benchmarking, and strategies for customer acquisition.

Frost & Sullivan was founded on the simple premise that research should enable decision-makers to use marketing information in more innovative and meaningful ways. With this objective in mind, the company developed a comprehensive range of research services and state-of-the-art analytical tools. Frost & Sullivan has continued to grow, adapt, and innovate to meet the challenges and opportunities of today’s ever-changing business world.

Urban Logistics

Next generation freight mobility solutions like on demand logistics solutions / platforms, door-to-door solutions, inter modal solutions, reverse logistics, and new product development opportunities.

Apps, Journey Planning, Big Data

Multi-modal apps and their implications for various customer segments, data monetization opportunities from new mobility apps, and Big Data.

Rapid Transit Systems

Challenges and opportunities in personal rapid transit systems.

Dynamic Parking

Future of parking solutions covering reservation, navigation, payments, and sensor assisted real-time parking sessions.

Smart Cities

The role of mobility in Smart Cities including new business models, opportunities, and market entrants in mobility integration.


Quantitative and qualitative forecasts, market overview and analysis, and product conceptualization for all carsharing business models.

Extended Eco-system Partnerships

New business models and extended eco-system partnerships.

Corporate Mobility

Potential in corporate mobility segments ranging from corporate carsharing, carpooling, journey planning, and mobility budgets.

Meet the Team

Franck Leveque


Shwetha Surender

Industry Principal

Vijayendra Rao

Research Director

Craig Parker

Program Manager

Gautham Hegde

Senior Research Analyst, Mobility