The Near-Future Of Transport Is Connectivity, Not Autonomy

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Smart mobility — connected vehicles and ride-sharing schemes — are becoming much more important to manufacturers than autonomy, and that’s because connectivity is all about the rider. Local Motors

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OEMs vs. FAANG

“Think of smartphones: the differentiation there is not in the hardware, it is in the platform that sits on top of the phone. Vehicles could connect to your house, office, entertainment system-the journey would be completely changed in every aspect except driving.”

A new approach

“Running a design challenge, quickly producing a vehicle, running it in cities, and improving the second version-only with new technologies is that wholly different business model possible.”

“Deploying vehicles within a five-hour radius, upgrading them, and having them fully recyclable after their end-of-life is how you build strong regions of mobility revolution.”

Helping shareholders or sharing the load

CEO of Pod Group (@PodGroup_IoT) Author of “The WEIRD CEO”. Advocate of Employee Self Responsibility, #FutureOfWork and #AI. Contributor: http://Forbes.com

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