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NPM – National Platform Future of Mobility and Telekom

Boy, Germany’s auto business is in a pickle … and probably all of us! Automotive has been a strong and reliable engine of growth, jobs, wealth and innovation for the German and European economy. Now, it suffers from its own success: too many cars everywhere, ever longer traffic jams, air pollution, noise (see “Stuck in traffic,” link): On top of it, digitalization and new tech like electrification and autonomous driving are transforming the global auto industry and shifting revenues from selling hardware to providing services (see “Service shift,” link). Now, the government and the Bundestag, have become involved to support key stakeholders to accelerate digital solutions toward a new, better performing mobility system.

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Chris S. Langdon

Aug 28, 2020