The future of transportation could not be more exciting. Autonomous vehicle technology, car-sharing, car-hailing and other cutting edge developments are driving the next stage of urban mobility. Car rental companies and automakers are all pivoting to put long-lasting stakes in this new world. In this special report, Knowledge at Wharton partnered with Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership to examine the highlights of this transformation.
Boomers and millennials are defying expectations about where they live and how they get around. Meanwhile, car manufacturers and dealers are anticipating what consumers will want in the decades ahead.
People who want to forgo owning a car have never had greater access to more transportation options — local car rentals, car sharing, ride-hailing, vanpooling and city bikes.
The future of transportation may combine autonomy with an expanded public transit system into a single mobility solution.