When Robots Till the Land

By 2050 the world will have 10 billion people. Farming and nutrition will need to change dramatically to satisfy everyone’s hunger.

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Pioneers on New Paths

Mobility is undergoing radical change, both on Earth and in outer space. How innovative entrepreneurs and scientists are seeking to shape it.

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Self-Running Factories

Every wish a command: Production lines of the future will turn out unique items—individually tailored to the wishes of their customers.

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The Digital Pacesetters

Aspiring innovators also have to be high achievers. And can never stop learning. The best of them have internalized these principles—and reinvent themselves on an ongoing basis.

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High Tech for a Better World

New technologies only make sense if they can improve people's lives.

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Next Stop: Outer Space

Some of the Earth’s resources could soon be exhaust­ed. In search of new sources, coun­tries and com­pa­nies are ven­tur­ing into space. Their tar­gets: the Moon, Mars, and far-off galax­ies. An overview.

Who’s going where, and what are their plans? Click on the icons for more information.Illustration: Porsche Consulting

The Networkers

Who’s going where, and what are their plans? Click on the icons for more information.Photo: Porsche Consulting

Deutsche Bahn’s new way for­ward: The com­pa­ny is using intel­li­gent dig­i­tal plan­ning to accel­er­ate its rail projects.
DB Netz AG is using a 3‑D dig­i­tal object plan­ning sys­tem to detect prob­lems ear­ly on and there­by min­i­mize defects and delays. Project man­age­ment is also pro­fes­sion­al­ized by link­ing plan­ning with sched­ul­ing and costs. In addi­tion, arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence will one day stream­line infra­struc­ture oper­a­tions and main­te­nance.

Large-scale Deutsche Bahn projects are crucial to Europe’s mobility transition. Porsche Consulting is helping us complete them faster.

Dirk RompfDirk Rompf
Board Member for Network Planning and Large-Scale Projects, DB Netz AG

The project with Porsche Consulting

DB Netz AG’s large-scale projects for new lines and extensions take an average of twenty years from commission to completion. Porsche Consulting was charged with shortening this time by 25 percent. Agile project management was one of the methods its experts recommended,

along with interaction among all stakeholders, constant coordination and confirmation among team members, and brief daily analyses. In combination with their proven lean construction methods, this has enabled the consultants to achieve the desired time savings in initial pilot projects.

Mobility in the Future

Every­one is talk­ing about new mobil­i­ty. What is it actu­al­ly? A look into the future on how are going to be en route in 2044.

Mobility 2030

Digital on-demand services offer new driving pleasure.

By 2020 at the latest, most new cars will be connected. There is enormous potential for sales of entertainment features and remote software updates—and drivers can modify the ambience any way they desire.

Mobility 2030

Self-driving cars help optimize traffic flows.zu optimieren.

In 2025, self-driving cars promise fewer traffic jams and offer drivers and passengers the chance to work or pursue leisure activities. That offers new growth potential to hardware, software, and service providers.

Mobility 2030

Electrification leads to a higher quality of life.

The range and sales of electric cars are increasing dramatically and laying the foundation for sustainable services in urban areas. Benefits include less air pollution, lower noise levels, and a higher quality of life.

Mobility 2030

Mobility on demand becomes the standard.

No more private cars: Estimates predict that 95 percent of all passenger kilometers over the next ten years will be covered by shared vehicles and mobility-as-a-service solutions.

Mobility 2030

The future of mobility is decided in cities.

Because 60 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in cities by the year 2030, mobility behavior is being closely analyzed by manufacturers and providers. The resulting data offer the possibility of highly individualized services.

The Mobility Seers

Every city is different, says Paulo Humanes. He and his team therefore develop individual strategies for transport and traffic.Photo: Porsche Consulting

Paulo Humanes is con­vinced that tech­nol­o­gy can change mobil­i­ty. His work proves his point. The Vice Pres­i­dent for Busi­ness Devel­op­ment and New Mobil­i­ty for the Karl­sruhe-based PTV Group, he devel­ops soft­ware that ana­lyzes traf­fic and derives strate­gies to make effi­cient use of urban spaces. Togeth­er with the Inter­na­tion­al Trans­port Forum (ITF), he pub­lished a study for the city of Lis­bon that showed that fleets of autonomous ride-share vehi­cles could replace 90 per­cent of all pri­vate­ly owned cars and reduce CO2 emis­sions by 62 per­cent. The results were con­firmed when the study was repeat­ed in Helsin­ki in 2019.

Logistics specialists are saving 40,000 tons of CO₂. Every day.

Paolo Humanes
Vice President, Business Development and New Mobility, PTV Group
Ride sharing in the city: PTV’s analysis shows that space for pedestrians plays a crucial role. Video: PTV Group

Tram Ride to the Future

Managing director Ulf Middelberg is focusing on digital services rather than new rails.Photo: Porsche Consulting

Leipzig is Germany’s fastest-grow­ing major city, a fact not lost on its pub­lic trans­porta­tion com­pa­ny, Leipziger Verkehrs­be­triebe (LVB). In 2018 it served 156 mil­lion passengers—18 mil­lion more than it had five years ear­li­er. But to ensure smooth oper­a­tions, LVB is not lay­ing new rails. It is focus­ing on dig­i­tal ser­vices and con­nect­ing all providers. Man­ag­ing direc­tor Ulf Mid­del­berg wants to offer his cus­tomers “mobil­i­ty as a ser­vice,” and link his bus­es and trams with rental bikes, shut­tle ser­vices, autonomous trans­port sys­tems, and car shar­ing. “Every pas­sen­ger has their own mobil­i­ty needs and pub­lic trans­porta­tion can meet them with smart ser­vices,” he says. “Younger peo­ple in par­tic­u­lar no longer want to be bound to a pri­vate car or a month­ly metro pass.”

The project with Porsche Consulting

Porsche Consulting is supporting LVB in its transition to a mobility service provider. This transformation is based on the following business strategy: an all-round service provider can take on new business models

and help shape the competitive rules of the game—instead of standing by while private providers forge on ahead. As Middelberg puts it, “We want to take our cut of the digitalization profits.”

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