Opportunities for the US Government to Shape the New Mobility Ecosystem
Through the last century, American automakers drove much of the nation’s economic strength with innovations and global sales. The US government played a tangible role, from formalizing driver education to building the Interstate Highway System to bolstering consumer confidence through safety regulations.
The public sector remains key as demographic trends and advances in technology and social attitudes seem to be propelling the world toward a new transportation revolution built on driverless ridesharing, seamless multimodal travel, and other new types of mobility. Not only might government guidance help integrate and coordinate a sprawling array of users and providers—a nation that leads the race in mobility innovation could gain a source of competitive advantage in the global economy.