The future of mobility is just a click away

06.09.2022  — 

It does not always need a crystal ball or coffee grounds to look to the future. The new Futurebook from IAV is enough for a journey through time through the fourth dimension. It provides an indentation of how tomorrow’s mobility could appear and backs up this outlook with facts and figures.


Which drives and fuels will prevail, what role will connectivity, artificial intelligence, and driverless driving play here, what will the vehicle concepts look like in the coming years, will the classic car play any role in the future? And what impact will the latest developments have on our mobility behavior? These and many other questions are addressed in the Futurebook.

Mobility scenarios put to the test

What is clear is that there is no completely watertight forecast for the future. The further one looks forward, the wider the scope becomes. In order to assess the probability of the occurrence of certain scenarios, the experts of IAV’s trend scouting and innovation management have examined and assessed various factors, so-called “tipping points”.
For example, the Futurebook forecasts the first autonomous shuttle systems, which form an integral part of public transport, for the period between 2024 and 2026. This assessment is supported by current articles on the first pilot projects and studies.
In total, the journey through time in the Futurebook to the date of launch consists of 20 such tipping points that deal with political, technological, and social issues, from the influences of the Corona pandemic to the ban on combustion engines.
In addition, external experts present their perspectives and visions on the mobility of the future in short videos on the website.

The timeline into the future extends to the year 2035.

IAV is actively shaping the future of mobility

Speaking of time, the date for the launch of the Futurebook is by no means arbitrary. As the main sponsor, IAV is actively participating in panel discussions and in its own showcases at the Future Mobility Summit in Berlin (September 7 and 8).
In addition to the IAV shuttle, which still managed to chauffeur fully autonomous passengers through the Hamburg Hafencity under the name HEAT (Hamburg Electric Autonomous Transportation) last year, our bus “Elcty” will also be on display at the Mobility Summit. This is a diesel-powered double-decker bus that IAV has retrofitted to become an environmentally friendly electric bus.
Both are approaches that bring us a step closer to the future of mobility. Many more ideas and visions await those who travel through time with the Futurebook.