Towards the future of mobility

It used to be intelligence. Then it was empathy. In a world changing faster than any time in history, today, one of our most important characteristics is flexibility. Everything is connected and therefore, even the smallest change has an impact on the big picture. To keep up, we have to adapt more and more quickly to changes and we always have to consider how efficiently we move through our environment. The nature of our mobility faces a radical upheaval.

Therefore, we want to find answers with questions that move us forward. We explore flexibility and try to measure mobility in order to define and establish a scientifically based standard for shaping the mobility of an organisation or individual. We call it: MQ, the Mobility Quotient.

To reach this goal, we gather the right people to work with us at the MQ! Innovation Summit run by Audi. It first took place in September 2017. The MQ! Innovation Summit 2018 followed suit. This year on December 4 and 5, we will continue to write the MQ! story and once more foster the discussion about the future of mobility – this time in China. Stay tuned for updates on this website.

Spatial Mobility

Where do the limits lie for mobility in a multi-dimensional world? Spatial mobility does not only mean the movement of people, material or immaterial goods or information from one place to another. It also includes all things pertaining to mobility, such as preceding, accompanying or following the movement up to a protagonist’s strategy and the virtuality of mobility.

Social Mobility

Which factors influence the mobility within social structures? Social mobility is defined as the movement in between different socio-economic positions; both vertically in terms of a social climb or decline, and horizontally like in a career change. It’s an essential factor of participation in social and cultural life. It is influenced by factors from the permeability of organizations, collaboration and work models, to support programs and financial systems.

Temporal Mobility

To which extent can mobility be temporally independent? Temporal mobility is understood as the chronologically flexible availability of persons, goods, or information. As a specific form, E-mobility means the chronologically (and spatially) independent execution of processes via the internet. It influences all areas of modern life in terms of services and gadgets, which again have an impact on our motion patterns.

Sustainable Mobility

How can mobility become as gentle on resources as possible? Sustainability is a guiding principle for the usage of natural resources, focused on the conservation of defining characteristics, the stability, and the respective system’s natural ability to regenerate. Therefore, sustainable mobility includes all aspects of movements which contribute to a system’s preservation.

Are there more dimensions that influence a Mobility Quotient?
We keep on searching – with forward-thinking, like-minded people who #neverstopquestioning.