On 19th September, CLEPA, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers, launched the sector’s vision on the future of transport and industry, to support and inspire the dialogue with all stakeholders in pursuit of new mobility.
Underlining the importance and impact of the mobility transformation triggered by environmental needs and empowered by data and digital solutions, the industry’s vision outlines how European suppliers are a driving force in shaping tomorrow’s mobility landscape, working in close cooperation with vehicle manufacturers, high-tech companies, regulators and other stakeholders.
The vision paper describes four main pillars of transformation in the coming years and decades, demonstrating that mobility will be:
- Safe, to ensure zero casualties on the road by 2050
- Sustainable, with increased electrification and a minimised environmental impact
- Smart, enabling connectivity and autonomous driving
- Powered by a competitive industry, strengthening European technology leadership
Sigrid de Vries, CLEPA Secretary General: “Society demands change and looks for innovative solutions to deal with air pollution, urbanisation, traffic congestion and the growing demand for mobility as a service. These realities are redefining the automotive industry at an unprecedented pace. The CLEPA vision paper, mandated by the top of the sector’s leading companies, outlines the technology-driven solutions that suppliers bring to the fore as well as highlights how policy can best support.”
“Our vision is an optimistic one, without neglecting the multiple challenges to existing business models, manufacturing sites and people. Our paper shows how Europe can sustain its global leadership position by harnessing the power of innovation, strengthening its economic fabric and leveraging the close cooperation of legislators at all levels local, national and European, as well as cross-border.”
“Automotive suppliers are fully focused on the huge opportunities of the systemic change that is unfolding. Realising a future of zero casualties, zero emissions as well as seamless and accessible mobility for all, will require a joint effort by all stakeholders in the mobility revolution, and new players and new alliances will come along. Suppliers embrace and enable the change. We advocate for an agile, supportive policy framework that embraces and enables the innovation needed to bring about the mobility of tomorrow.”
“Future as we move” publication can be downloaded at www.futureaswemove.eu