Mobility players have been talking about “unprecedented change” for a few years, and with the developments around connected, autonomous, shared and electric vehicles (CASE), they were absolutely right. Then came the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and showed everyone how good they had it. Yes, supply chains were constrained and there were always periods of volatility, but the scope and scale of potential disruption from these current unrest puts things on a whole new level. The dependence of other global markets on raw materials, components, gas, oil and more from Russia and Ukraine means no one is immune. This month, we look at some of the key areas of concern and how they might materialize.

No one, however, takes their eyes off the CASE mobility target. We hear from the CEOs of location data pioneer HERE Technologies and fuel cell trucking specialist cellcentric, as well as the management of BMW, Nio and others, talk about the relentless pursuit of a cleaner mobility ecosystem, more connected and informed.

In this problem:

  • Automotive impact: Russian-Ukrainian conflict heralds shortages, price hikes and uncertainty
  • Mobility location data evolves into spatial intelligence
  • What is the place of Motor City in future mobility?
  • Daimler-Volvo JV aims for global fuel cell dominance
  • C-V2X is ready to reshape road safety
  • Western equipment manufacturers strengthen the Chinese presence
  • Does the Supertruck II present a viable future for the freight industry?
  • Intelligent energy management to rewrite the expectations of electric vehicles
  • Will the car be used as a payment gateway for subscription services?
  • BrightDrop: The “true value” is not so much the electric vehicles as the ecosystem
  • Qualcomm’s MWC announcements highlight automotive intent
  • BMW reiterates CASE goals in volatile waters
  • Nio’s Power Swap Stations are an evolutionary step for consumer electric vehicles
  • Fuel cell trucks move from concept to customer trials