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Electric buses

Growing towards a 50 percent global market share

Electric buses are expected to be more efficient and greener than diesel buses, and key to making cities more environmentally friendly. Every city must carefully choose its individual solution for its bus fleet, and OEMs have to be ready to mirror the local requirements by understanding the needs...
Travel & transportation

Helping MSMEs rise again

Governments should help MSMEs as a key to global economic recovery

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are the backbone of the economy, accounting for well over 40 percent of GDP in most countries. While MSMEs have always needed government support, COVID-19 has dealt them a devastating blow from which many may not recover. Various governments have...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Dematerialized ticketing

Delivering an enhanced ticketing experience in mass transit networks

Transport authorities and mass transit operators should consider dematerialization of ticketing for increased resilience and to pave the way for Mobility-as-a-Service in a post-Covid worldTraditional card-centric ticketing technologies, with which every user is issued a physical ticket or token,...
Travel & transportation

Transforming car sales in a perfect storm

The COVID-19 crisis gives OEMs the opportunity to quickly evolve the car distribution model

The effects of the COVID-19 crisis on automotive markets highlight the fragility of the traditional car distribution system and intensify the existing need for change. Ongoing transformations such as EV sales, new car ownership models, process digitalization, and new sales models will challenge...
Automotive

Upscaling digital pilots in oil and gas

How are oil and gas companies adopting digital in their operations, and how can they shift from pilots to full-scale implementation?

The oil and gas sector has been applying cutting-edge technologies and digital solutions for years but failed to tap the full potential of digital. Companies have been able to sustain these inefficiencies during the period of high oil prices. However, with the increasing market pressures, they must...
Oil & gas

Pricing for crisis

How pricing and offering can unlock demand in a crisis

The current COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented, and the impact on demand across all industry sectors has been brutal. But if companies are to survive and even thrive in this situation, they must develop sales strategies for both the short- and medium-term – however grim the current outlook might be....
Strategy

Future car sales – how to go direct?

Carmakers need to address the transition to direct sales and new business models

The physical retail store for goods and services is losing ground to new sales models and channels. Online retail, often in a direct sales set-up, continues to gain market share in almost every product category. In the automotive industry, players such as Tesla and electric vehicle (EV) start-ups,...
Automotive

Aviation year zero – New non-aero revenues

How airports must transform their approach to revitalize non-aero revenues

Retail shops, food & beverage outlets and car parks are perceived as integral parts of an airport. These so-called “non-aero revenues” have long been a reliable and profitable source of income for airports. However, in recent years, airports’ vital income source has been under attack. Now, due...
Travel & transportation, Strategy

The future of hydrogen and e-fuels

Will hydrogen be the new oil?

With intensified discussions to become carbon-free, hydrogen is back at the top of the agenda for some. Others see it as over-hyped with too many limitations, especially with regard to efficiency. Similarly, e-fuels are controversial. Thus, while battery electric vehicles are starting to take...
Automotive, Utilities & alternative energy, Strategy, Sustainability

CAR-T on site: Forgoing the extra mile

Adopting on-site manufacturing of CAR-T cells in your hospital to improve patient outcomes

CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor T-cell) therapy involves the use of genetically re-engineered versions of a patient’s own T-cells to find cancer cells and defeat them. As of March 2020, there are two CAR-T therapies licensed for use – Kymriah® and Yescarta®. CAR-T has pushed the boundaries of...
Healthcare & life sciences