MITEI’s three-year Mobility of the Future study explored the major factors that affect the evolution of personal mobility from 2020 to 2050. Using a scenario-based approach, the diverse study team of MIT faculty, researchers, and students examined how different factors shape the future of personal mobility at different scales, from global and national markets to policy and mobility choices at the city and individual levels. The study team’s report, Insights into Future Mobility (November 2019), presents results and findings to help stakeholders anticipate and navigate the challenges that lie ahead.
The report includes detailed findings on five areas of influence on the future landscape for personal mobility:
Hoyt C. Hottel Professor of Chemical Engineering
Faculty Chair, Mobility of the Future study
Senior Research Scientist, MIT Energy Initiative
Deputy Director, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
Edmund K. Turner Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Lab
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering and MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Climate Change
Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics Group, Sloan School of Management
Edward H. and Joyce Linde Associate Professor of City and Transportation Planning, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Research Scientist, MIT AgeLab
George P. Shultz Professor of Applied Economics, Sloan School of Management
The consortium members included:
The Mobility Systems Center, an MIT Energy Initiative Low-Carbon Energy Center, builds on the findings and research network of the Mobility of the Future study. Approaching mobility from a sociotechnical perspective, the Center identifies key challenges, investigates potential trends, and analyzes the societal, environmental, and economic impacts of emerging technologies on the movement of people and goods.