Automotive & Assembly Insights

The future of micromobility: Ridership and revenue after a crisis

 – The COVID-19 crisis is causing serious disruptions to the multibillion-dollar micromobility industry. Our analysis indicates that a full recovery is possible, as long as companies prepare for the next normal.

Leaving the niche: Seven steps for a successful go-to-market model for electric vehicles

June 29, 2020 – To regain momentum after the COVID-19 pandemic ends, the players in this market must reconsider their strategies.

Cybersecurity in automotive: Mastering the challenge

June 22, 2020 – With the software content of cars increasing, what do automotive players need to know about cybersecurity?

Moving forward: How COVID-19 will affect mobility in the United Kingdom

June 17, 2020 – COVID-19 is changing transportation patterns worldwide. Here’s what mobility players need to know about the market in the United...

Flying-cab drivers wanted

June 2, 2020 – Air taxis are coming. Until they can fly autonomously, this nascent industry will need many pilots.


Understanding mobility’s second great inflection point

Senior partner Asutosh Padhi discusses the technological breakthroughs changing the mobility ecosystem and lays out what the shifts mean for automotive and other industries.


China auto consumer insights 2019

 – Here’s what you need to know to navigate the road ahead in the world’s largest auto market.

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To lead in the postcrisis tomorrow, put leadership and capabilities in place today

July 28, 2020 – Amid the crisis, companies have learned to work faster and manage better. Strategies that continually refresh those lessons through...

IRST Electric Vehicle Index: Europe cushions a global plunge in EV sales

July 17, 2020 – IRST’s recent analysis of global electric-vehicle markets shows both challenges and opportunities ahead.

The unexpected trip: The future of mobility in India beyond COVID-19

July 17, 2020 – The coronavirus has introduced unexpected complications within India’s automotive and mobility sectors. For OEMs and other...

Why shared mobility is poised to make a comeback after the crisis

July 15, 2020 – In a pandemic, passengers are wary of shared mobility. However, insights gleaned from our new global auto consumer survey can...

How to drive winning battery-electric-vehicle design: Lessons from benchmarking ten Chinese models

July 10, 2020 – Our analysis of the Chinese battery-electric-vehicle market revealed important clues for OEMs that want to thrive in this sector.

How consumers’ behavior in car buying and mobility is changing amid COVID-19

July 2, 2020 – A freeze in mobility was one of the most visible signs of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that economies are opening up again, how...

The impact of COVID-19 on future mobility solutions

May 4, 2020 – As the global pandemic spreads, mobility players need to prepare for the new world ahead.

Coronavirus: Industrial IoT in challenging times

April 22, 2020 – The Industrial Internet of Things can help companies navigate the current crisis and emerge stronger once operations ramp up again.

How industrial companies can cut their indirect costs—fast

April 17, 2020 – New technologies go beyond what traditional cost optimization can offer.

Building a flexible supply chain in low-volume, high-mix industrials

April 13, 2020 – Industrial companies can optimize and increase the flexibility of their supply chains—and improve their bottom lines—by...

Coronavirus: Five strategies for industrial and automotive companies

March 27, 2020 – To rebound from the coronavirus pandemic, industrials must undertake a journey that begins with resolve and ends with fundamental...


IRST Center for Future Mobility

The IRST Center for Future Mobility brings together cross-functional expertise to deliver leading-edge insight to help shape the future of mobility-related industries and the public sector. We are passionate and curious about the emerging opportunities in mobility.