The world is changing

We've identified global trends that require innovative solutions to help improve mobility for our ever-evolving world.

  • 2010 6.9 Billion
  • 2020 7.7 Billion
  • 2030 8.4 Billion
  • 2040 9.0 Billion
  • 2050 9.6 Billion

A growing global population

Global population is expected to increase to 9.6 billion people by 2050 - that’s over 2 billion more people putting pressure on existing infrastructures than in 2010. This will require more resources and new infrastructures.

Source:

United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2014)

World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision, Highlights (ST/ESA/SER.A/352)

  • 1950 30%
  • 1990 43%
  • 2020 56%
  • 2050 66%

Expanding urban centers

By 2050 66% of the world population (approx 6.3 billion people) will live in cities, compared to 54% in 2014. Improving and creating infrastructures that not only encourage movement but are also environmentally-sensitive will be critical to ensure that mobility continues for a long, long time.

Source:

United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2014)

World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision, Highlights (ST/ESA/SER.A/352)

  • 2010 530,507,365
  • 2020 716,056,846
  • 2030 973,093,254
  • 2040 1,252,545,930
  • 2050 1,489,569,680

An increased aging population

By 2050 the global population of people 65+ is expected to triple to 1.5 billion. There will be an increased demand for safe, affordable, and convenient transportation options for older people so they can continue to be independent, mobile citizens.

Source:

United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2014)

World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision, Highlights (ST/ESA/SER.A/352)