Future moves
The future of mobility is taking off. It’s a future in which ‎travel time will be shorter, more convenient and more ‎climate friendly.

Future moves

The future of mobility is taking off. It’s a future in which ‎travel time will be shorter, more convenient and more ‎climate friendly. We at Infineon have the ambition to shape that future. Our technologies and innovative strength allow us to explore uncharted paths to deliver the mobility experience people crave.

Mobility has many facets, from walking to cycling to driving a car or travelling by train or plane. Over time, our means of transportation have evolved, from simple wagons and boats to the technologically sophisticated vehicles of today.

Disruptive technologies and innovations have made them faster, safer, more convenient and more affordable. Yet today we're at the dawn of a new era in terms of how we move from A to B. Climate change and resource scarcity, demographic and social change as well as urbanization and new lifestyles make it necessary to rethink mobility to protect our climate and to make people's lives more livable. Microelectronics are crucial in achieving this.

Microelectronics based on energy-efficient, dependable semiconductors and system solutions help all vehicle types and transportation infrastructures on this way. That’s why we, at Infineon, are already looking ahead to how tomorrow’s mobility concepts will look – and how clean, safe and smart they can be. 


We think holistically to invent the future

So how does the mobility of the future look? Will people share more? When will vehicles be driverless and autonomous? And what mode of transportation makes sense and is convenient, given my location and the destinations for the day? These questions show: Mobility is much more than just an emission-free journey from A to B. We always have the big picture in mind: Modes of transport and their interaction, infrastructure, individual preferences and local requirements, as well as open standards, for example when it comes to payment systems.

People have individual needs when on the go. When they choose their means of transportation, convenience and an affordable price are the key criteria, whether for a private car, public transport or shared services.
However, in the digital age, user expectations are increasingly coupled with a seamless mobility experience, easy-to-use access technologies, ubiquitous connectivity and the increasing desire to travel in a climate-friendly manner.
Demographics and advancing digital technologies drive the trend to shared services, for example meshing different types of transport in one platform.
While the most widely used mode of passenger transportation worldwide will remain the automobile, younger generations in particular will own fewer cars. For them, shared car services and new subscription models promise a maximum in terms of flexibility, cost and convenience.
Safety is priceless to all travelers and road users. It’s the prerequisite to their trust in vehicles and other mobility services. That’s why Infineon’s leading security and connectivity solutions are at the heart of vehicles and the corresponding traffic infrastructure enabling the multi-modal transportation systems of today and tomorrow. At the same time, the increasing need for robust communication between vehicles, passengers and infrastructure as well as innovation in terms of individual mobility will enable as yet unseen business models in the transport sector.

Future mobility starts today

The future of mobility is shaping up to be an exciting time, with advances in technology and sustainability driving innovation and change. There are a number of trends shaping the future of mobility, including:


One can already see a massive increase in the electrification of transport across all modes, from bicycles to cars to trains.

At the same time, emission-free mobility not only has to function along the entire electrical energy chain, from renewable power generation to energy-efficient vehicles. In addition,  future electromobility will also require a wide variety of electrified vehicle models as well as a well-developed charging infrastructure as a prerequisite.

Therefore, most countries are continuing to expand their network of publicly accessible charging stations. In terms of model variety, it will be crucial to be able to offer vehicles in all price classes to strengthen the adoption of e-cars

Autonomous and connected vehicles

In addition to electro-mobility, connected and autonomous vehicles and systems play a major role in the mobility transition.In the future, not only cars  will be autonomous, but other means of transportation as well. Today subways, for example, are already being operated without a driver, and logistics companies will increasingly use autonomous options to deliver packages over the last mile. This will require dependable electronics to gain trust for the new means of transportation and protect the well-being of road users. Robust, reliable, zero-latency connectivity is a prerequisite to achieving this, while cybersecurity is another key to prevent hackers from attacking vehicles and infrastructure.

A vision and technology leadership

If we think about the mobility of tomorrow, there are countless great ideas. It’s the technical skills from people like those who work at Infineon that will determine whether or not a vision becomes reality soon. Convenience, user experience and price will be the deciding factors from the user's point of view.

Let's go ahead and meet the future

Today, ideas are gradually becoming realistic that we would have said sounded like a science fiction movie just a few years ago. Take the flying robotic drones that will soon be delivering packages, or existing startups that are in the process of developing actual air cabs. On a lighter note, could we have pictured e-scooters on our streets just 20 years ago, or parcel delivery services making deliveries by cargo e-bike?

Alongside the new vehicle types on the market, different forms of mobility are growing together. Providers are using mobility solutions and platforms together to market their services. The importance of buying and owning a vehicle could continue to shrink. And public transportation could truly become more accessible everywhere, including rural areas. The German railway, for example, is planning to expand what it calls on-demand services on a large scale and bring them to rural regions as well.

This will enable passengers to be picked up by an autonomous vehicle and taken to their destination, such as the nearest train station, at a local transportation fare rather than cab fares. Mobility solutions like these do indeed sound like a clean, smart, and safe future, don’t you think?