The German years of "Wirtschaftswunder" (economic miracle) since the success of the combustion motor are past. Brands and alternative technologies as well as restrictions from other countries enforce the mobility site Germany to review the strategy. But this seems not to take place consistently as economy journalist Gunnar Sohn has stated in his article "Schwarm-Mobilität statt Schmieröl-Weisheiten im Land der Autobauer" bei Netzpiloten.de ("swarm mobility instead of pieces of grease wisdom in the country of car makers").
Die automotive industry of our export-dependent nation is facing the largest change since introduction of the combustion motor. China already wants to increase considerably the part of hybrid and electric vehicles in the near future. If Germany will not follow this development, the curb of production or other expensive consequences will be the result.
Also in our own country the way how and with what we are moving will be a growing challenge. Areas covered densely with parked cars, high traffic density, traffic jams, environmental stress are phenomena which will increase - particularly in the congested urban areas. Also the public short-distance traffic has the need to catch up with international developments. Other than e.g. in Japan, where it is possible to book tickets for all connections in the short and long distance multilingually, we still get many different systems with bad user interfaces in Germanly.
A solution which could find a remedy is swarm mobility: So called swarm-mobiles are driving instead of normal vehicles, autonomously, without a gas pedal, brake or steering wheel from A to B: Book - enter - depart. Such vehicles are silent, clean, environment-friendly, decentrally available and safe. More advantages for the user comparing with the own car: Save car tax, insurance and gasoline expenses.