Autonomous driving: Rapid advances in methods, artificial intelligence and machine learning are intensifying the development of autonomous vehicles that no longer require human intervention, even in complex traffic situations. This will fundamentally redefine individual mobility. However, it is not only driving as such that is changing - new demands are also being placed on production.
Shared services: The reorientation of young generations towards new values and life in urban conurbations are leading to the increasing loss of the attractiveness of owning one's own car. Shared mobility concepts are gaining ground on a large scale. Analysts expect a polarization between simple, standardized "cars to go" and in contrast high-quality, highly individualized privately owned vehicles.
These market shifts have an impact: How, where and by whom will vehicles be produced in the future? On the one hand, integrative interdisciplinary solutions are required to ensure synchronization of the new methods (AI, ML) with overall vehicle production. On the other hand, new concepts are needed to expand the value-added ratio and customer-oriented and market-oriented production. This is the need for action in this area of research and development.