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Mr. John Smith

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A follow-up to the highly successful FISITA membership collaboration that resulted in the Mobility Engineer 2030 White Paper, which reviewed the education requirements for the future of mobility engineering. The logical next step is to consider how engineering as a whole also needs to change, as the industry evolves – and what those changes will be, and how the industry will need to adapt. This has led to the development of the Mobility Engineering 2030 White Paper.

Due to the volume of contributions received; and the breadth of those contributions, it has been decided that rather than one paper, there will be three – each focussing on areas of important consideration within this broad and critical subject.

Part 1, which is an overview providing an outline of the Engineering 2030 topic and contains contributions from the ‘Mobility Engineering Questionnaire’ conducted with FISITA Corporate Members as a key element of this project of this project, in 2019. The feedback is significant and includes results from the FISITA Academic Advisory Board, Technical Committee, Industry Committees and the outcomes of independent, collaborative workshops held across four countries in Asia and Europe. It also has contributions from the German Metalworkers' Union, Munich University of Applied Sciences and from Competivation Consulting in Germany.

Part two will deep-dive into IT related aspects of mobility engineering, such as connectivity and AV, because this is clearly an area of significant and substantial change (compared to traditional car design). The third part will focus on the working life, because there will be no Engineering 2030 without engineers that are committed to this profession. Part two and part three are scheduled for development and release from 2021.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword 1

  • Introduction 2

1. Evaluation of the 2019 FISITA Questionnaire 4

  • 1.1 Mobility Ecosystem 4

  • 1.2 Sustainable mobility 10

  • 1.3 Future engineering process 11

2. Future of Transportation 16

  • 2.1 Computer Aided Sustainable Mobility 16

  • 2.2 Advanced Public Transport System (APTS) Framework Covering Industry Regulation 19

  • 2.3 Intelligent Vehicle and Autonomous Driving 23

3. Engineering Tools and Methods 30

  • 3.1 Future of CAE 30

  • 3.2 Design 4.0 35

  • 3.3 Scrum Approach 38

4. Decision Making 40

  • 4.1 Design Thinking for Engineering 2030 – Relevance of Human-Centered Design for the Automotive Industry 40

  • 4.2 Intuition and Strategic Thinking 46

  • Summary 54

  • References 56

  • Appendices 58

  • List of Contributors 58

  • Questionnaire 60

  • Mobility Ecosystems 60

  • Sustainable Mobility 62

  • Future Engineering Process – Design 4.0

Paper published: February 2021. Non-member price: £440 (available from FISITA Store).

Free access for FISITA members after basic registration. Contact Kelly Williams for information about membership.

Competivation Consulting Prof. Hans-Gerd Servatius; FISITA Chris Mason; Ford Werke GmbH Dr-Ing. Karl Siebertz; IG Metall Dennis Faupel; Jilin University Prof. Mike Ma; Nagoya University Prof. Hirofumi Aoki; RWTH Aachen University Dr Garnet Kasperk; Prof. Dr Frank Piller; Toyota Motor Corporation Akihito Tanke; Tsinghua Automotive Strategy Prof. Frank Zhao; Research Institute (TASRI); Tsinghua University Prof. Keqiang Li; University of Applied Sciences, Munich Prof. Dr Bettina Maisch; University of Bath Dr Chris Brace.

Mobility Engineering 2030 White Paper - Part 1

FOP2021-02-01 • Paper • FISITA Output Paper


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