The indices displayed on this map are a measure of the concentration of firms at the national level for a given emerging industry and indicator (selected in the left hand menu). The indices are location quotients and they compare, for the selected segment and emerging industry, the proportion of firms in the emerging industry in each country over the total number of firms for all emerging industries in the same country, to the proportion of firms in the emerging industry across Europe over the total number of firms in all emerging industries in Europe. Values below 1 indicate that the country has a lower concentration of firms for a given segment and emerging industry compared to the average concentration of firms for this emerging industry across Europe. Values above 1 indicate that the country has an above average concentration of firms for the segment.
Defining Mobility industries
Mobility industries comprise activities that provide products and services which aim to optimise the mobility of goods and people by combining or connecting different means and modes of transport (notably car/road, train/rail, airplane/air and ship/water), by optimising the effectiveness and resource-efficiency or reducing the cost or environmental impact of mobility, for example through the use of new materials, new energy sources and grids (e.g. new technologies and devices such as GPS, Galileo for electric vehicles).
Mobility industries build upon competences in transport and logistics on the one side and/or IT and mobile services on the other, but may also cut into other sectors such as mobile navigation services, tourism, retail and financial services. The activities of this emerging industry add value by providing, for instance, integrated, smart, clean, service-oriented and/or user-focused mobility services and related products . They provide new services to the particular needs of both businesses (B2B) and customers (B2C). This includes the provision of different forms of facilitation and mediation services such as tracking and management services and related products as well as the organisation of specific service offers, such as deliveries or car-sharing in relation to other forms of transport.
For further details, please see the mobility industries definition page in the methodologies section of the website.