MAPEGY 2024's MOBILITY Disruptors: Top 10 Companies to Watch
Alessia Gaspodini
March 28, 2024

Mobility Disruptors: Top 10 Companies to watch in 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of mobility and transportation, 2024 promises to be a pivotal year, marked by a dynamic interplay of established industry giants and innovative startups poised to revolutionize the way we move from place to place.

With an astonishing 711,000 established companies globally shaping the future of mobility, and an impressive startup funding total of a staggering 320 billion USD, the stage is set for transformative advancements. Not to be overlooked, research funding in this sector has surged to 51 billion Euros, underscoring the commitment to innovation that is driving the mobility industry forward.

In this report, we will take a closer look at the top 10 companies to watch in 2024, exploring the dynamic forces that promise to disrupt and redefine the way we approach mobility in the years to come. The results are derived from SCOUT, MAPEGY’s Future Intelligence Platform, whose capabilities meticulously scour the competitive landscape to provide you with real-time insights at any time. SCOUT unveils competitors' digital pathways, identifies leaders and newcomers in any technology sector, and pinpoints companies with footprints similar to yours.

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Top 10 Mobility Disruptors to watch

Sorted by Funding, this is the list of the Top 10 Mobility Disruptors to watch, according to SCOUT, our Future Intelligence platform.

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1. Uber

Uber secures the top spot as one of "2024's Mobility Disruptors" due to its significant impact on the transportation industry. With a massive funding of 25 billion USD, Uber continues to expand its reach and services. The company's focus extends beyond ride-sharing, as it ventures into fleet management, transporter vehicles, and car mobility solutions, suggesting a diverse and innovative approach to mobility. Uber's global presence is further highlighted by its partnerships, including one with China's BYD for testing electric cars. Moreover, Uber's ongoing research initiatives in areas such as self-driving cars and travel planning reaffirm its commitment to shaping the future of mobility.

2. Lyft

Lyft ranks second thanks to its diverse mobility initiatives, including micromobility, fleet management, and transporter solutions.  Lyft's commitment to technological progress is evident through its research endeavors, tackling challenges such as addressing the EMS vehicle patient transportation issue during demand surges and advancing autonomous mobility solutions. Additionally, their patents in autonomous vehicle fleet maintenance management and surge-pricing driver navigation systems underscore their forward-looking approach. With a strong industry presence and a keen innovative drive, Lyft firmly secures its position as a major disruptor in the mobility sector to watch in 2024.

3. Faraday Future

Faraday Future, an American startup founded in 2014,  headquartered in Los Angeles and focuses on intelligent electric vehicle development. Its commitment to innovation is evident in their array of patents, covering areas such as intuitive vehicle control and advanced vehicle technologies. Despite an enigmatic journey and limited production announcements, the company has generated substantial buzz as a potential rival to industry leader Tesla. Faraday Future's unique approach and substantial funding (4.1 billion USD) make it a compelling third entry in our list , as it promises to redefine the landscape of electric vehicle technology.

4. TrueCar

TrueCar secures the fourth position with its innovative information and technology platform that connects users with TrueCar certified dealers.  The company's distinctive approach and an array of patents, such as the pay-per-sale system and out-the-door pricing system, showcase its commitment to transforming the car buying process. TrueCar's vision for the future of car buying and the potential to reaccelerate stock growth solidify its position as one of the main player for its industry in 2024.

5. Nio

NIO, a prominent Chinese company, is at the forefront of electric autonomous vehicle design and development. With a substantial funding of 7.2 billion USD, NIO has made a significant impact in the global electric vehicle landscape due to their dedication to research and development. Their extensive patent portfolio covers a wide range of innovations, including vehicle seats, battery swapping stations, and driver privacy protection systems, showcasing their commitment to cutting-edge technology.

6. nuTonomy

nuTonomy is a pioneering self-driving car company specializing in advanced software for autonomous vehicles and mobile robots. While their funding stands at a modest 20 million USD, nuTonomy has garnered attention for its research, innovative approach and commitment to cutting-edge technology. News highlights the company's involvement in the robo-taxi market, and its acquisition by Delphi Automotive underscores its strategic importance. Furthermore, nuTonomy boasts a range  of patents, including those related to route planning and supervisory control of vehicles, demonstrating its dedication to research and development.


BAIC BJEV is noteworthy electric vehicle unit under Beijing Automotive Group. Despite a comparatively moderate funding of 1.7 billion USD, the company is a significant disruptor in the electric vehicle landscape. Their substantial patent portfolio, which covers diverse innovations such as remote air conditioning control, anti-theft devices, and charging systems, underscores their commitment to technological advancement.

8. Jifei Technology

Jifei Technology is a significant player in the multi-rotor design and manufacturing domain. With an impressive funding of 66 million USD, the company holds a strategic position in the unmanned aerial vehicle industry. Jifei Technology's comprehensive patent portfolio covers a range of innovations related to unmanned aerial vehicle control, depth image acquisition, and charging systems making it a noteworthy disruptor in the mobility sector for 2024.

9. Ehang

Ehang is a technology enterprise specializing in aircraft research and development. With a substantial funding of 115 million USD, Ehang has become a pivotal player in the unmanned aerial vehicle industry. Their extensive patent portfolio encompasses innovations in flight control, unmanned vehicle systems, and barrier detection methods making it a significant disruptor in its sector.

10. Skydio

Last but not least, Skydio is an innovative player that harnesses artificial intelligence to create drones, catering to consumer, enterprise, and government clients. With a substantial funding of 570 million USD, Skydio stands as a formidable force in the drone industry.  Their extensive patent portfolio includes cutting-edge technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicle control systems, beyond visual line of sight control, and visual sensor-based object tracking. Skydio's pioneering work in drone technology, backed by significant funding, positions them as a key player  in the mobility industry for 2024.


In the ever-evolving landscape of mobility,  these companies are the trailblazers, the innovators, and the visionaries who are reshaping the way we move, connect, and navigate our world. From industry giants like Uber and Lyft, who continue to redefine the concept of mobility, to newcomers like Jifei Technology and Skydio, who are pushing the boundaries of aerial technology, each of these disruptors brings a unique perspective and a fresh approach to transportation.

They are not just companies; they are agents of change, driving the future of mobility with their cutting-edge technologies, substantial funding, and unwavering commitment to research and development. As we look ahead to 2024 and beyond, we can expect to witness unprecedented advancements in electric vehicles, self-driving technology, and aerial mobility, all thanks to these visionary disruptors.

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