In total, 12 overarching Focus Areas were identified to evaluate the status quo of the European competitiveness. Whereas the technological and economic perspective is scored on a 5-point scale, the demand-side view is of qualitative nature. Based on the quantitative scorings the European Transport Manufacturing Industry has at present a competitive advantage in comparison with its main rivals.
The status quo analysis assesses the current status and dynamics of value chains Technology, demand-side requirements Demand and the competitive situation Economic of the European transport manufacturing industries. It also provides a fundament for the investigation of disruptive trends and their impact covered in future and takes the policy perspective into consideration.
The analysis covers both passenger as well as freight transportation. Along its structure, the goals of this analysis are to:
All Focus Areas within the aspects Technology and Economy are scored on a 5-point scale, reaching from strong competitive disadvantage (0) to strong competitive advantage (4). The individual scores are derived from selected Key Performance Indicators identified for each of the transport modes.