• How to Win a Mobility Tender: Insights from the Paris Scooter Operators

    By Rebecca Sands, Content & Project Manager at Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Company Winning what some called the “world’s biggest e-scooter tender,” the electric scooter players Lime, Dott, and Tier were selected on July 23, 2020 as the three operators authorized to remain in the city of Paris for the next two years. In […]

  • Is It the End of the Auto Show?

    By Ross Douglas, Founder & CEO, Autonomy When I arrived in Paris five years ago to start Autonomy, I was invited to meet with the head of the Paris Motor Show on Avenue Montaigne – one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in the world. The newly appointed head had an office the […]

  • Ticket To Ride… A Scooter

    By Alexandre Gauquelin, Founder of Shared Micromobility and Julien Chamussy, Co-founder & Vice President of Marketing at fluctuo By the end of the Covid-19 lockdown in Europe, shared e-scooter companies were shifting their focus to one of the largest untapped markets of the continent: the United Kingdom. Becoming aware of the potential of these new services (especially given the reluctance […]

  • Gen Z and the Dawn of Mobility Culture

    By Sandra Witzel, Head of Marketing at SkedGo From the environmental impact of fossil fuel vehicles to heavily congested roads, our relationship with transport has to be re-examined. A carrot and stick approach is often used to encourage change – but there are other notable drivers. Enter Generation Z (Gen Z). Born between the mid-1990s […]

  • Navigating the New Normal: Preparing your Mobility Company for a Digital Future

    With over 2,000 exhibitions having been postponed or cancelled worldwide as a result of COVID-19, digital events will account for an increasing share of the B2B market, especially during the next two years. Now, more than ever, is a time to discover how going digital will bolster your mobility business, and we are here to […]

  • Autonomy Digital: A Tradeshow For Our Times

    By Ross Douglas, Founder & CEO of Autonomy The lockdown in March caught us in full-stride selling the 5th edition of Autonomy Paris. Our options were to postpone or go digital, our response was to spend two weeks reading up about pandemics and speaking to key clients. (“The Hammer and the Dance” by Tomas Pueyo […]

  • Rides, Roads, Residences

    By Chima Rickards, PhD candidate, Associate, Hoag+Co. How mobility technologies are impacting the built environment and … why care? Parking prices, congestion charges, fuel stations – the costs and diversions one never had to face on their way to work in the age of horse and carriage. The switch from horse-riding to automobiles changed the […]

  • What Ross is Reading: August 2020

    By Ross Douglas, Founder & CEO of Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Company In this monthly column, I share what I’m reading and how it influences our decisions at Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Company.   I don’t read many business books but when I do I research extensively before buying. For this summer holiday I wanted to read […]

  • A new lane for micromobility

    It’s Time to Prioritize the Third Lane

    By Travis VanderZanden, Founder & CEO, Bird Close your eyes and imagine a typical city street. What do you see? For most of us it’s a variation of a familiar scene: two lanes of automobile traffic most likely flanked by a row of densely parked cars on either side. Confined to the periphery, narrow sidewalks […]

  • The Latest Edition of the Autonomous Vehicles Landscape 2020

    With over 430 companies across 15 domains, this 7th version of the autonomous vehicles landscape by Marc Amblard, Managing Director of Orsay Consulting and Topio Networks gives the best snapshot yet of the most important players in the sector. Automation, urban & last mile logistics and smart infrastructure are just a few of the themes […]

  • The 2020 Urban Mobility Daily Summer Reading List

    Compiled by Stephanie Hagen, Director, Urban Mobility Company This year Summer might not be the season of sun and fun that we all dreamt of, but we are sure that you can still use some R&R&M: Rest & Relaxation & Mobility! Which is why the UMWeekly team has put together this special newsletter full of […]

  • The Crisis Reshuffles the Deck in the AV Space

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting The ongoing crisis is expected to be have a severe impact on the automotive industry. The significant drop in sales in recent months and a lengthy projected economic recovery has accelerated pre-crisis trends in the mobility space. The shift towards autonomous driving will be significantly impacted, whereas […]