• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Key Takeaways from the Virtual Workshop “The French Mobility Orientation Law: Business Opportunities for a Sustainable Future”

    By Rebecca Sands, Content & Project Manager at Autonomy and the Urban Mobility Company Click here to watch a recording of The French Mobility Orientation Law: Business Opportunities for a Sustainable Future After two years of deliberation and negotiation, in December 2019, France passed one of the most comprehensive reforms on mobility that any country has seen […]

  • Key Takeaways from the Virtual Workshop “Women in Mobility: Closing the Female Founder Gap”

    By Stephanie Hagen, Director, Urban Mobilty Company Click here to watch a recording of Women in Mobility: Closing the Female Founder Gap According to a recent study conducted by Columbia University, Female-led ventures are 63 percent less likely than male-led ventures to obtain VC funding. Starting a company is already a challenge, but when faced with […]

  • Urban Mobility’s Unique Chance to Help Fight Climate Change

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting The past few months have transformed our lives in so many ways as never before seen in our lifetimes. We will continue to be negatively impacted for months or possibly even years. But what if something good could come out of it? What if we used this […]

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    MaaS and Freedom (Part One)

    By Alessandro Sosi, COO, OpenMove The second article in this two-part series can be found here. Freedom of movement We all want to feel free to move. Never as in this precise historical moment, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, can we experience and appreciate the value of this freedom. A freedom that is very often taken […]

  • Key Takeaways From the Virtual Workshop “Commuting with COVID-19: Keeping You Safe With Data”

    By Rebecca Sands, Content & Project Manager, Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Company Click here to watch a recording of Commuting with COVID-19: Keeping you Safe With Data Last week the Urban Mobility Company held our first virtual workshop in partnership with Moovit on the impact that the COVID-19 crisis is having on public transportation […]

  • Does the Mobility Industry Have a Soul?

    By Neil Portus, Managing Partner, Tailored Partners Like many of you, it was heartbreaking to watch videos on social media last week showing thousands of Jump bikes being scrapped as fallout from the Uber/Jump deal with Lime. Last month, Lime announced it raised $170 million from investors. The investment round was led by Uber and, […]

  • COVID-19 Mobility Landscape: Europe vs United States

    By Scott Shepard, Chief Business Officer, Iomob Technologies These are certainly interesting times we live in. While the world is in the process of being completely transformed (in some ways for the better) due to the COVID-19 crisis, there has been an unequal response seen in the mobility ecosystem. In many ways the crisis has laid […]