• 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 […]

  • 5 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 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 (view the recording here), and how operators can guarantee a safe and efficient rider experience […]

  • 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 […]

  • COVID-19 and Mobility: New Solutions and Cooperation Models Between Operators and Local Authorities

    By Scott Shepard, Chief Business Officer, Iomob Technologies Mobility has been impacted the world over due to the COVID 19 crisis. From public transport, to micromobility, to individual auto commuting, all modes have seen a dramatic decrease in usage across the urban ecosystem. What is yet to be seen is how cities and their inhabitants will […]

  • Micromobility and Data Standards – The Implications within Europe

    By Giles Baily, Head of Policy & Partnerships, Vianova The Mobility Data Specification (MDS) protocol was created based on the need for cities, and operators, to have a basis for communicating and managing the potential growth of shared smaller vehicles in their cities. Initially much of the conversation was about the potential of autonomous vehicles, […]

  • What Ross is Reading: April 2020

    By Ross Douglas, Founder & CEO of Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Company In this new monthly column, I share what I’m reading and how it influences our decisions at Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Company.   Frenemies:The Epic Disruption of the Ad Industry (and Everything Else) (Ken Auletta, 2018) carried an urgent message when I read it two […]

  • COVID-19 and Shared Mobility: A New Normal

    By Scott Shepard, Chief Business Officer, Iomob Technologies Mobility. It is the glue that binds cities, societies, and civilizations together. What was just two months ago a necessity in conducting our daily routines has been (at least temporarily) disrupted to such an extent that 80–90% of intercity passenger demand for travel is expected to be eliminated […]

  • Applying Bacon’s Law (aka Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon) to #WFH Business Development in 2020

    by Neil Portus, Managing Partner, Tailored Partners Covid-19 and the shelter-in-place orders that followed have forced many of us to work from home, popularizing the #WFH hashtag. Virtually every role at every company has been affected as a result. One role in particular that has seen tremendous impact is that of business development. The familiar […]