• 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 […]

  • What Ross is Reading: May 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.   In trying to understand what the world will look like after we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, I recently read […]

  • What Ross is Reading : March 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.   During the recent Australian bushfires I read The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future by David Wallace-Wells and […]

  • How Carbon Offsets Can Fund MaaS and Other New Mobility Solutions

    By Ross Douglas, Founder & CEO, Autonomy Can humanity change its behaviour before the climate changes it for us? According to David Wallace-Wells, author of The Uninhabitable Earth, half the carbon emissions released since the industrial revolution have happened in the last 30 years.  We emit 40 billion tons per year of CO2. (One ton of […]

  • Moving Towards a Decarbonized Future of Last Mile Logistics

    By Himanshu Raj, Sustainable Mobility Officer and Tsu-Jui Cheng, Sustainable Mobility Program Manager, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Transport talks are often centered on the movement of people and very often neglect the movement of goods, which is equally important for an urban area. How simple is it that a few clicks on the […]

  • Meituan Dianping’s delivery drivers

    Chinese Tech Giants’ Quest for Environmental Sustainability

    By Greg Grigorian, Head of Partnerships, Pandaily As the teenage eco-activist Greta Thunberg scolded the UN over environmental protection in New York, on the opposite side of the globe, in Beijing, people were going about their lives as usual – riding bikes and electric scooters, receiving deliveries in biodegradable packaging and preparing to learn how to […]

  • Decarbonising Transport: What will It Take?

    By Ross Douglas, CEO & Founder of Autonomy Like many others, I sweated through Paris’s June heat wave and then flew to Italy for the summer holiday, adding my unfair share of carbon miles to an overtaxed environment. Transport is responsible for some 30% of the EU’s total CO2 emissions, of which 72% comes from […]

  • China’s Evolving Mobility Trends: An Interview with Daizong Liu

    Interview conducted by Yuchen Tang, Head of Chinese Markets, Autonomy Daizong Liu is the Director of China at the World Resources Institute Ross Center. Having worked in urban transportation planning for nearly two decades, could you describe some key trends that you have seen throughout your career in China?Is it true that China is entering […]

  • Moving Towards Sustainable Mobility with Green Tech

    By Karina Schultz, Head of Marketing, dynamics – powered by MHP Making ‘green’ in Green tech: The economic, political, and environmental benefits of shifting to sustainable mobility Planes rolling out of the hangars at the historic Tempelhof Airport in Berlin are a thing of the past, yet a look into these hangars offer an inspiring […]

  • Citizenship, Quality of Life, Transport: What are the Challenges for Smart Cities?

    By the Mobup editorial team Half of the world’s population lived in cities in 2008: by 2050, the percentage of urban dwellers in the world will rise to 70%. In all cities, the energy demand will be multiplied by two, even though we must reduce CO2 emissions today to slow global warming. As they are and will be growing and meet new […]

  • Can EU Policymakers Stay Ahead of the Mobility Disruption?

    By Ross Douglas, Founder & CEO of Autonomy In February, I attended the annual e-mobility conference rEvolution where Martin Roemheld, Head of Volkswagen’s e-Mobility Services, delivered a keynote. He pledged to do the right thing for his two young daughters by turning VW into a carbon neutral EV producer by 2050, without compromising jobs. Is […]

  • Putting the Gilets Jaunes protests into context

    Getty Images By Ross Douglas, Founder & CEO, Autonomy The Gilets Jaunes (yellow vests) have just had their third week of protests in the streets of Paris, where I live and work. The movement initially started as a protest against a six cents per litre diesel tax but has since spiraled into a more general […]