• The Business of Mobility: How I Transformed a Summer Job into a Successful Smart City Company

    By Kurtis McBride, Co-founder & CEO of Miovision The Business of Mobility is an Urban Mobility Company series highlighting some of the fastest-growing, new businesses in the mobility sector. Featuring a closer look at the way in which companies stand out, CEOs, Directors and other C-level executives elaborate on what it takes to turn a […]

  • Automated Vehicles in Cities: Are Cities ‘Automation-ready’?

    By Thomas Mourey, Project Manager & Coordinator Clean Vehicles, POLIS Network While the industry claims that connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) will be able to operate in cities in a near future, several questions arise, in terms of road safety, efficiency, and the use made of these new vehicles. Are cities already ‘automation-ready’? Will CAVs […]

  • 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 […]

  • The European Mobility Landscape (expandable version in article)

    The European Mobility Startup Landscape

    By Alex Kiltz, Early-stage VC, UVC Partners It’s an exciting time to be investing in mobility startups. Below are the current trends in the mobility industry and an overview of the startup ecosystem in Europe. A changing industry The mobility industry is undergoing rapid change these days. Four major trends can be observed: Autonomous vehicles Electrification New mobility […]

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    What is Smart Mobility?

    By Geotab Smart mobility refers to using modes of transportation alongside or even instead of owning a gas-powered vehicle. This can take on many different forms, including ride-sharing, car-sharing, public transportation, walking, biking, and more. The need for Smart mobility arose out of increasing traffic congestion and its related side effects, including pollution, fatalities, and […]

  • The FIA’s Formula for Sustainable Mobility: An Interview with Thierry Willemarck, Deputy President Mobility

    Interview conducted by Anne Gadel, Head of Public Affairs, Autonomy  The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile  is the governing body of motor sport and promotes safe, sustainable and accessible mobility for all road users across the world. As the old idea of automobiles is often perceived as counter-intuitive to decarbonisation and sustainability goals, what is FIA […]

  • 3 reasons why Cities are a key actor of the Urban Mobility Revolution

    1. Cities make the rules Unlike tech companies, which are free to move around in cyberspace and therefore can get away with not playing by the rules, urban transport companies need public infrastructure to operate. They must thus respect the city in which they have set foot if they don’t want to risk being shut […]