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  • For Argo Autonomous Vehicle

    Concentration in AV Tech Accelerates and Shakes Things Up

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting The current crisis is creating significant stress on the budgets of automotive incumbents. It has forced them to rethink the strategic allocation of their scarcer resources. The market-driven squeeze on R&D budgets comes at a time when incumbents need to spend significant amounts to meet CO2-related regulations […]

  • Global Autonomous Driving Network Q3/2020 – Collaboration Around the Globe

    By Augustin Friedel, Shared Mobility Expert With close to 200 different companies connected to each other, the global autonomous driving landscape is getting more complex.  Players in the self-driving space partner to reduce development costs and to speed up time to market and testing cycles. Companies like AutoX, with activities in China and USA, are following […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • MaaS is Blossoming to Give People the Freedom of Mobility: Transitioning to a New Paradigm

    By Clara Anderson, Digital Communication Specialist, Meep The incessant expansion of digitalisation, the emergence of the shared economy and the spread of innumerable platforms. These are the three main events that have triggered the development of Mobility as a Service in the past years, inducing the development of new business urban mobility models. These changes […]

  • (New) Future of Mobility: Likely Winners and Losers

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting The current crisis is first and foremost humanitarian, with 300k casualties to date worldwide and massive joblessness. It is also economic, with almost all companies having financial difficulties and many collapsing. However, a few sectors are currently booming (e.g. deliveries), some will benefit from a crisis-induced tailwind, while […]

  • The Future of Trucking

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting Back in December 2017, I published an article entitled “Commercial Vehicles go Electric, Autonomous, Connected and Shared.” Things have progressed over the last 2+ years, which justifies a new article on this topic. What is the current state of play?​​ Electrification The pace of electric vehicle […]

  • Your Guide to the French Mobility Orientation Law

    Update 24/06/2020 The Urban Mobility Company in partnershhp with Choose Paris Region held a Virtual Workshop on the French Mobility Orientation Law on 24 June. Watch the recording and read our key takeaways! At the end of 2019, the French government approved a set of sweeping reforms known as the French Mobility Orientation Law (or […]

  • The Autonomous Vehicles Landscape 2020

    18/08/2020: An updated version of the AV Landscape can be found here This mapping of over over 400 companies covering 15 different domains of the AV space was realised by Marc Amblard, Managing Director of Orsay Consulting and the ReadWrite Labs team. To read an in-depth overview by Marc Amblard of the 2019 vesion of the the Autonomous Vehicles […]

  • Mobility Trends at CES 2020

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting CES 2020 hosted 170,000 attendees who came to visit 4,000 exhibits, 1200 of which were presented by startups. This article highlights the key trends and messages on mobility and related technologies I observed during 3 days on site — here you can find my analyses on the previous three […]