• (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 […]

  • The Autonomous Vehicles Landscape 2020

    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 Landcape, check out Marc Amblard’s article A Deep Dive into the AV […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Top 10 Urban Mobility Daily Articles of 2019

    List compiled by Stephanie Hagen, Managing Editor of the Urban Mobility Daily 2019 could be crowned as the year of M&M — MaaS & Microbility that is! It comes as little surprise then that the UMDaily’s 10 most-read articles of the year reflect these two exciting trends, both of which will likely continue to be […]

  • The Profound Disruption of Last Mile Delivery

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting Editor’s note: When this article was orginally published in December 2019, the majority of the world was completely unaware of the COVID-19 pandemic to come. A mere four months later and we are living in very different times, with physical stores shuttered and people quarantined in cities […]

  • China’s Quest to Win the EV/AV Race in a Warming World

    By Ross Douglas, Founder & CEO, Autonomy I was recently invited by China EV100 to participate in the Global Future Mobility Forum in Deqing, outside of Hangzhou. The city is famous for Alibaba being headquartered there. The Chinese government plans to make it even more famous by making it the centre of their EV and […]

  • Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit 2019 Aftermovie

    Whether you were unable to attend the world’s largest event dedicted to urban mobility or you simply want to relive the magic, grab some popcorn and click play on the 2019 Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Summit Aftermovie! Mark your calendars for next year’s edition, 4 – 5 November in Paris!

  • The Role of Mapping in the Transition From Automated to Autonomous Driving: an Interview with Christof Hellmis

    Interview Conducted by Karina Schultz, Head of Communications at dynamics – powered by MHP As the industry & the public look forward to self-driving cars, the technologies needed for full autonomy are already being implemented today. Mapping is an often-overlooked but critical element in the development of automated & autonomous driving. future of mobility. Following the […]

  • The Key Takeaways From Autonomy 2019

    By Stephanie Hagen, Head of Conferences & Content, Autonomy Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Summit took place 16 – 17 October 2019 in Paris. The world’s largest event dedicated to urban mobility, it attracted thousands of professionals from both the public and private sectors to discover sustainable transportation solutions. Here are some of the main […]

  • Why Amazon Is Investing Massively in Mobility Tech

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director of Orsay Consulting Last year, Amazon spent $27B on shipping, i.e., sortation, delivery centers and transportation costs for an estimated 6 billion parcels delivered for $233B in sales. The e-commerce giant has been innovating in their fulfillment centers, maximizing automation in order to drive efficiency and throughput, as well […]

  • Innovation in Mobility: the challenge in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, a peri-urban area in the Paris region

    By Véronique Coté-Millard, 3rd Vice President, in charge of transport and mobility Twenty kilometers from the center of Paris, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (SQY) is the second largest economic hub in the Paris region after la Défense. The territory hosts major companies in sectors such as automotive, finance, aeronautics, and cyber security. In total, there are currently 145,000 […]