• Scooter-sharing Hype in Europe, a Déjà vu?

    By Alexander Kremer, Senior Manager, JD.com France first and Germany next? Starting last month, Germany allowed scooter-sharing companies to officially operate across the country (if an ABE ‘Allgemeine Betriebserlaubnis’ is in place). These days it seems Europe has become the battleground for  both American scooter-sharing players like Bird and Lime (both established 2017) and European […]

  • Mapping Micromobility in the Macro World of Mobility

    By Annie Chang, Manager, Emerging Mobility, SAE International and Leila Hawa, Masters Student, McGill University Update (27/11/19): Since this article was originally published, SAE International’s J3194™, a Taxonomy & Classification of Powered Micromobility Vehicles has been published. See here to learn more about it. Cities in North America are long overdue for a mobility revolution. […]

  • Construire la mobilité autonome de demain : retour sur les expérimentations menées en France

    By Laura Brimont, chercheur numérique, ville et mobilité à l’Iddri  Les expérimentations de véhicules autonomes se sont multipliées depuis quelques années en France. Portées par les industriels désireux de tester leurs solutions technologiques en situation réelle, ces expérimentations constituent des opportunités pour construire la mobilité autonome de demain, et, potentiellement, orienter la technologie vers une […]

  • 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 […]

  • MaaS across the Mobility Spectrum: An Interview with Jacob Bangsgaard, CEO of ERTICO-ITS Europe

    Interview Conducted by Anne Gadel, Head of Public Affairs, Autonomy What is MaaS Alliance’s role in helping the MaaS ecosystem thrive? The MaaS Alliance is driving the take-up of Mobility as a Service by creating a common approach to MaaS and unlocking the economies of scale needed for successful implementation of MaaS in Europe and […]

  • Après la fin d’Autolib’, quel avenir pour l’autopartage à Paris ?

    Photo credit: Getty Images Par Antoine Laporte Weywada, Chef de projet Paris Mobility Lab Lancé en 2011 à Paris, le service Autolib’ est désormais officiellement voué à disparaître, plombé par un déficit de 230 millions d’euros trop lourd pour être assumé par le syndicat Autolib’ métropole. Alors que les emblématiques ‘BlueCar’ grises vont bientôt déserter […]

  • The Public And Private Mobility Solutions Cities Need : An Interview with Mohamed Mezghani of UITP

    Interview Conducted by Anne Gadel, Head of Public Affairs at Autonomy   UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) is the International Association of Public Transport and a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility. It is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes. It counts 96 member […]

  • The Future of Urban Mobility: Can Europe Stay On Top?

    By Ross Douglas, Founder & CEO, Autonomy The Future of Urban Mobility Series: Part III European Cities: The Gold Standard Speak to any transport planner and they will tell you that European cities are considered to be the gold standard of good mobility. European policymakers understand that getting people out of cars improves mobility. European […]

  • The Need for Openness in Transport Systems

    By Giles Bailey, CEO of The TravelSpirit Foundation Disruption and Change The mobility industry is at the centre of unprecedented change and disruption. This is occurring in markets around the world: in developed and emerging economies; from micro-sized entrepreneurs; growing innovative businesses; to major multi-nationals. We are also witnessing the intervention of businesses not normally […]

  • The Future of Urban Mobility: America’s AV Winners

    By Ross Douglas, Founder & CEO, Autonomy The Future of Urban Mobility Series: Part II When will robo-taxis start operating commercially in US cities? There is no better person to ask than Timothy Papandreou, formerly Waymo Strategic Partnerships: “We’re seeing them now with Waymo in a part of Metro Phoenix, AZ, and they announced a […]

  • 2018: quels défis pour les régions? Interview de Michel Neugnot, Président Transports et Mobilité de Régions de France

    Interview menée par Anne Gadel, Responsable des Affaires Publiques, Autonomy Régions de France est l’institution représentative des régions françaises auprès des pouvoirs publics français et européens, ainsi qu’auprès des acteurs de la vie économique et sociale Depuis 2002, les régions sont autorités organisatrices des transports, et ont récupéré depuis le 1er septembre 2017 des compétences […]

  • How EcoMobility is taking back the streets: an interview with Monika Zimmermann, DSG of ICLEI

    (c) GIS 2017 Interview conducted by Anne Gadel, Head of Public Affairs at Autonomy    ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is the leading global network of more than 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future.   ICLEI’s EcoMobility Alliance seeks to use cities’ existing resources to curb pollution and congestion. […]