• MaaS and Freedom (Part Two)

    By Alessandro Sosi, COO, OpenMove This is the second article in a two-part series. You can read Part One here Can MaaS, by winking at sustainability, give us freedom of movement?   In the first part of this article we started to think about this question, starting from the difference between “transport” and “mobility“, passing through the concept of digitization of […]

  • The Business of Mobility: Powering the Micromobility “Clean Up” in Cities

    By Cagri Selcuklu, Co-founder, Duckt The Business of Mobility is a new Urban Mobility Company series highlighting some 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 brilliant idea into […]

  • Walking as a Service (WaaS) – Does it Have Legs?

    By Glenn Lyons, Mott MacDonald Professor of Future Mobility, UWE Bristol There has been a lot of recent hype and attention given to ‘Mobility as a Service’ (MaaS). In January 2019 I posted on LinkedIn: I just walked – last two days in London between multiple locations. No bus. No tube. No Uber. No bike. Thanks to […]

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    MaaS and Freedom (Part One)

    By Alessandro Sosi, COO, OpenMove The second article in this two-part series can be found here. Freedom of movement We all want to feel free to move. Never as in this precise historical moment, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, can we experience and appreciate the value of this freedom. A freedom that is very often taken […]

  • Does the Mobility Industry Have a Soul?

    By Neil Portus, Managing Partner, Tailored Partners Like many of you, it was heartbreaking to watch videos on social media last week showing thousands of Jump bikes being scrapped as fallout from the Uber/Jump deal with Lime. Last month, Lime announced it raised $170 million from investors. The investment round was led by Uber and, […]

  • Shared Mobility, Rebooted

    By Alexandre Gauquelin, Founder of Shared Micromobility and Julien Chamussy, Co-founder & Vice President of Marketing at fluctuo Shared mobility must reinvent itself somewhat to adapt to the coming challenges resulting from COVID-19. Operators, software developers, vehicle manufacturers, and public services will all need to be creative in order to find ways to deal with a wide […]

  • (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 […]

  • From Crisis to Opportunity: an Intimate Conversation with PTOs on Public Transit Ridership

    Interview conducted by Stephanie Hagen, Director, Urban Mobility Company If you enjoy this interview, don’t miss out on the upcoming Virtual Urban Mobility Workshop, Commuting With COVID-19: Keeping You Safe With Data. Register for free here! It comes as no surprise that public transit ridership has been significantly down in cities around the world since […]

  • COVID-19 and Mobility: New Solutions and Cooperation Models Between Operators and Local Authorities

    By Scott Shepard, Chief Business Officer, Iomob Technologies Mobility has been impacted the world over due to the COVID 19 crisis. From public transport, to micromobility, to individual auto commuting, all modes have seen a dramatic decrease in usage across the urban ecosystem. What is yet to be seen is how cities and their inhabitants will […]

  • Restoring Public Transport after COVID-19: Bike-Transit Systems to the Rescue!

    By Peter Biczok, Transport and City Planner, Remix The Dutch bike-transit system should be our guide to not only encourage public transport use, but to also make it more efficient and attractive by offering higher frequency service with even better coverage. How is that possible? As we seem to be reaching the light at the […]

  • Micromobility and Data Standards – The Implications within Europe

    By Giles Baily, Head of Policy & Partnerships, Vianova The Mobility Data Specification (MDS) protocol was created based on the need for cities, and operators, to have a basis for communicating and managing the potential growth of shared smaller vehicles in their cities. Initially much of the conversation was about the potential of autonomous vehicles, […]

  • COVID-19 and Shared Mobility: A New Normal

    By Scott Shepard, Chief Business Officer, Iomob Technologies Mobility. It is the glue that binds cities, societies, and civilizations together. What was just two months ago a necessity in conducting our daily routines has been (at least temporarily) disrupted to such an extent that 80–90% of intercity passenger demand for travel is expected to be eliminated […]