• 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, […]

  • How will the Covid-19 Crisis impact the Electrification of Mobility?

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting The spread of coronavirus has caused massive havoc around the world, most importantly concerning the health and well-being of the population. We will collectively come out of this crisis at some point. However, many aspects of our lives and economies will look very different post-crisis than they […]

  • Moving and Shaking From Our Living Rooms

    By Stephanie Hagen, Director, Urban Mobility Company A Brave New World  This morning I, like millions of people across France, woke up, walked to my living room, turned on my laptop and got to work. There would be no rushing to catch the metro or bus, or unlocking a shared bike or scooter. There would […]

  • Why the Urban Mobility Data Debate Matters to Public Transportation

    By David Zipper, Visiting Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School You’ve probably noticed the shared e-scooters and e-bikes (so-called “micromobility” devices) that have quickly become fixtures on American streets and sidewalks. To manage these recent arrivals, cities have begun relying on huge troves of data that the micromobility companies send to city governments.  Most of this data […]

  • European Shared Mobility Business Models

    By Scott Shepard, Chief Business Officer, Iomob Technology Services When we think of shared mobility, what comes to mind? Scooters, bikes, taxis, carshare, pogo sticks? While each of these options (minus one) offer countless opportunities for flexibility and freedom in navigating urban environments, there is another major factor at play. How can each of these offers […]

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    U.S. Micromobility Battleground: Data, Privacy, and Regulation

    By Scott Shepard, Chief Business Officer, Iomob Technology Services A herculean legal and legislative battle is forming in the United States, and has been brewing since the onslaught of ride hailing over five years ago. This time around the clouds are darkening around the catalyst of micromobility (e-scooters, dockless e-bikes, etc). Why the disconnect? Micromobility was sold […]

  • Exclusive Look: HERE’s The State of Mobility 2019

    “MaaS is a customer-centric transportation model. It provides users with a single solution that combines real-time, on-demand transport options in a variety of forms, including peer-to-peer car- sharing, micro-mobility, ride- hailing, and public transit.”   But just how has MaaS evolved differently according to the users and the environments that they are in? What are […]

  • Utilities and Oil Majors Join the EV Wave

    By Marc Amblard, Managing Director, Orsay Consulting In 2018, about 1.8M plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) were sold, i.e., plug-in hybrid and 100% electric vehicles. This may represent only 2.2% of all light vehicles sold globally last year, but it increased almost 80% vs. 2017. EV sales growth will remain strong thanks to both a wave of new […]

  • Urban Mobility Shifts and the Need to Reimagine City Life

    By URBAN-X Cities play a central role in innovation and creation of economic opportunity. Since the early days of human civilization, cities have depended on technology to improve quality of life (including the way people get around). That’s one of the core principles behind URBAN-X, the urbantech startup accelerator built by MINI and Urban Us. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mark Kerstens – VP of Business Development, ChargePoint

    ChargePoint is the world’s largest network of EV charging stations, with stations located in the US, Europe and Australia. The company ultimately want to create multimodal hubs where a variety of electric vehicles – not just cars – can charge. (FR) ChargePoint est le plus important réseau de recharge de véhicules électriques aux Etats-Unis, en Europe […]