• 2021 Mobility Predictions

    Three Mobility and Smart Cities Predictions for 2021

    By Scott Shepard, Chief Business Officer, Iomob Technologies 1. Micromobilty Market Consolidation in Europe Given the speed and timing of COVID, there has been a rapid transformation in the European micromobility market. According to recent news stories and press releases, many of the largest operators have been in active late stage fund raises to shore up […]

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    Can Shared Mobility Bridge the ‘Last-mile’ in the Delivery Business?

    By Venkatesh Gopal, Business Development and Partnerships Manager, Movmi COVID-19-Lockdown-Stay home-Physical distancing-Online shopping-Demand for delivery. The above set of words sum up most of 2020. With the physical world of retail becoming less accessible, the convenience of online shopping has made the former even less attractive and has driven consumers to expect on-demand delivery for almost […]

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    The Business Case For Cargo Bikes

    By Tom Parr, Co-organiser, International Cargo Bike Festival As traffic volumes increase in our city centres, partly fuelled by deliveries from a COVID boosted e-commerce sector, organisations are looking for a silver bullet for urban logistics. But has it been sitting right here under our noses all this time? We think it has. Back on […]

  • 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 […]

  • Moving Towards a Decarbonized Future of Last Mile Logistics

    By Himanshu Raj, Sustainable Mobility Officer and Tsu-Jui Cheng, Sustainable Mobility Program Manager, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Transport talks are often centered on the movement of people and very often neglect the movement of goods, which is equally important for an urban area. How simple is it that a few clicks on the […]

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    Chinese Tech Giants’ Quest for Environmental Sustainability

    By Greg Grigorian, Head of Partnerships, Pandaily As the teenage eco-activist Greta Thunberg scolded the UN over environmental protection in New York, on the opposite side of the globe, in Beijing, people were going about their lives as usual – riding bikes and electric scooters, receiving deliveries in biodegradable packaging and preparing to learn how to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Big problems, micro solutions: electric cargo bikes to the rescue

    By Annie Butkiewicz, Content and Communications Officer, Autonomy For the average city-dweller, a bicycle might seem like a single-use mode of transport, useful for getting an individual from one point to another. However, there is a growing demand for innovation in micro mobility, especially to combat climate change, congestion, air quality, human interaction, obesity, noise […]

  • The Top 6 Trends in the European Mobility Ecosystem

    By Tanja Kufner, Partner and Head of dynamics – powered by MHP The main reason we attended the Autonomy & Urban Mobility Summit in Paris was to participate in Funding the Movement. This track is a small offshoot of the main program that focused on matching the top mobility startups with the most active investors […]

  • Tu fais quoi ce WE ? Je vais acheter des meubles en trottinette

    By Julian Chamussy, Corporate Ambassador, Autonomy Le secteur de la distribution est particulièrement concerné par l’évolution des modes de transport. L’essor de la voiture individuelle a favorisé l’émergence de nouveaux concepts de points de vente : l’hypermarché et le centre commercial… plus récemment, le drive. Dans les grandes agglomérations, on assiste actuellement à une réduction drastique […]