0 Replies Latest reply on Feb 4, 2016 4:59 PM by Victor Fontaine

    What are the10 Commandments to Deal with the Urban Mobility Challenge ?

    Victor Fontaine

      "Through the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Automotive & Personal Transportation, leaders from various automotive industry segments ranging from auto vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, technology service providers to universities and research institutes, are working together to identify possible solutions, as well as a recommended course of action for local governments."


      "Many entrepreneurs have seen an opportunity in the new consumer attitude and the capabilities of technology.  We have already experienced an explosion in mobility offerings and new business models.Carsharing is taking off and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 26 percent to cross 18 million members by 2020. Ride sharing is also seeing exponential growth with the European market expected to grow from 36 million members today to around 65 million members by 2020."

      In this context "how can proactive industries and city leaders face the challenges of the exploding demand for mobility, limitations in road infrastructures and the growing issue of housing space in urban environment?"

      Through their work at the world economic forum, experts have proposed ten recommendations, as below :

      - Open innovation and communication: Shaping a successful urban transportation system requires the involvement of the complete ecosystem

      - Leverage existing infrastructure : do not reinvent the wheel.

      - Reinforce accountability: Set goals and targets which are motivating and help to engage players who were previously not involved

      - Mobility grid: Creating a mobility grid by just mapping existing resources (public and private transport (formal or informal)

      - Connect the dots: Connecting existing transport (digitally and physically), offers the consumer access to a new universe of options for his/her individual journey needs

      - Maximize ROI: From a public investment point of view, it may cost less than you thought..

      - Measure and optimize

      "Mobility is not the end in itself, rather it offers a means to allowing access and helping people meet their needs in the most efficient and effective ways possible"

      "The future of mobility is in a multi-modal dynamic solution combining a journey from point A to B through seamless integration of different forms of transport and with one single digital ticket"

      Do you agree with these experts? Some of their recommendations seem basics but they might be really needed.