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Future of Urban Mobility: the impact of technology on the mobility ecosystem

Our second Future of Urban Mobility discussion focused on six interlinked topics: data, demand responsive transport, road capacity, public good, and autonomous vehicles.
Our second Future of Urban Mobility discussion focused on six interlinked topics: data, demand responsive transport, road capacity, public good, and autonomous vehicles.

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On Tuesday 12th September, LTM hosted its second Future of Urban Mobility thought leadership discussion. The topic for discussion was “How could autonomous and intelligent technologies reshape the mobility ecosystem?”. We were delighted to welcome James Nettleton, InMotion Ventures, and Richard de Cani, Arup to the speakers panel. The discussion was chaired by Dr Philo Daniel, Thales.

Overview

What are cities trying to achieve from a broader transport and planning perspective? Now is a good time to ask. Driven by population growth, consumer expectations, fiscal constraints, and environmental and health concerns, the mobility ecosystem is in a state of flux. Add to this the effects of ‘disruptive’ technologies and technology companies, and we are faced with an exciting set of opportunities, as well as complex challenges.

From the perspective of transport users, headline grabbing technologies including driverless cars and Hyperloop mass transit promise giant, time-saving leaps. But how do we get to this promised future? And – from the city’s perspective – are these new technologies the best way forward?

The second Future of Urban Mobility discussion focused on six interlinked topics: data, demand responsive transport, road capacity, public good, and autonomous vehicles. The arguments and perspectives of the group are summarised here: Future of urban mobility_Technology enablers, 12 Sept 2017

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About Interchange

This event is part of London Transport Museum’s Interchange thought leadership programme; a series of lively, thought-provoking and informed discussions and debates for leading thinkers and decision-makers to consider the challenges and opportunities facing cities, transport and infrastructure, today and tomorrow. These invite-only events are a benefit of Corporate Membership and are attended by senior decision-makers from TfL and across the transport industry. The events deliver on-going opportunities for building new business, cementing relationships and sharing latest ideas and thinking. The full programme can be found at https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/support-us/corporate/thought-leadership