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Urban Mobility solutions will not be homogenous across the world. Three distinct types of mobility will be present in the major markets of the United States, China and Europe European cities will push for a multi-modal mix of solutions that keep urbanites active, walking first mile and last mile and engaging shops and restaurants along the way. The US will continue to be car-centric and perhaps more eager to embrace AVs, despite concerns. Private car ownership is likely to remain high, possibly leading to AV congestion.
“Now we have a big contract with Vodafone, and every month Vodafone has to give machine readable data to city hall. Before, that didn’t happen. They just took all the data and used it for their own benefit”
A smart city can be described as a city that incorporates the capabilities of web connectivity, analytics, mobile solutions, sensors, data collection and other technology. This can include surveillance systems utilized by law enforcement, smart congestion-mitigating traffic systems, LED streetlights, and smart grids.
Public or private? Docked or dockless? E-bike or e-scooter? It’s complicated. But bikesharing is now big business, and cities need to understand how these emerging systems operate—and who operates them.
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