Would you believe it if I told you that your behaviour whilst driving could actually help inform road layouts? Or that the data collected from your driving behaviour could help transportation much safer?
Well, it’s true! Meet Jeff Schlitt, solution engineering director at Arity. Schlitt outlines how mobility and driver data are collected by the company and converted into meaningful behavioural insights. The consultancy then leverages telematics to make transportation smarter, safer, and more useful for everyone.
The data collected is also used by the company to provide solutions to help with infrastructure and is given to municipalities to aid city and town developments.
Watch the full interview with Arity with an exclusive sneak peek of what we can expect to see from the Arity team at MOVE America 2023 next week!
The director for Catalonia Trade & Investment Oscar Marti went into detail on all of the companies the Catalonian Government stand were showcasing at MOVE 2023.
Catalonia Trade & Investment is the Catalan Government agency for foreign investment and business competitiveness, promoting the innovation, internationalisation, trade and funding of Catalan companies and startups.
Listing all of the respective contributions of Catalonia’s urban mobility companies at the event, Marti noted that the stand boasted an impressive collection of brands and OEMs.
Watch the full interview to hear about what the Catalonian stand had to offer at MOVE 2023 and how their efforts towards sustainability are providing valuable opportunities for the innovation of their urban mobility.
At MOVE 2023 Norman Palmhof managing consultant at Valtech Mobility talked about all-things connected mobility and the company’s experience at the event.
Valtech Mobility specialise in designing, developing and managing digital platform services and products to help enable customers and partners to create value streams and monetise data from connected vehicles.
Palmhof commented on Valtech’s recent partnership with Parkopedia and how the two companies are joining forces to provide end-to-end services for carmakers. The services that are made possible through the collaboration include integrated solutions for parking, fuelling, tolling, and charging in connected vehicles.
At MOVE 2023 Henri Moissinac, the co-founder and CEO of Dott, talked about the fifteen-minute city and how micro-mobility can help make this goal to become a reality in cities all over the world.
With a mandate to encourage the fifteen-minute city, Moissinac recently contributed to the Micro-mobility Industry Best Practice Reportand commented on the purpose of the report and its key findings in and around micro-mobility.
Moissinac also discussed his predictions for the future of micro-mobility and whether he thinks the trend will continue to climb. With more and more micro-modes of transport being embraced in cities all around the world, publicly and privately, Moissinac commented on how he thinks this will impact ownership of personal cars.
Around 20 years ago, Rod King MBE campaigned in his local town for a 20 mph speed limit on roads where pedestrians mix with motorists. Fast forward to today and King’s organisation, 20s Plenty for Us, now boasts 600 local campaigns across the entire of the UK.
King talked about his campaign with MOVEMNT at MOVE 2023 and commented on his keynote talk “20’s plenty: maximising the potential of the spaces between buildings that we call streets”.
King asked how cities and towns can sweat the assets of what we call ‘streets’ in order to meet the needs and aspirations of we have right now in the third decade of the 21st century. He endeavours to promote the 20s Plenty Campaign in order to “make your place a better place to be”.
Watch the MBE’s full interview to learn more about his MOVE 2023 and what his personal MOVE sustainability pledge is for the upcoming year.
At the ExCeL last month, we spoke to Ardo Reinsalu, the director of vehicles at Bolt about all-things micro-mobility.
On day one of MOVE 2023 , Bolt announced the release of their latest in-house e-scooter, Bolt 6. In this interview, Reinsalu told us what makes this next-gen model better and more efficient than its previous versions. In addition, Bolt told us what their MOVE pledge was as a company for the upcoming year.
We also spoke about Reinsalu’s theatre discussion at the event on “The future of vehicles: what are the drivers of change?” and his main takeaways from the talk.
Mastercard’s EVP of global acceptance, Jennifer Marriner, and Ryd’s CEO, Uli Kiendl, were fresh off of the keynote stage when they chatted to MOVEMNT editor Grace Dawes at MOVE 2023.
The pair commented on their main takeaways from their shared keynote talk on “The acceleration of payments – an opportunity for frictionless mobility”.
Mastercard’s attendance at MOVE is to draw attention to how the company can accelerate efficiency and seamless travel in urban mobility and specifically how payment is a hugely influential factor in this process.
Kiendl’s company, Ryd, also contribute to the topic of payment efficiency in urban mobility at MOVE 2023 by specialising in in-car payments and enabling urban journeys to be faster and safer.
The business partners also told us about their MOVE 2023 experiences and what their companies MOVE pledges are for 2023.
Jennifer Marriner, executive VP of global acceptance at Mastercard, and Uli Kiendl, CEO of ryd, take to the Keynote Theatre together to discuss how seamless payments can promote growth in urban mobility.
You’re probably thinking, what has Mastercard got to do with mobility? Well, EVERYTHING.
From enabling urban mobility to conduct contactless payments on public transport to removing friction when paying congestion charge in private mobility.
MOVE spoke to Chapin Flynn, Senior Vice President, from Mastercard about everything the company is doing to help make urban mobility as seamless as possible. Whether taking a train, bus, bike, scooter, taxi, ride-hail or driving, riders are moving about urban environments in more diverse ways than ever. Mastercard are working to make rider journeys simpler, quicker and more efficient by introducing and evolving concepts such as open micro-mobility, in-vehicle payments, inclusive public mobility, next-generation congestion, road user charging and more.
Their three mains modes of focus are: public mobility, private mobility, and automotive mobility. For each, the company aims to improve the holistic rider experience.
We discuss how the company removes friction from urban journeys and enabling an inclusive system for all users to conduct frictionless mobility whilst also keeping the planet in mind.
Mastercard will be attending out annual MOVE LONDON event this coming June. To hear them speak about all-things mobility and meet them there, buy your tickets to the event here.
Two Dutch micromobility companies, e-bike sharing company Dott and e-cargo bike-sharing company BAQME, have joined forces to offer comprehensive bike-sharing solutions to the people in the Belgium city Ghent.
In a first-of-its-kind offering, residents and visitors to Ghent will be able to access 600 regular e-bikes provided by Dott and up to 100 e-cargo bikes provided by BAQME.
The two companies hope that by providing a more diverse range of vehicles, they will be able to attract “more diverse populations” into micromobility. They also hope that the move will position Ghent as a leader in multi-modal sustainable transport.
“We’re at the forefront of maturing micromobility, expanding our ridership well beyond early adopters to free cities with clean rides for everyone,” said Joram Van Bouwel, Dott’s Area Manager for the Flanders Region.
“The City of Ghent is leading the way in making sustainable transportation accessible for all by awarding this first-of-its-kind permit. With the launch of Dott e-bikes across Ghent, both in the city centre and in the suburbs, alongside BAQME’s e-cargo bikes, we look forward to supporting Ghent’s reputation as a premier cycling city.”
Initially, Dott will deploy 200 e-bikes in the city centre, before gradually increasing the number to 600 over the course of the summer. The company is also offering unlimited free rides every weekend in June, while BAQME, meanwhile is offering free use of its e-cargo bikes lasting up to an hour.
The companies are also offering Ride passes — designed to extend the reach of local public transportation by mirroring its costs — available for both e-bikes and e-cargo bikes to reduce costs for commuters and regular riders.
All vehicle repairs, maintenance and logistics will be handled in-house by specialists at Dott’s warehouses, ensuring safety, reliability and quality.
“With a shared vision of a world where cities are designed for people, not cars, BAQME found a natural partner in Dott for the launch of our first service outside of the Netherlands,” said Berenice van Gessel, a co-founder of BAQME.
“The addition of our fleet of e-cargo bikes will give Ghent residents more options to move sustainably around their city, helping them replace car trips even when they’re travelling with groceries, luggage or personal items.”
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The sky’s the limit! Making intercity eVTOL travel a reality. Vertical Aerospace’s President Michael Cervenka and Chief Commercial Officer Eduardo Dominguez Puerta make the case. Presented at MOVE 2021, Tuesday 9 November. View in YouTube below
Micro machines: the fifteen minute city and the mobility of proximity. Felix Petersen, Spin’s Head of Europe in conversation with Jill Warren CEO of the European Cyclists’ Federation. Presented at MOVE 2021, Tuesday 9 November. View in YouTube below