We’re getting around, and faster. This is a survey of the future of mobility:


+ Forbes: Honda upgraded it’s Silicon Valley Lab into a new unit called Honda Innovations. It’s focus will be developing new partnerships and alliances. 10 years from now, what business will Honda say that they are in? The automobile or mobility?

+ Fierce Wireless: Ford’s Smart Mobility CEO says, “Mobility of data is just as important as security.” 

+ Automotive World: Mobility technology contributing to next-generation vehicles to be introduced at the 17th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition.

+ Govtech.com: Federal Mobility Data Helps State, Local Governments to Make More Intelligent Transportation Systems.

+ FactorDaily: India’s electric car pioneer plans new mobility revolution with SUN Mobility

+ Wards Auto: At the SAE World Congress Experience, panelists agree: Sharing, Autonomy Will Help More Than Hurt Industry, Society

+ The Detroit News: Fight for young workers key for auto mobility sector

+ CNBC: Chinese tech titan Baidu acquires US start-up to boost driverless car efforts

+ For all the talk about mobility, The Guardian had this to say in their Cities section: “Cities are outgrowing the automobile.”

+ HBR: Hard Questions on Our Transition to Driverless Cars


What is the future of mobility?

+ People aren’t sure about the impact on the quality of life for humans. In this piece at GreenBiz, GM, Lyft and Otto give their view on the future of mobility. 5 videos are included that offer a broad perspective on the topic.

+ “Mobility of the Future” is a MIT Energy Initiative study that examines how developments in technology, fuel, infrastructure, policy, and consumer preference will drive transportation changes.

+ Deloitte, McKinsey, WIRED, TechCrunch, Forbes, and IDEO have their thoughts on the topic, too.


Mobility as a Service?

+ Deloitte:  “If Netflix’s business model were applied to urban transportation, how might that change the way city dwellers get around?” 

+ MaaS Global: MaaS brings all means of travel together. It combines options from different transport providers into a single mobile service, removing the hassle of planning and one-off payments. And here’s one more: MaaS Alliance.

+ The Economist is writing about it, too: It starts with a single app.


Additional Resources:

+ Inflection Point: How the Convergence of Cloud, Mobility, Apps, and Data Will Shape the Future of Business, by Scott Stawski.

+ The Big Data Opportunity in Our Driverless Future, by Evangelos Simoudis.

+ Mobility: A new urban design and transport planning philosophy for a sustainable future, by John Whitelegg.

+ Driverless Car Revolution: Buy Mobility, Not Metal, by Ruff Bridges.

+ Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead, by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman.

+ Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars, by Samuel I. Schwartz and William Rosen.

+ Mobility and Transportation: Solutions for Future Megacities, by Wulf-Hoger Arndt.                        

+ Links to YouTube videos can be found here. You’ll find videos created and sponsored by a variety of organizations.       

As long as I stared at the clock, at least the world remained in motion. Not a very consequential world, but in motion nonetheless. And as long as I knew the world was still in motion, I knew I existed. Not a very consequential existence, but an existence nonetheless. It struck me as wanting that someone should confirm his own existence only by the hands of an electric wall clock. There had to be a more cognitive means of confirmation. But try as I might, nothing less facile came to mind.”

— Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase
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