Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Disrupting regional and urban mobility

A series by Gordon Feller (Co-Founder of Meeting of the Minds) exploring new technological innovations that are disrupting regional and urban mobility.

Reshaping Mobility: The Factors and Innovations at Play (12th June 2017)

Digitization continues to plough its way through whole industries, changing such old worlds as retail and finance in ways big and small. In the world of mobility and transport, a number of forces are driving massive shifts in the expectations and the needs of those who run or use our transportation systems: commuters, shippers, and many more. We’re only just starting to see the outlines and contours of the big changes underway. The shifts now taking shape are being propelled by advances in technology, shifting socioeconomic factors, and public policy.

Digital Disruptions in The World of Mobility: We’ve Glimpsed the Possibilities (22nd June 2017)

The leaders of urban transit authorities and public transport agencies now recognize the need to push for system wide change simultaneously on several fronts: to reduce costs, reduce environmental impact, enhance customer and driver safety, and provide improved passenger services. These leaders are under severe pressure to provide superior passenger services: wi-fi, passenger information systems, and smartphone apps, just to name a few. This means that they must learn to offer a passenger experience that competes with other transportation modes and private transportation companies.
Emerging technologies are offering solutions to systemic and operational problems, which begs the question of which emerging applications are likely to be widely adopted. Here’s a short summary of a few such promising and widely applicable technologies.

 

 

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