Future Cities Catapult: Urban Mobility

Fran McMahon, Jonathan Raper, John Parkin and Sofia Taborda

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Current transport networks are fragmented and mobility services are largely reactive to demand. Whilst alternative mobility solutions – such as mobility-as-a-service or autonomous vehicles – are often presented as the inevitable future of transport, the role these innovations might play in tackling urban mobility challenges – including the continuous increase of individual mobility and the higher urbanisation rates – or the impact of their large-scale deployment in the wider city environment and accessibility levels have yet to be established.

This session will look into ways of adopting a more user-driven approach that contrasts with the typical technology-push mind-set in the transport sector. We will also debate the potential convergence of business models in transport, ICT and urban development and the role UK firms can have in helping to build a more intelligent and efficient mobility system.

Speakers include Fran McMahon (Department for Transport), John Parkin (University of the West of England Centre for Transport and Society) and Jonathan Raper (TransportAPI). Chaired by Sofia Taborda (Future Cities Catapult).

Future Cities Catapult is presenting the Festival of the Future City in collaboration with the Bristol Festival of Ideas. This is one of a series of Future Cities Catapult sessions, aimed particularly at SMEs but open to all, that will showcase the best in the advanced urban services sector and the innovations that hope to have a positive impact upon city health, urban mobility and integrated infrastructure.


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