Laurent Marcovick Impressions, expectations and views on the future of mobility

What will tomorrow’s mobility look like?

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In a world where traffic has led to pollution that keeps getting worse.
In a time when individuals are just starting to understand the urge of shared mobility.
In a context of economical, environmental and social crises…
The question of transportation is essential.

The new concept of mobility doesn’t mean getting from point A to point B anymore. It involves rethinking the very idea of moving.

Mobility is the lifeblood of today’s cities. Walkers, drivers, cars, shared vehicles such as buses, cabs and carpools circulate and roam around in a very chaotic way, creating endless traffic jams. Initiatives to reduce trafic inside city centers remain rather ineffective.

Goods and people, locally and overseas, upcountry and inside the city. Mobility is at the heart of everyone’s conversations.

Nowadays, one’s journey remains determined by the famous “When? How? Where from? and Where to?”.

But the future of mobility raises other concerns: “Who and with whom? What for?”.

As far as we know, tomorrow’s world will be shaped around the concept of shared, connected and autonomous mobility. We all agree to define our kind as “connected people”, why, then, do we still not have a truly connected mobility?

Through this scheme, tomorrow, cars won’t only be self-driving, they will also be self-thinking and even self-planning the best itinerary from point A to point B.

The concept of “cars” itself will be challenged. Private vehicles will mix with shared, autonomous and connected ones. Trips that used to require to own a car will be eased and conducted by robo-taxis and other shared mobility solutions.

You might not have noticed, but I am a big fan of Renault and, in my perspective, the EZ-GO concept-car  introduced during the last Motor Show in Geneva is a game-changer. Coming from a brand that started off with selling private cars to individuals, the idea of promoting a robo-vehicle is bold, unexpected and incredibly visionary. A move that requires courage and pragmatism. It takes vision, determination and talent to imagine the future of mobility that involves a fewer number of vehicles, but that is even more human-centric.  

In case you missed it, here is a link to the EZ-GO presentation.

Now, I’m curious. What’s your own vision of tomorrow’s mobility?

LM

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