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Interactive map tracks the smart mobility progress of 100 cities

Frost & Sullivan’s data-driven study found that none of the cities achieved a score that would qualify them to be termed smart mobility leaders.

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Hong Kong stood out as a city with a high share of sustainable transport modes
Hong Kong stood out as a city with a high share of sustainable transport modes

Frost & Sullivan has launched the Smart Mobility City Tracker, which tracks more than 150 parameters across all aspects of smart mobility in 100 cities.

 

Amsterdam and Hong Kong currently stand out in terms of their extremely high share of sustainable transport modes in the data-driven study that can be accessed online as an interactive map.

 

Data indices used for the study are clustered along several channels: new mobility solutions, autonomous readiness, digitisation, sustainability, logistics performance, policy and regulatory framework, and transport landscape and vision.

 

From the passive to the most innovative

 

The tracker groups cities under four categories: innovative, which includes Amsterdam, Los Angeles, London and Helsinki; dynamic, which includes Barcelona, Copenhagen, Manchester and Sydney; proactive, which includes Abu Dhabi, Istanbul and Kobe; and passive, which includes Cape Town, Mumbai and Ho Chi Minh City.

 

"Strategic collaborations among public and private stakeholders in terms of operating models, car usage, multimodal journey planning, and payment options will drive innovative mobility models, particularly mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) initiatives in cities," explained Shwetha Surender, mobility industry principal at Frost & Sullivan.

 

"Vehicle occupancy rate is approximately 35 per cent to 40 per cent in cities, but shared mobility can improve vehicle utilisation by 85 per cent, which will not only decrease on-road vehicle miles travelled, but also relieve congestion and free up 20 per cent of street space used for parking."

"Strategic collaborations among public and private stakeholders in terms of operating models, car usage, multimodal journey planning, and payment options will drive innovative mobility models"

Underlining the untapped potential of smart mobility, Frost & Sullivan concluded that none of the 100 cities studied achieved a score that would qualify them to be termed ’innovators/leaders’ in smart mobility solutions. The tracker aims to help cities by enabling them to:

  • discover, learn, and have access to current trends as well as regulatory outlook.
  • gain both granular as well as big-picture insights into mobility trends within their respective cities.
  • benchmark themselves against other cities for self-analysis, comparison, and strategising.
  • determine the way cities are engaging with, and responding to their mobility challenges. This is crucial to form a holistic idea about city mobility performance and future outlook.
  • understand how much consumers are willing to spend on novel mobility services in order to evaluate its profitability.
  • learn about best practices and business models that have been adopted by leading operators across cities, which can be replicated by other existing or new players.

Other key findings included that the advanced infrastructure and legislation in North America have endowed it with an advantage in the early testing and roll-out of sustainable and autonomous vehicles.

 

Meanwhile, the early deployment of autonomous vehicles in shared modes such as shuttles and taxis is more likely in advanced Asia-Pacific cities such as Singapore and Tokyo, and European cities such as Helsinki, Zurich, Paris, and London. Several high-income Middle Eastern cities use petrol- and diesel-powered cars for 80 per cent to 90 per cent of all journeys.

 

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