A race to dominate the emerging tech-driven mobility sector is happening in cities around the world.
Investment is pouring into urban technology, much of it into innovative ventures that aim to transform how we get around our cities.
The Whim app seamlessly connects users to multiple transport modes in Helsinki – public transport, taxis, car rental and car/bicycle sharing.
Apps that seamlessly combine all our travel options could be the most significant transport innovation since the automobile, but early trials show government policy support is vital to make MaaS work.
Most transport resources are being used inefficiently. The Canberra Transport Photo shows the road space required to move 69 people using public transport, bicycles and private motor vehicles.
Cycling Promotion Fund
Blind belief that new technology and disruptive innovation will fix congestion in our cities overlooks the need for strong leadership that supports progressive policy innovation.
The Right Trousers.
John von Radowitz/PA
'The Right Trousers' combine soft artificial muscles and electric stimulation to get people moving.
At a construction site in New Delhi, workers are exposed to mosquito repellent.
The spread of infectious diseases such as chikungunya is closely linked to urban mobility, yet small Indian cities could play a crucial role in the resilience process.
A mother and daughter stroll through a Johannesburg suburb.
Shutterstock/Richard van der Spuy
It's critical to understand how mothers from all backgrounds navigate obstacles within the city as part of their daily lives.
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Kyle Tingly as Star Wars droid C3PO while braving heavy rain at a 4th of July Parade Georgia, USA, in 2015.
EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
When it comes to robotics, the future is not two-legged.
Riders on San Francisco’s Muni light rail system.
Millions of Americans rely on public transit to get to school, work or stores, but many can't get the service they need. 'Uberizing' transit by offering more options on demand could fill the gaps.
Walking is free, easy and can get you from A to B - but does it “count” in terms of how much exercise we need?
Fitness, strength and mobility are important for us to live happy and healthy lives, how much does walking improve these measures?
Latching springs provide a boost.
Yun Seong Song et al (2017)
For those with reduced mobility and even just the normally aging, stairs can pose a big problem. A cheap and efficient new prototype could help.
Ballet dancers can apply their intensive training to tasks they haven’t practiced.
Highly trained dancers provide insights for researchers helping design improved rehab programs for people with mobility impairments. The next step could include rehab robots as dance partners.
Technology offers older Australians a wealth of ways to redefine later life.
Australians are living longer, and digital technologies could help them take control of retirement.
New technology and real-time data are breaking down the old transport system silos.
Roads versus public transport: for decades, these have been the battle lines in debates over transport in our cities. But a revolution in mobility is under way that will transform our thinking.
Only the beginning: already there are cars that can take over steering on highways. How will things change once driverless cars arrive?
A thought experiment: how will people view mobility and personal vehicles once we have electric, autonomous vehicles in the future?
What challenges and transformations will disrupting mobility bring to cities?
Cities are complex systems. One visible artery of the city is traffic – the cluster of moving people and flowing goods – and that mobility is critical for a city's life.
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