A core area of expertise is developing solutions to address current and future mobility challenges.
Towns and cities around the world are facing increasing demands for cleaner and more efficient transport. Rapid urbanisation is generating more congestion and emissions, creating real economic costs and severe impacts on human health and the natural environment.
We have developed globally recognised expertise in strategies and solutions for electric vehicles and other ultra low emission transport technologies. These technologies not only offer opportunities to reduce emissions from transport, but also great potential to make cities smarter and more sustainable. Urban Foresight is working globally to make this happen.
A further important area is the potential for mobility solutions to provide an enhanced quality of life. This encompasses: the potential for sustainable and active travel to improve health; the challenges of transport poverty; and the importance of mobility in connecting people to employment, healthcare and essential public services.
Advances in technologies and intelligent infrastructure are also creating opportunities for “smarter mobility.” At the technical layer, smart mobility involves the integration of technology and communication to a deliver a platform which provides users with greater control, better integration between modes and enables local authorities to take a more strategic approach to transport management.
Innovation in mobility is also being driven by new business models, changing travel habits and user expectations. This includes a heightened demand for convenient, speedy and personalised services. It also encompasses changes such as the rise of the sharing economy and the potential for specialised players from other sectors to enhance the mobility ecosystem.
We work with governments and businesses around the world to understand these developments and translate them into meaningful opportunities.