Climate change is evidently a growing concern for both the public and governments worldwide. With urban populations growing globally at speed, improving sustainability in the mobility sector is necessary for the wellbeing of city-dwellers and the future of our planet. Needless to say, designing modern urban mobility systems that limit pollution and congestion while meeting the rising need for transport is incredibly complex. But government officials are not alone in this: startups have a great role to play in improving transport systems.
Over the past few years, they have made emerge several new transport methods, such as car-sharing and free-floating vehicles – bringing much-needed disruption in an ironically slow-moving sector. The second edition of Autonomy, the international fair for mobility, will take place in Paris on 16th and 17th October 2019 and will bring together some of these innovative players.
Discover 4 highly rated startups that will be exhibiting at the event. Thanks to their strong management team and to their innovative services, they are all contributing to answering the challenges of tomorrow’s mobility.
Leveraging data for smoother urban life
Data sharing has a great role to play in solving multiple traffic problems in urban areas. For instance, the rated startup OpenDataSoft developed a SaaS solution that allows customers to access an open data network. This can be used by municipalities to make available to citizens an increasing volume of data, such as traffic information and available parking spots, therefore improving the commuting experience. Nextérité, another rated startup, also created an application to identify disruption in a transport network in real time, thanks to the analysis of tweets.
Free-floating without the logistical nightmares
The rise of connectivity and of the sharing economy have also opened a wide range of opportunities for personalized means of transportation. Free-floating vehicles are one of the most notorious manifestations of this. But with all the positives they bring, they also pose several logistical and security issues.
WeTrott’ is a good example of a business that enables further innovation while solving the problem of e-scooter invasion on the sidewalks. The rated startup develops and sells a network of self-service electric scooter rental stations. These 2.3 cubic metre mobile stations can accommodate up to 15 scooters.
Delivery made personal and green
Finally, You2You makes the delivery process easier and more sustainable in urban areas. It has developed the Relayed solution which offers large logistics couriers and retailers a greener way of reaching their urban customers. With an ecosystem of interconnected relay points and a fleet of professional bicycle couriers, this last-mile delivery solution allows for high success rate with a much lower carbon impact than traditional delivery.
You will be able to learn more about You2You and Early Metrics during the panel “Efficient, congestion-free and green urban logistics are possible” on October 17th 2019 at 10:00 (Paris time). Our Deputy VP Operations Leslie Déry will animate the roundtable discussion which will involve:
– Pierre-Emmanuel Jan , CEO of You2You
– Jean-Philippe Grison, Ops performance, linehaul & COG Director France, DHL Express France
– Jérôme Libeskind, E-commerce and urban logistics expert, Logicités
– Cédric Tumminello, COO & Co-Founder YPER
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