Future mobility – who is calling the shots?

Billions are pouring into mobility technology – will the transport revolution li

In years past, vehicles, bicycles even scooters were the domain of traditional manufacturers. But David Brown asks But what will be the overall impact of the new technologies that are currently being developed.

An article in The Conversation notes that over the past decade, almost US$200 billion has been invested globally in mobility technology.

And there is a lot of new kids on the block. Two years ago, there were 22 start-up companies valued at $1 billion or more in travel and mobility. Now there are 44.

There will be new ways of doing things not just doing the same things more efficiently or comfortably.

What we need now is not companies that only focus on short term profit or government policies that are just about announcing new projects.  We need to be able to think and adapt to a different looking future.

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About David Brown 273 Articles
David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto