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16 April 2018

Arthur D Little's reviews 100 mobility systems worldwide in study

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com

The majority of 100 cities analysed still have major potential for improvement to cope with the urban mobility challenges ahead, according to the third edition of the Future of Mobility study published by Arthur D. Little. Called The Future of Mobility 3.0 – Reinventing mobility in the era of disruption and creativity, the report was launched at the Union of Public Transport (UITP) Asia-Pacific Assembly in Taipei.

For the inquiry, an updated version of the company's Urban Mobility Index ranked the cities based on the maturity, innovativeness and performance of their urban mobility systems, with an average score of 43.3 out of 100 points.

Singapore came first with 59.3 points, followed by Stockholm (57.1), Amsterdam (56.7), Copenhagen (54.6) and Hong Kong (54.2). Cities that scored over 50 points include eight from Europe and two from Asia.

Through a partnership with the UITP, Arthur D. Little has mapped out 12 strategic imperatives for mobility solution providers to consider when defining visions and plans.

These recommendations involve addressing a definition, activation, need and behaviour, superior experience, offering redesign, long-term totex planning, operating model redesign, innovate for value, integrate the system, open the system, network the system and transformation.

François-Joseph Van Audenhove, partner at Arthur D. Little and head of the Future of Mobility Lab, said: “More than ever, the reform of mobility systems is one of the key challenges facing the world today. In order to stay competitive in the short term and relevant in the long term, mobility solutions providers must anticipate new trends, innovate their offerings and differentiate themselves. To achieve this, they should participate in extended ecosystems and embark on transformation journeys.”

A full copy of the report can be found here.

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