Report reveals 'hard truths' behind creating 21st century mobility system

Coalition for Reimagined Mobility urges public and private sectors to be 'bold'
Air Quality & Weather Systems / January 10, 2024
By Adam Hill
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The report looks at US urban areas but says themes 'have global application' (© Andrey Bayda |

The Coalition for Reimagined Mobility (ReMo) has urged the private and public sectors to collaborate to put in place "bold solutions" to transport challenges.

Its new report, Unlocking a 21st Century Mobility System: How to Rethink the Future of Mobility and Restore Leadership in Transportation Innovation, aims "to reset the narrative around transportation innovation and identify the bold and collective action necessary to unleash the potential of mobility enabling technologies to improve the movement of people and goods".  

The research looks at what is required to develop, test and deploy innovative technologies in areas such as autonomous vehicles, electrification, connectivity and the use of advanced data analytics.

ReMo is a global initiative of the US transportation and energy lobby group Safe. In a statement, the group says: "Without coordinated action, the automotive and transportation technology sectors of the US and its allies will continue to watch from the sidelines as a global competitor like China position themselves to control the critical industries that will define this century and reap the many benefits of reimagined mobility and industrial capacity."

“New mobility enabling technologies and services have the potential to be force multipliers, but that will not happen overnight, and it won’t happen organically,” said ReMo executive director Avery Ash.

“This report addresses the hard truths that change will only happen when the private and public sector work together effectively to enact bold solutions. This report lays the groundwork for ReMo’s future work identifying policy recommendations and convening stakeholders that will help shape and deliver a 21st century mobility future.” 

“The future of mobility has implications far beyond any one industry because of the deep connection between the security and economic challenges tied to transportation and energy,” said Safe founder, president, and CEO Robbie Diamond. 

“This report breaks through the siloed, narrow, and counterproductive debates about the future of mobility that are holding the US and its allies back from effectively competing on a global stage with China, and it articulates a vision for a future where the US and its allies remain the global pace setters in transportation technology innovation and are able to reindustrialise.” 

While the report focuses primarily on urban areas of the US, ReMo insists its themes "have global application" and says it plans to release reports covering other geographies "over the coming months". 

Click here to download ReMo’s report.

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