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October 24, 2016

Mobility Innovators is a platform for discussions and debates around new mobility. We share opportunities, research, conferences and organisations around the areas of vehicle analytics, shared mobility, driver training, transit apps, seamless payments, and many such topics.

Join the group and share your ideas, thoughts and insights on the different and dynamic changes that mobility is going through across the world.

Latest Discussions

  • January 31, 2017

    Following UP's transport commissioner K Ravinder Naik issuing a circular directing the state transport authority to issue permits to operators interested in running bike taxis in cities across the state,  the STA recently gave a clearance to operators for running bike taxis in the Ghaziabad region, which includes Hapur, Bulandshahr, Noida and Ghaziabad. 17 guidelines have been laid down by the transport department for operators looking to run bike taxis in the region, including mandatory use of crash helmets for pillion riders. However, there are no applications from Hapur and Bulandshahr- as the area is not as not much dependent on cab services, unlike Delhi.

  • Autonomous and connected vehicles are gaining a lot of attention with companies like Google, Apple, GM and many others testing prototypes to eventually commercialize it. The Obama administration has allocated USD 4 Billion to be spent on driverless technology research in the United States. However, very little has been spoken about the autonomous technology by stakeholders in India (most discussions are dismissive of the concept on Indian roads). Here are some reasons why this space deserves more attention in the Indian context

    Thoughts on the questionable service standards of pre-paid taxis at airports and the response from our transport governance framework. 

  • December 27, 2016

    Sharing an interesting report by BlaBlacar on impact of ridesharing from a ‘digital trust’ angle (attached). This study was done in collaboration with NYU Stern professor Arun Sundararajan.

    The Hyperloop One Global Challenge is a competition which invites teams anywhere on Earth to put forward a comprehensive commercial, transport, economic, and policy case for their cities, regions, or countries to be considered to host the first hyperloop networks.

  • Urban Venture Challenge  aims to support  social innovation products or services that will improve our cities. Are you a  budding entrepreneur with a  disruptive innovation that will transform  our cities ?  Apply to  be a part of a select group of 12 teams in the Urban Venture boot camp to hone your start-up idea with a design thinking + lean start up workshop. Then pitch to a jury of investors, urban practitioners and government decision-makers.

Apr 19 2016

Technology has revolutionised daily commutes by providing increasingly efficient transport options in Indian cities. Young and dynamic...

Aug 28 2016

The Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 is the principal act of the Parliament of India that governs and regulates the road transport ecosystem in the...

Mar 02 2015

On 2nd August 2016, WRI India Sustainable Cities invited transit agencies of different cities, regional RTO officials, and other policy and...