Cities across the map are picking up momentum in regulating cars in their inner-city areas to kerb congestion and make cities more liveable for citizens. Is this new urban mobility era a threat or opportunity to ride-hail operators? We think it’s an opportunity.
Urban centres are the usual hotbed for innovation, and this is no exception for new forms of shared and electric mobility. But how do we get this innovation to suburbs where it is needed most to kerb commuting and congestion issues?
As 2021 wraps up, we hear from four taxi, ride-hailing & private hire experts to share their insights on trends to guide operators to succeed in 2022 & beyond.
The largest ride-hailing company in the world acquires the largest taxi booking and dispatching technology platform in the UK. This takeover doesn’t only impact Uber and Autocab, but taxi & ride-hail industry as at large.
As we enter Q4, the ride-hail and taxi driver shortage only becomes more strained among the seasonal high demands. Despite high demands, drivers are not going back. How can operators resolve driver unavailability, price surges, and long waiting times? We have a solution.
Autonomous vehicles will level market entry with easier and cheaper fleet management, inviting non-traditional ride-hail operators to the compete in the market. So who could be the next Uber?
Cities across the world are implementing fare-free public transportation to address mounting congestion and CO2 emission challenges. But will it be the champion urban mobility solution? This I am not sure about.
There’s plenty of challenges to be addressed to make intermodal mobility solutions a truly viable option within urban mobility. How can we make intermodality really sustainable and equitable? How can we integrate it with an existing public transport infrastructure? How can we ensure it’s easily adopted by users? I’ve put together five principles to navigate these challenges.
Looking at the urban mobility industry in 2021 and beyond, I am expecting a new normal will emerge where we combine working from home and working from the office into a new weekly rhythm. This will significantly decrease the commute needs of mainly the knowledge workers representing 26% of the workforce and create a unique opportunity for ride-hailing and the taxi industry.
In 2020, our company, Mileus CZ s.r.o gained support from the European Structural and Investment Funds, implemented through the Operational Programme “Praha – pól růstu ČR”.