IoT Now:

The consequence of convenience: A next-gen approach to urban mobility


In his most recent piece, strategy director Nathaniel Giraitis shares ideas to improve personal and parcel mobility as ‘convenience’ overtakes our cities and our lives.

Urbanisation is the adoption of the ever-evolving culture and living environment of the city, and the build-up of new environments. As we move into cities, most of our travel remains within these environs. The number of kilometres we travel is expected to triple by 2050, and the anticipation is that urban goods distribution will follow a similar pattern, fuelled by growing e-commerce and the associated shift in customer expectations, as well as population growth.

All of this puts pressure on cities to ensure healthy living and sustainable environments through improved planning, governance, regulation and new models of collaboration.

It’s going to take a more considered approach than we’ve seen so far to design future mobility services that allow our cities to flourish and grow.


New York City has seen the 13,000 yellow cabs on the streets grow to over 100,000 in one decade, with the addition of Uber, Lyft, and others. We need a solution that has higher capacity, yet offers the dynamism to flex to demand.

Nathaniel Giraitis

Read more in IoT Now Transport on how we might rethink convenience in urban environments. 

Jan 2019