Quotes

Quotes

Active mobility

“The last mile issue for city commuters is a global problem to solve.”Zhang Yanqi, Ofo COO


“Walking is man’s best medicine.” Hippocrates, Greek physician



Data analysis

“We are the pioneers of the Machine Economy which is going to evolve into a much bigger system than our current economy, as machines will take over a lot of our workload. What we’re creating with IOTA is the backbone of all future transactions, or a “machine declaration of independence” as we’re giving all machines their own wallet.” – Dominik Schiener, IOTA Co-founder


“The scope of what we can do with geographical data is vast and nobody knows what we’ll be using them for tomorrow.” – Bruno Dachary, CEO of Mappy



 Electric vehicles

“The goal is to make zero/low-emission cars so attractive that people choose them.” Ola Elvestuen, MP of the Norwegian Liberal Party


“The time is right for electric cars – in fact, the time is critical.”Carlos Ghosn, CEO and Chairman of Renault



 Shared vehicles

“What is true of many purchases – that we don’t want the thing so much as we want what it can do for us – is especially true for transportation. Most private cars spend the vast majority of their lifespan sitting, doing nothing but costing their owners money in insurance, lease payments, parking and depreciation. Sharing systems are setting people free from the ownership weight.” – Charles Montgomery, author of Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design



 Autonomous vehicles

“Hundreds of billions of miles of human driving data may be needed to develop safe and reliable autonomous vehicles. Blockchains and distributed ledgers may enable pooling data from vehicle owners, fleet managers, and manufacturers to shorten the time for reaching this goal, thereby bringing forward the safety, efficiency and convenience benefits of autonomous driving technology.”Chris Ballinger, director of mobility services and CFO at Toyota’s Research Institute


“Right now the phone is an accessory to the car, but soon the car is going to be an accessory to the phone.” Marc Andreessen, founder of the private American venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz


“Self-driving vehicles promise to have a dramatic impact on urban life. This is not because you do not need to keep your hands on the steering wheel, but because they will blur the distinction between private and public modes of transportation.” Carlo Ratti, Director of MIT Senseable City Lab



Mobility today

“The energy transition is not a violent revolution. To be convinced of this, one only needs to look at the multiple new mobility projects which were naturally integrated into our daily life. Such as the electric car which can be recharged every night in one’s garage, the optimisation of public transport thanks to real-time traffic information provided to passengers via mobile apps, or the bus networks running on green hydrogen.”Ovarith Troeung, Deputy Director Green Mobility at ENGIE


“We can’t carry on with diesel and petrol cars. There is no alternative to embracing new technology.” – Michael Gove, U.K environment secretary


“A good city is like a good party – people stay longer than really necessary, because they are enjoying themselves.”Jan Gehl, Danish architect and town planner

“Transportation is the center of the world! It is the glue of our daily lives. When it goes well we don’t see it. When it goes wrong it negatively colors our day, makes us feel angry and impotent, curtails our possibilities.”Robin Chase, cofounder of Zipcar



Mobility tomorrow

“Air mobility is a fascinating field, and in a few years, the urban landscape will look dramatically different—and more efficient—from what it did 20 years ago.” – Mathias Thomsen, general manager for urban air mobility at Airbus


“The advantage of the air, in terms of regulations, is that we have a more controlled environment than on the ground where it’s really quite chaotic.” – Mathias Thomsen, general manager for urban air mobility at Airbus


“We can’t keep overloading our roads but what we can do is take advantage of the space above us. Adding the third dimension to seamless multi-modal transportation networks will, without a doubt, improve the way we live, and how we get from A to B.” Mathias Thomsen, general manager for urban air mobility at Airbus


“Banning sales of diesel and gasoline vehicles by 2040 is a bit like banning sales of horses for road transportation by 2040: there won’t be any to ban.” Tony Seba,  Stanford University economist


“I believe the auto industry will change more in the next five to ten years than it has in the last 50.”Mary Barra, CEO and Chairman of General Motors

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