Since recently you can download the source code for turning a modern car into a self-driving one for free. This could speed up the mobility transition in many countries.
Is technology able to make you blind? Angelo from Mpact has a particular experience after using the self-driving feature from the Tesla ModelX.
The databases concerning shared mobility are on their way towards a bright future. Yet, are they able to become tools for social integration for people who are more vulnerable, the elderly, or persons with reduced mobility? (Article from Alteréchos, Julie Luong). Extracts in translation.
SocialCar brought together a number of sharing economy practitioners and theorists in an open debate that took place in Brussels on 22nd November involving also representatives of the EU Commission. The experts identified three fields which require further attention when shaping the future of the shared mobility paradigm: the empowerment of small and medium-sized businesses, user-centred innovation and the need for data sharing.
In August 2016, the car-sharing provider and Mpact spin-off organisation, “cambio”, launched its first wheelchair-friendly car in Belgium. Read more about this experiment.
A sustainable urban mobility plan (SUMP) is a very good tool to realize a serious impact in the cities. We believe that shared mobility should be part of every SUMP.
Are millennials thinking in the same way on mobility as others? Mpact is involved in the development of an urban multi-modal transportation app with the integration of carpooling. We asked some feedback to students from KULeuven-Campus Brussels.
After more than a year of recruiting companies, drafting plans of actions and finally getting carpool-promotion done, there are moments I hope to relive many times more.
The driverless car is arriving. Soon, joining the daily traffic jams will be a lot more enjoyable. Traffic jams could also disappear. The use of cars can be much more effective if we make best use of the technology and available data. The self-driving car has the potential to dramatically change our mobility. But who decides which direction we go?