Industry Today Volume 22 Issue 2

allow passengers of all ability levels the freedom to travel with ease, and advances in data will improve the way transport services are devised, planned and delivered for every passenger. This fundamental change over a short period of time and across so many different technolo- gies is unprecedented. The last transport devel- opment to have such profound implications was the advent of affordable motoring in the 1950s, which offered previously unimagined indepen- dence to millions of people and massive benefits to our economy. However, it also brought chal- lenges. There was a decline in public transport use, and an increase in congestion, greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. Now, transformation must counter-balance those negative effects and make transport smart- er, cleaner and safer. The foundation of the future of mobility Mobility is a push-pull industry, with govern- ment policy affecting commercial output and vice versa. Sometimes industry leads the way. Several companies are advancing innovation in self-driving vehicles, and regulation is catching up to ensure trial systems are in place to test them before public use. Conversely, sometimes 32 INDUSTRY TODAY FEATURE - FUTURE OF MOBILITY