• Jessica Zimmermann

Takeaways from Autonomy Paris 2022

Ubiq gives you the scoop on some of the biggest shared mobility topics buzzing around at the Autonomy Paris 2022 trade-show.



The atmosphere at Autonomy Paris 2022 was electrifying as everyone was eager to reconnect after years of attending virtual conferences due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Being surrounded by so many mobility innovators and companies that are shaping the future of mobility felt like being home," said Christian Adelsberger, CEO & Founder of Ubiq. From panel discussions and networking events to perusing through exhibitor booths and exchanging contact information for future collaborations - Autonomy Paris 2022 had it all.



For those who didn't get a chance to attend the trade show, don't worry. We've got you covered. Here are our top three takeaways pertaining to the shared mobility industry. We hope you find them insightful.


1. Rebalancing is on everyone's mind!


It was no surprise to us that fleet rebalancing is a topic currently on everyone's mind - it's one of the biggest pain points for shared mobility operators because it requires not only a deep understanding of consumer behaviour in order to predict where vehicles should be positioned and at what times, but also efficient operational execution when repositioning vehicles that are being under utilised. We were particularly excited to join in on this conversation because at Ubiq, we're all about making shared mobility profitable and sustainable. A major component of that is supporting operators with fleet rebalancing so that their vehicles are always in the right place, at the right time, and offered at the right price. Our intelligent demand prediction software and crowd-based service platform, StreetCrowd, dramatically increase utilization rates through data-driven fleet rebalancing insights and decentralized crowd-based service operations.


By combining the power of data and the crowd, we enable operators to automate the rebalancing of their fleets so they can focus on what really matters - their riders.



2. City boards are eager to bring sustainable mobility to cities.


This year, city delegations made it known how eager they are to bring sustainable mobility to their cities by seeking time to engage with companies in the shared mobility industry. For example, the delegation of the German state, Baden-Württemberg, invited Ubiq to speak about the particular role our company plays within the shared mobility industry and to provide insights into how to connect the backbones of public transport to shared mobility offerings. Valuable to note was also the fact that the delegation was very concerned with how to provide sustainable mobility to rural areas as well. This highlights how important accessibility is going to be for the shared mobility industry if we're looking to indefinitely be a part of our city's mobility ecosystems.



3. #eMopeds are trending


One very apparent trend at Autonomy Paris this year were eMopeds! You couldn't miss this trend because there were a notable amount of industry newcomers specializing in eMoped based services. We were a bit surprised to see this trend as we have been following the recent shift in favor of eBikes over eScooters. However, we're excited to see shared mobility vehicle options grow across our cities and look forward to supporting shared eMoped fleets on their journey to profitability.

These are our top takeaways from Autonomy Paris 2022. What do you think about them? Did you attend the trade show and have additional takeaways to share? Let us know in the comments below.


 

Ubiq enables operators to effectively position fleets to serve strategic goals. For more information, contact sales@ubiq.ai