This week's top 3 stories: Autonomous public transport in the UK, shared mobility statistics across the EU and have your say on the EU's mobility framework.
On 20 November 2018 Conservative MP Bill Wiggin presented a ‘Ten Minute Rule Bill’ in the House of Commons proposing standardised connections for electric vehicle charging points and a nation-wide payment scheme.
On 13 November in Barcelona at the Sharing Cities Summit representatives from 42 cities across four continents co-signed a declaration outlining principles for how cities should approach regulating the collaborative economy.
This week's top 3 stories: Ford and SEAT get in on the scooter action, Paris invites bids for car sharing schemes, Addison Lee loses its appeal.
This week's top 3 stories: BMW and Daimler get the greem light, Bird launches trial in London, new rise hailing rules in Portugal.
This week's top 3 stories: Report highlights licensing problems for UK taxi and private hire drivers, VW and Intel working on autonomous ride-hailing in Israel, electric scooters to be legalised in Germany.
The issue of how to regulate new transport technologies, especially ride hailing and bike and scooter sharing, is one that has become increasingly newsworthy since these platforms first emerged. Grouped loosely under the moniker of ‘on-demand transport’, these technologies have had a significant impact on urban transport in less than a decade and, for some, even less time than that.
In recent weeks there have been numerous regulatory developments in the peer-to-peer car sector. The ongoing regulatory battles of Uber and Lyft, in particular, are grabbing the headlines and have illustrated how this is an area in which the regulatory environment is far from settled. The disruptive business models of such companies, all underpinned by advances in technology, are forcing policy makers to adapt regulatory frameworks which were often put in place decades ago.