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.
1. New autonomous vehicle trials to be open to the public in the UK
The UK Governmenthas announcedthree new public trials of autonomous vehicle services. One trial will involve a self-driving bus taking passengers across the Forth Bridge, near Edinburgh, whilst another will involve an autonomous taxi service operating in London.
2. New statistics on shared mobility use in the EU
The EU's Observatory for Emerging Mobility has published findings from an online survey of French, German, Spanish and British consumers. The figures show that 31% of respondents use carpooling, 20% ride hailing, and 10% personal mobility devices (including electric scooters). 49% of respondents use multimodal apps and daily car use has fallen to 49% from 59% in 2016.
3. European Commission seeks feedback on urban mobility framework
The European Commission has put out arequest for feedbackon how it should evaluate its framework for urban mobility in the EU. A key feature of this evaluation is how mobility is developing in light of technological changes, including the increased use of shared mobility. Feedback can be given until 18 December, with a fuller public consultation to follow in 2019.Read more.
This is a weekly note covering the top three developments in the regulation of on-demand transport in Europe. It covers taxis, ride-sharing, car sharing, carpooling, bikes, e-bikes, scooters, shared mopeds and anything else that's relevant to the sector. I'd love to hear your feedback.