Arthur D Little recently released their Future of mobility 3.0 report, which considers recent societal and technological trends alongside new mobility solutions. The report also updates the Arthur D Little’s Urban Mobility Index, increasing the scope of the index to 100 cities and expanding the assessment criteria. The index scores cities using 27 indicators to assess mobility in urban areas according to ‘maturity’, ‘innovativeness’ and ‘performance’.
- Maturity includes indicators such as modal split, transport infrastructure and existing transport initiatives that aim to improve mobility.
- Innovation looks at transport sharing schemes, mobility-as-a-service platforms and autonomous vehicle initiatives.
- Performance considers, among other things, air quality, accident rates and travel time to work.
“More than ever, the reform of mobility systems is one of the key challenges facing the world today,” said François-Joseph Van Audenhove, Partner at Arthur D. Little and Head of the Future of Mobility Lab. “In order to stay competitive in the short term and relevant in the long term, mobility solutions providers must anticipate new trends, innovate their offerings and differentiate themselves. To achieve this, they should participate in extended ecosystems and embark on transformation journeys.”
Singapore topped the overall city rankings with a score of 59.3% out of 100, followed by Stockholm in second with 57.1% and Amsterdam in third at 56.7%. Eight European cities made the top 10 - and Europe as a region scored best consistently across each assessment category.
The average score of 42.3% showingshows that worldwide, cities have considerable potential to improve their urban mobility systems.