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New Book Covers Disruptive Potential of Future Mobility Concepts

Taking revolutionary concepts and technologies one step further to impact the future of mobility, editors Gereon Meyer (VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH in Berlin) and Susan Shaheen (University of California Berkeley) combine the best ideas from the sharing economy and smart systems integration that could truly disrupt mobility with their new book "Disrupting Mobility - Impacts of Sharing Economy and Innovative Transportation on Cities".

“We are really enthusiastic about the future perspectives that the authors of our book develop in their chapters: Truly disruptive innovation potential can be unlocked, if technologies like electric cars and self-driving pods are combined with game-changing business and operational models like ridesourcing and carsharing,” says Dr. Gereon Meyer. “It seems like a whole new mobility system is arising that makes travel cheaper, cleaner and more accessible, particularly in cities.” The book is based on the Disrupting Mobility Summit held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in November 2015. That summit was the first global occasion to bring together top thought leaders from around the world for a critical exchange on transportation trends and issues. “After a year of editing this book, we are delighted to share its insights with our colleagues. It reflects the exciting exchange we shared in 2015, through a volume of 20 peer reviewed papers dedicated to the future of mobility from a global perspective,” says Professor Susan Shaheen. “While there is much more dialogue and research needed to prepare for future disruptions in mobility, this book provides a solid foundation for fostering critical collaborations among the public, private, and academic sectors.” The book is divided into three parts. The first section covers public sector activities in the planning and implementation of innovative mobility and transit solutions, the second section is dealing with shared use models and multimodal mobility, and the third section is about the impact of novel transportation technologies on city design. “Disrupting Mobility” is a volume of the Springer book series Lecture Notes in Mobility and was publicly released in the context of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting held in Washington D.C. in January 2017. Electronic and printed versions are available from Springer:


Car Sharing, Green Vehicles


Germany, United States