Annual Report 2018

This year, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 144 influencers like The Economist and Shared-Use Mobility, discussing hashtags such as #mobility , #transit and #transport.
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On Oct 9, 2018
@foeeurope shared
RT @foeeurope: UN’s latest stark #climate report is proof the EU must end fossil fuel age "The #IPCC #1o5C shows the EU's incrementalism is no longer enough" - our @JagodaMunic writes in @EURACTIV #FossilFree #hambibleibt

UN’s latest stark climate report is proof the EU must end fossil fuel age

On Saturday, as top climate scientists were putting the final touches to the latest shattering UN report on climate science, thousands of people were protesting against the expansion of one ...

On May 22, 2018
@moovelUS shared
Transportation equity challenges could be solved with shared, automated, vehicles. Yet, we need to be aware of increases to barriers - Move Forward | @SusanShaheen1 @AskAdamCohen

Prioritizing People, Public Transport, and Pooling: Transitioning to Shared Automated Vehicles

Technology is reshaping cities and societies and changing the way we travel. Real-time information coupled with on-demand mobility are redefining ‘auto mobility.’ Rather than rendering cars ...

On Aug 7, 2018
@macilree shared
RT @OphelieJanus: Singapore, Tokyo and Dubai are testing grounds for how robotics and #technology will transform #cities #automation #smartcities

If you want to see the future of your city, take a look at these 3 places

Singapore, Japan and Dubai are test-beds for how robotics and technology will transform cities. 

On Apr 12, 2018
@SharedUseCntr shared
Shared #autonomous #EV shuttles could usher in a big shift away from car dependency & ownership to a rich network of hybrid #transit systems in the US.

How self-driving vans and minibuses will change the transit landscape

As the autonomous vehicle revolution progresses, self-driving vans occupy a new niche in the ecosystem.

On Apr 20, 2018
@TheEconomist shared
Is "a long tradition of seeking perfection and thinking everything through” enough for German firms to compete with disruptive new rivals?

Germany’s conservative economic model is being put to the test

An economy built on caution must learn to live with disruption

On Nov 6, 2018
@MobilityLabTeam shared
RT @SaludAmerica: A5 These free transportation cost-saving calculators from @MobilityLabTeam might make #10MinuteWalk more accessible. They quantify the ROI on TDM programs, measuring air pollution reduction, climate change mitigation, crashes avoided & more.

Resources to Inject Health into Transportation Projects and Policies

Our roads and walkways could be our path to good health and wellbeing. But cities are stuck in a rut of prioritizing cars over people. Thankfully, over the past decade, many organizations ...

On Apr 13, 2018
@Mi_Kuhn shared
. @gabe_klein on #open #data revolutionizing how innovators and cities manage the environmental and social effects of #urban #transit.

The Great Democratization of Transportation

Open data is revolutionizing how innovators and cities manage the environmental and social effects of urban transit.

On Oct 16, 2018
@the_IRU shared
RT @Oman_biz: IRU World Congress to position Oman as globally recognised logistics hub @AsyadGroup @motc_om @OmanLogCenter @the_IRU @OmanConvention

IRU World Congress to position Oman as globally recognised logistics hub

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Asaad bin Tareq al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and

On Sep 17, 2018
@MobilityLabTeam shared
Quote of the day: "Using Stockholm’s family-friendly transportation system was almost jarring at first because we never really had to “decide” to use it—transit was always right there front of us, and it was the easiest way to get around, period."

How traveling abroad with kids showed me how to fix U.S. transit

Our trip to Sweden featured reliable trains, wide sidewalks, ubiquitous bathrooms—and no car seats.

On Apr 6, 2018
@Mi_Kuhn shared
[email protected] & @BMWGroup are creating a #mobility powerhouse. The resulting entity will be one of the world’s largest mobility-as-a-service players. @moovel @car2go @mytaxi @DriveNow_DE @reachnow @Park_Now

New BMW and Daimler JV to Reshape Global Carsharing Market

BMW AG and Daimler AG announced plans on March 28 to combine their shared mobility services.

On Jan 3, 2018
@SusanShaheen1 shared
The seismic shift in transportation | InMotion

The seismic shift

We are in the midst of a seismic shift in travel and transportation. The impact of this huge transformation is set to reshape the world as we know it.

On Oct 11, 2018
@MobilityLabTeam shared
Here's a great quote about autonomous vehicles' possibly false promise of safety - cars kill in more ways than just crashes.

So, Self-Driving Cars Could Make Humans Unhealthier Than Ever

A widespread shift to autonomous vehicles could weaken America's already slipping stance in a two-front war against pollution and sedentary behavior, which are tightly linked to cancer and ...

On Nov 6, 2018
@lucapascotto shared
So, "do we want #urbanmobility companies to compete on the basis of the quality of their service, or is it okay for them to strategically lock certain services inside their mobility platforms?" the @DavidZipper 's view on “walled garden” on #transport

Why Uber and Lyft want to create walled gardens–and why it’s bad for urban mobility

As ride-hailing apps begin to control scooters and bike shares, they’re making it harder for people to make the best decisions about how to move around their cities.

On Feb 16, 2018
@MobilityLabTeam shared
RT @MaryClaireBuric: A recent @MobilityLabTeam study found that #ArlingtonVA residents w/ active commutes, like biking/walking, are happier than those who drive. An advocate for healthy neighborhoods, I'm thrilled to see data that supports #RosslynVA's commuting efforts.

Commuters Who Walk Are Happier Than Those Who Drive: Report

The study shows Arlington residents bike and walk to work three times as often as residents in the D.C. region.

On Apr 10, 2018
@MobilityLabTeam shared
Sydney CongestionHack is an example of how to get things done, via @iTnews_au.

Sydney's traffic troubles tackled by TfNSW hackathon

Crowdsourced data collection in exchange for Opal credits.

Top Influencers

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News and analysis with a global perspective. Subscribe here:

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Expanding transportation choices by enriching and integrating shared-use mobility

Follow 3.2k Followers

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Mobility Lab is the source of research and best practices for advocates to increase awareness and education about transportation options for people.

Follow 10.0k Followers

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Head of Communications moovel Group (Daimler AG subsidiary). Updates on moovel app & moovel transit. Also on car2go, mytaxi, autonomous driving & smart cities.

Follow 2.4k Followers

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Transport adviser interested in aviation & transport technology. President of @aerospacenz Live with wife Wendy & 2 Standard Poodles.

Follow 1.0k Followers

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@UCBerkeley professor. Researching sustainable transportation, #innovation & disruption. Pioneer in #sharingeconomy, #carsharing, #bikesharing, #ridesharing

Follow 4.3k Followers

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Friends of the Earth Europe folk in Brussels, representing people and planet, campaigning for sustainable and just societies and protection of the environment

Follow 23.5k Followers

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We bring mobility solutions for public + alt. transportation options to cities with @mooveltransit & RideTap while producing #TransitTrends & Move Forward.

Follow 7.5k Followers

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John Calimente - transportation planner. Mass transit, rail, biking, walking, gondolas, car share, transit integrated communities + multi-modal life.

Follow 3.4k Followers

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Founder of | passionate about #shared #mobility, #smartcities #womeninmobility #ownless #communities #people

Follow 1.4k Followers

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Executive Director of 'Agora Verkehrswende' working on Sustainable Mobility & Decarbonization of Transport. Personal views. Retweets are no endorsements.

Follow 766.0 Followers

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Transport & Environment (T&E) is Europe's leading NGO campaigning for cleaner transport - RTs are not necessarily endorsements.

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Integrated transportation and logistics solutions for safe, cost-effective and environment-friendly passenger and freight transport.

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We are IRU. We move people. We move goods. We help the world get where it needs to be.

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This is the official Twitter feed of the Transport Geography Research Group (TGRG) for the Royal Geographical Society (RGS).

Follow 755.0 Followers

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Italian, working on public policy at FIA. Opinions are my own - RT not always endorsements. But I am also husband, father, and more.

Follow 833.0 Followers

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Tweeting on how to make urban transport enrich our lives more and harm us all less. Lots on parking policy especially.

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The Daimler lab for innovative business models. Tweeting: @DavidMenzel. Impressum:

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Tweet-length breaking news, analysis from around the world. Founded in 1877. Follow our journalists on Twitter:

Follow 8.3M Followers

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Working @giz_gmbh in #Bonn; tweeting on #transportation | #climatechange | #UNFCCC | #cities | #urbanmobility | #China and beyond

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