GECKO continued its series of podcasts with the release of podcast # 3 "what's the big deal about mobility data? And # 4 "the new mobility culture clash" 

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The GECKO podcast series continued over the summer with two more episodes. In July, we released “What’s the big deal about big data?” Bonnie Fenton from the GECKO partner Rupprecht Consult spoke with three of GECKO’s stakeholders about big data in the context of governing new mobility. Her conversation partners were:

  • Bernd Ivanschitz, a data scientist from Wiener Linien, the public transport provider in Vienna,
  • Laura Eiro, a programme director at ITS Finland with expertise in Mobility as a Service, and
  • Gregor Petri, an economist and co-founder of a company that provides data analytics for the mobility sector.

Among other things, we heard about some important urban-rural differences in new mobility and about how mobility data can be used for keeping cool in the heat of a Barcelona summer.

The topic of our August podcast was “the new mobility culture clash”, which addressed some of the tensions between the private and the public sector around what gets regulated and how. While it’s the public sector’s responsibility to make our cities more attractive and liveable, the private sector has a product or service to sell and needs to make a profit on it.

The discussion covered – among other things – self-driving vehicles, hyperloop, e-scooters, ride hailing and the “Netflix of mobility”. Bonnie’s conversation partners were:

  • Thomas Geier, a researcher and project manager with the association of European Metropolitan Transport Authorities working at the transport authority of Vienna.
  • Michael Glotz-Richter, a senior project manager for the City of Bremen who has worked on topics ranging from walking to car sharing to the integration of automated vehicles, and
  • Renata Lajas, a senior consultant at Arup in the Digital Transport Services team who focuses on intelligent mobility, Mobility as a Service and public policy.

These two podcasts wrap up the series of four that looked at various aspects of the regulation of new mobility. All the GECKO podcasts can be found here and on any other common podcasting platform including SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcher and Overcast.

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