GECKO published a report on regulatory responses and governance models for disruptive mobility innovations

The project’s report about regulatory responses to new mobility solutions is released.

An important task of the GECKO project is to map the variety of regulatory responses and governance models related to disruptive mobility innovations in the European Union, as well as in several key countries outside of the EU. This has been done through the creation and the analysis of an extensive database of relevant regulations and governance tools used to manage disruptive mobility solutions, and thanks to the consultation with project stakeholders.  

The first part of the report focuses on how mobility is governed in general and at different levels (from international to local) and presents concrete implications for the governance of disruptive mobility innovations. With the appearance of new data-driven business models in transport, the questions of data security and privacy, data quality, interoperability, and data ownership have become more relevant than ever. Furthermore, the environmental impact and the impact on equity and accessibility for various social groups are not always clear when a new technology or business model is introduced. To achieve the expected benefits of mobility innovations, it is often crucial to establish collaboration between public and private parties, as well as to motivate private solution providers to cooperate and share data, as in the case of Mobility as a Service. 

The report contains detailed case studies of how various mobility innovations, ranging from urban air mobility to ride-hailing, have been governed so far and which governance tools have been used at different levels. In a separate section, the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mobility in general and on the governance of disruptive mobility innovations is also discussed. The report concludes with a summary of how different aspects related to disruptive mobility innovations are currently addressed, namely, which governance instruments and models are applied and at which governance levels.

You can access the full report by clicking here.

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