It’s been the week(s) of new urban mobility with the more or less anticipated MOIA service officially starting in Hamburg, the actually highly anticipated Uber IPO getting real with the S-1 filling, as well as some changes to mytaxi match in Hamburg ahead of the MOIA launch. And let’s not forget the crazy IPO lyft just managed to pull off a few weeks ago.
With all these news it once again becomes clear that a major shift in how we think about (urban) mobility is happening and it’s happening fast.
While the investigation into Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of Volkswagen, is starting, the German Bundestag is debating about a new law that could allow E-Scooters on German streets - and thereby closing “the last mile” gap. The old players are slowly fading and new ones are emerging quickly. Soon, the streets might be filled with Lime E-Scooters, MOIA shuttles and… Lilium (get to it, Frank Thelen!)?
Last but not least, Elon Musk and Tesla are a few days away of announcing new details about the future of Auto-Pilot, the software-hardware upgrade for Teslas that allows for a more convenient driving experience - at least for now. They have been talking about launching an autonomous car sharing service for a while now and could potentially announce a more detailed timeline at the 22nd of April Autonomy Investor Day.