The Next Web - a leading website covering technology developments across Europe - recently released their predictions for the year in terms of smart cities and mobility.
As a result of COVID-19 they expect:
A growing number of mergers and acquisitions of small and middle level micromobility (e-bikes, electric scooters) operators. The larger operators like Tier and Bolt have done really well in financial terms in response to the pandemic and will likely take up the smaller ones.
The AI and tech domain will put forward some interesting initiatives around human-assisted and autonomous deliveries for parcels, packages, and even food to homes and businesses. This raises interesting questions about privacy, data ownership and control.
Widespread adoption of "15 Minutes Cities" and a general shift towards sustainable urban designs.
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