At this year’s Shift Automotive conference at IFA, Iomob CEO, Boyd Cohen, will highlight where he believes the future of mobility is going, the role of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and the Internet of Mobility in supporting a transition away from single occupied passenger vehicle dependence in cities. We asked him to tell us more about Iomob.
Iomob stands for the Internet of Mobility. If IoT is about how devices in cities or elsewhere can be connected to the Internet, and then to each other to seamlessly connect things, the Internet of Mobility, or Iomob, is a company focused on providing the enabling infrastructure so that mobility devices (scooters, bikes, cars, trains, buses, etc.) can be connected to the Iomob protocol and then to each other to enable seamless mobility for users around the globe.
How do you see the future of mobility?
I believe this will vary greatly in the next 10 years around the globe. In North America, I believe we will likely see an acceleration of ride hailing services and autonomous passenger vehicles. In Europe, I believe we will continue to see an explosion in micro mobility and shared mobility and in cities erecting barriers for single occupancy vehicles entering urban areas. I believe autonomous in Europe will be more on multi passenger liquid bus experiences. And the growing explosion in new services will require new infrastructure (for charging, for dedicated lanes that separate pedestrians, people powered micro mobility and motorised micro mobility) and of course drive rapid demand and use of seamless MaaS services that can roam with the user. I don’t believe the future of MaaS is separate apps in each city.
Who should come to your talk and why?
I would hope anyone interested in understanding the present and future of MaaS, how passenger vehicles might shift towards becoming liquid parts of a seamless mobility ecosystem, and the role of micro mobility in the future mobility landscape.
Date: Tuesday, 10 September
Time: 11:05 am – 11:25 am
Location: IFA Next Grand Theater, Hall 26B
Photo: Boyd Cohen, CEO, Iomob Impulse speech