In this episode of the For Your Innovation Podcast, we chat with Horace Dediu of Asymco about his ideas on micromobility. With the unpredictable and burgeoning market that Horace is immersed in and fascinated by, there is so much to unpack and discuss in terms of possibilities and implications. This discussion offers a large array of thoughts and considerations for anyone connected to the future of transportation. It seems clear that micromobility will be a force to be reckoned with in the world of transit as well as in the global economy. Horace expertly explains many of his thoughts and goes into detail regarding possible permutations across the subject. We talk business models and industry comparisons, as well as looking at the key areas in which micromobility battles will be fought. For a detailed and horizon expanding conversation, be sure to tune in!
Key Points From This Episode:
- A definition of micromobility and how Horace started using the term.
- Some of the factors that have led to the growing adoption of these modes of transport.
- Who might win and lose as micromobility develops.
- Range anxiety and how distance plays into the question.
- Trip and distance data and what these can and cannot teach us.
- The important competitive dynamics and business models right now.
- The conditions that are necessary for more widespread adoption in the US.
- Evolving infrastructure around charging of electric vehicles.
- The role and place of manufacturing in the micromobility space.
- An overview of Horace’s current theses on micromobility.
- And much more!
“The way I talk about shared bikes and shared scooters is like the camera in your phone. It’s the best camera because it’s the one you always have with you. The best mode of transport is the one that’s easiest to access.” — @asymco [0:13:08.3]
“You don’t measure demand for a bridge by counting how many people swim across the river. Once you’ve built a bridge, people cross it.” — @asymco [0:19:18.7]
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