42: Micromobility Podcast Live from Berlin! - Micromobility in Germany and OEM disruption


In this episode, Horace and Oliver host a live podcast recording at The Drivery, an incubator in Berlin in front of an audience. They discuss the upcoming Micromobility Europe conference, disruption of the German car industry and what will disrupt micromobility itself in the future. It was a great conversation!

This week we discuss:

  • Germany’s micromobility explosion and why it’s different from other countries

  • Why we chose Berlin for the Micromobility Conference in Berlin

  • Why the intellectual interest in micromobility from the car OEM’s is a textbook disruption response

  • How automakers will eventually be forced to flee cities

  • What can we see coming along that will disrupt Micromobility in the future

  • What would businesses built on micromobility platforms look like?

  • What form factors we see emerging for colder climates

  • What the impact of new motors will be on vehicles

  • Why a marketplace for rides is coming, and what the impacts of these low cost rides will be.

“A bit transfer cost has gone to zero. When a human transfer cost goes to zero, then what?’

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Oliver Bruce