9: Why Micromobility Platforms Matter
In today’s show, we examine the role of platforms in micromobility’s rise, and what role they might play in furthering adoption.
Specifically, we cover:
What an entry into the micromobility space might look like for Apple, and how their experience in interface stepchanges puts them at a unique advantage
How autonomous cars are analogous to wormholes vs. a more tactile engaging experience of the world with micromobility.
What a platform built on a micromobiltiy fleet might look like, and what it might enable, and what names we might give to these experiences in the same way that cars have crusing, drivethrus and cinemas.
The stage of the market, and the parallels to the Playstation vs Xbox argument
How the network effects of micromobility sharing platforms are inverse to the traditional car infrastructure
Horace introduces his new research paper looking at modal shifts with the introduction of e-mobility in a cities transport mix.