Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for Smart Cities. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 4 promising Smart Mobility solutions.
Heat Map: 4 Top Smart Mobility Startups
For our 4 top picks, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 4 interesting examples out of 275 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
SmartE – First-Mile/Last-Mile Mobility
Public transport systems require citizens to walk a considerable distance to and from each of the transit stations. These steps can become an extra effort for older adults and people with disabilities who want to move around independently. First & last-mile shuttles support these citizens to independently use all means of public transport. Indian startup SmartE provides transfer to and from metro or bus stations, residential colonies, corporate hubs, and shopping areas via 4-seater electric rickshaws. Their vehicles cover loops of under 5 km and users can book and pay via an app.
HIG Traffic Systems – Pedestrian Navigation
The number of accidents involving foot traffic increased since the use of smartphones. These are accidents where a pedestrian is unaware of the signs ahead, and continue walking even when the red light is on. The improvement of navigation systems with horizontal lights, sensors, and additional sound arrangements corresponds with behavior modification and helps to maintain safety. Netherland-based HIG Traffic Systems produces strips of LED lights, which are embedded in the pavement to mimic the traffic lights at pedestrian crossings. The lights are visible when looking down in order to be in the line of sight of smartphone users.
Moovel – Multimode Travel Application
It becomes increasingly complicated to combine different ticket purchasing options, remember transport schedules and have various vehicle-sharing applications installed. An application, which combines all existing options of transportation, shared services, and accessible payment methods motivates citizens to opt for urban transport rather than purchasing a car. The German company Moovel develops a Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform, combining and facilitating the use of multimode transport and shared mobility services such as public transport, on-demand services, vehicle sharing, bike-sharing, and ride-hailing. Customers can plan, book and pay for all services through an integrated account.
Deliv – Crowdsourced Same-Day Delivery
In order to fulfill the need for supplies, citizens use transport including their own cars for shopping. In case this ride is not connected to other activities, a same-day delivery service helps to avoid unnecessary movement, saves time, and decreases city traffic load. The US company Deliv offers same-day service to mall and pharmacy shoppers. The usage of omnichannel platforms and a crowdsourced network ensures quick response rates to requested deliveries as well as optimal timing and pricing of a delivery.
What About The Other 271 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 4 startups showcased above are promising examples out of 275 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.