New Mobility Now

The term “New Mobility” once referred to a futuristic concept, but the future is now. Today, New Mobility describes the progression of change in transport, technology and mobility that is transforming the global landscape. New Mobility encompasses a range of possible outcomes based on the unique starting points and specific needs of each community.

A WSP white paper shares consensus surrounding the long-term outcomes and benefits of New Mobility, with a focus on developing practical action plans. Drawing upon research derived through extensive interviews with international industry experts and direct learning from cutting-edge projects around the world, New Mobility Now is designed to assist technology firms, national, regional and local governments, transport network and system operators, investors, developers and strategic land-owners in mapping out their New Mobility future today.

New Mobility Now presents a structured approach based around five defined strands of a New Mobility future:


The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) identifies five levels of vehicle automation, with SAE levels 1-3 already in play today and with fully autonomous vehicles operating at SAE levels 4-5 just around the corner. Over the last three decades, increasing levels of automation have been built into vehicles, ranging from the cars we drive to work every day to the transportation and freight systems that keep people and goods on the move. Automation has become a standard feature in many cases, with the introduction of innovations such as cruise control, anti-lock braking systems, autonomous parking and lane change assistance.

Expansion and Integration

Automated vehicles are already a way of life. Ongoing pilot projects and trials are being conducted around the world, and continued and rapid expansion of onboard automation is inevitable. Meanwhile, the full spectrum of applications and potential benefits within the broader context of a New Mobility world remains a hot topic of research and discussion.

How can automated vehicles be integrated and connected within the transportation networks of the future? To what extent can urban and rural areas expect to see different levels of automation solutions and timelines? How can network operators reap its full benefits?

Adaptable Solutions

One thing is certain: One size does not fit all. Automation-related benefits will depend on local circumstances and scale as well as on the level of collaboration between all stakeholders. New Mobility Now addresses the core issues surrounding the leveraging of automation’s full potential in a New Mobility world.

Download the WSP white paper New Mobility Now  to know more about the five strands of a New Mobility future.

Interested in learning more about the opportunities, challenges and critical steps to successfully implement New Mobility strategies? Contact WSP’s global research team at [email protected] and we will be pleased to provide you with valuable insight into your market.

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