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.