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Iberdrola, Ferrovial, Seat, Renfe, and a score of mobility companies have joined forces to promote multimodal mobility. The collaboration between all of them aims to act as an ecosystem of innovation in mobility in favor of a more sustainable and safer sector in which public administrations and private companies act hand in hand, both large Ibex companies and small startups of shared vehicles, aggregators and payment platforms.
Thus, some of the collaborators are Madrid City Council, EMT Madrid, Madrid 360, Consorcio de Transportes, DGT, MasterCard, Santander, Glovalvia (majority shareholder of Metro de Sevilla), Alstom, Saba, Avanza, ALSA, Free Now, Zity, Wondo, Meep, Share Now, BlaBlaCar, Hello Auto, Ubeeqo, Goggo and Share Now, among others.
Some of the participants at the Connected Mobility Hub event. A. A.
This Wednesday, the members of the initiative driven by the Connected Mobility Hub presented a manifesto, which they are launching as the first tool to accelerate the adoption of more sustainable mobility. The hub is an ecosystem of innovation in mobility in southern Europe, which aims to accelerate the transformation of the sector and provide a solution to the requirements of environmental sustainability, health and safety, articulating projects together with the administration, companies and startups.
In this way, the Hub is building a network of innovative companies around mobility that supports and promotes startups that aspire to change the mobility paradigm, with the aim of creating synergies that help the success of the projects. Right now it integrates 140 startups and associated SMEs, as well as 120 investors specialized in mobility.
“We think that cities belong to people and we want to articulate that mobility around people,” explained the director of Connected Mobility Hub, Sergio Díez. “If we want to generate a change we have to do it with an innovation that somehow produces profitable models and is made from this public-private collaboration.”
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In the same sense, the delegate of the Government Area of Environment and Mobility, Borja Caravante, who also spoke at the event, said. “Either we all participate or this ecosystem is doomed to failure, and therefore public-private collaboration means the principle on which we want to support the development of new mobility in Madrid,” he said.
“We are not zero cars, we are zero-emission cars. That’s what advanced and modern cities have to do,” he stressed while emphasizing the importance of integrating all modes of mobility. Other pillars on which this Hub strategy is based are, in addition to sustainable and accessible mobility, digital and intelligent mobility, optimized and safe mobility, electric and zero emissions, as well as urban and last-mile logistics.
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