Pallavi Reddy

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In India, public transport, motorcycles, rickshaws and private cars have been the primary modes of transport. However, in the last few years, due to a major growth in the average mobile app usage, there is an upsurge in taxi and rickshaw-hailing apps. The growth is mainly driven by the increased use of smartphones and this is changing the way smartphone users’ travel within the cities, but the main question is – will this growth in mobility apps redefine the urban transportation landscape in India?

Smartphones have not only changed the way people lead their lives, but also have changed the way people drive around, helping them to improve their driving experience - from displaying navigation to finding parking spots. In the near future, the advances in mobile technology will replace conventional car keys. Will they just be used to lock and unlock the car door or are there more possibilities when keys are digital?

In recent times, drones have been tested and explored only in consumer applications, for example delivering small-sized goods. Some start-up companies have been experimenting on various ideas to expand drone applications in the healthcare sector to help solve other problems like handling emergency situations or to provide faster treatment services during traffic accidents.

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Urban Mobility

How are we moving people from point A to point B?
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Currently, cities are facing many challenges such as urban sprawl, traffic congestion and safety, transportation accessibility etc., but digital technologies and new mobility innovations are allowing cities to streamline their city infrastructure and the transportation landscape. If cities continue to explore and implement more innovations, future smart cities should be able to offer their citizens a better quality of life.