The Smart City Podcast

Sustainability in Transportation - How We Fix Congestion, Pollution & More with Nikolaj Koster, Head of Mobility at Deem, Inc.

June 14, 2022 The Smart Cities Team at ARC Advisory Group Season 7 Episode 8
The Smart City Podcast
Sustainability in Transportation - How We Fix Congestion, Pollution & More with Nikolaj Koster, Head of Mobility at Deem, Inc.
Show Notes

This fascinating discussion with Nikolaj Koster, Head of Mobility at Deem, Inc. covers a broad range of topics, including:

1. Robotaxis:
     How artificial intelligence will help save the world and why your kid
     won’t need a driver’s license.
Koster predicts that before the end of
     this decade , the majority of cars in our cities won’t have  a
     driver. Learn more about the role artificial intelligence is likely to
     play in our everyday life, what your futuristic trip across town might
     entail, and why we should all be excited about robots behind the wheel.

2. Sustainability
   
There’s no  denying that climate change, sustainability, and the swiftly changing
     culture around travel is top of mind these days. Find out why the emphasis
     on “going green” is both more important and exciting than ever to Koster
     and what kind of impact he believes modern mobility solutions can really
     have.

3. Safety. 94% of all road accidents are caused by human error. Let’s talk about safety and perceived  safety (how safe is safe enough) for these new mobility systems

4. Multimodal  transportation and getting our streets back from the cars. When it comes
     to aspirations to revolutionize access to mobility options of all kinds,
     Koster doesn't hold back. Enjoy a good look at the vivid picture he paints
     of a future wherein commutes are active, flexible, sustainable, and fun -
     and public spaces less needed by vehicles are repurposed for people.

5. De-ownership:     A  mobility as a service future where we just pay for the minutes and miles
     we travel

6. Private vs. public MaaS: How does private operated MaaS systems work with
     the existing city operated mass transit? 

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