We are working with the city of Austin, Texas, to help it become the nexus of “new mobility” commercialization and consumer adoption, and to create a scalable model for other cities nationally and globally.
We are accelerating the adoption of electrified, autonomous mobility services in four to six U.S. cities by 2020, to eventually save $1 trillion annually.
What Is Mobility Transformation?
We are developing and piloting—and will eventually scale—shared, electrified, and autonomous personal mobility systems and services that reduce our dependence on oil; cost less; are safer, healthier, and more accessible; and emit significantly less carbon.
Why It Matters
Our gas-guzzling personally owned vehicles sit unused 95 percent of the time—parked and waiting just in case we need them. With urban populations on the rise, cities around the world are experiencing more congestion, poorer air quality, and heavier strain on infrastructure than ever before—at a significant cost to our families, our health, our pocketbooks, and our environment.
RMI is partnering with the City of Austin, Texas and the City of Denver, Colorado to transform their mobility futures. Together, we’re working to support the deployment of autonomous vehicles, innovative commuting solutions, and electric vehicle fleets by piloting new mobility programs and business models.
WHAT WE’RE DOING
We are taking lessons learned from our lead implementation city (Austin, Texas) and scaling it to other cities around the world.
We develop and publish insights and intelligence on the mobility transformation, including the latest thinking on technology, economics, and relevant policy.
Edward J. Klock-McCook
Sr. Development Officer
From Gas to Grid, 2017
Door-to-Downtown: How Boulder, Colorado, Tested the Future of Mobility, 2017
How the U.S. Transportation System Can Save $1 Trillion, 2 Billion Barrels of Oil, and 1 Gigaton of Carbon Emissions Annually
Peak Car Ownership: The Market Opportunity of Electric Automated Mobility Services, 2016
Interoperable Transit Data: Enabling a Shift to Mobility as a Service, 2015
How the DOT Is Driving “Smart” Change