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Leasedrive publishes white paper on urban mobility

Date: 11 April 2013   |   Author: Rachel Burgess

Leasing firm Leasedrive has published a white paper on the future of urban mobility, intended to address current global initiatives and future technologies.

Commercial director Roddy Graham said that as "a thought leader within the fleet industry, [the firm] considers it vital to consider the future of urban mobility," with more than half of the world's population now living in towns and cities and the number of cars expected to double to over two billion in the coming decades.

The 18-page white paper also notes the importance of technology changing what we drive, the way we drive, and how and when we use our vehicles. "The truly connected car is now upon us, with real time information allowing us to plan and execute our journeys more safely, efficiently and effectively," said Graham.

He added: "Urban mobility is one of the greatest challenges society faces and we must meet this challenge head-on by modifying our values, our behaviours and our lifestyles for the good of society as a whole.

"If that means renting rather than buying, cycling rather than driving, more rail networks and less road networks, mega city hubs with satellite village hubs, less real world and more virtual world, reduced travelling and more self-containment so be it."

Click here to download the document for free.