Singapore tops Frost & Sullivan's Smart Mobility City Tracker
Cities of the Middle East outside top 25 cities on readiness and uptake of smart transport solutions
Singapore has topped Frost & Sullivan’s Smart Mobility City Index, a measure of smart smart mobility solutions, strategies and uptake in 100 cities worldwide.
Singapore led the index, followed by London, San Francisco, Tokyo and Amsterdam.
The Smart Mobility City Tracker tracks over 150 parameters across all aspects of Smart Mobility, including new mobility solutions, autonomous readiness, digitization, sustainability, logistics performance, policy & regulatory framework, and transport landscape and vision.
None of the cities on the index scored high enough to qualify in the top category, Leaders, but were all ranked as Innovative cities.
None of the cities in the Middle East qualified as Innovative. Dubai was ranked as ‘Dynamic’, while Abu Dhabi is ‘Proactive’ and Muscat and Riyadh rated as ‘Passive’.
"Strategic collaborations among public and private stakeholders in terms of operating models, car usage, multimodal journey planning, and payment options will drive innovative mobility models, particularly Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) initiatives in cities," explained Shwetha Surender, Mobility Industry Principal at Frost & Sullivan. "Vehicle occupancy rate is approximately 35% to 40% in cities, but shared mobility can improve vehicle utilization by 85%, which will not only decrease on-road vehicle miles travelled, but also relieve congestion and free up 20% of street space used for parking."
"Autonomous vehicles can simultaneously reduce road accidents to zero and bring down travel costs by 30% by decreasing congestion and eliminating the need for human operators. Overall, autonomous vehicles can potentially lead to a 4% savings in the gross domestic product (GDP)," added Franck Leveque, Partner and Mobility Business Unit Leader at Frost & Sullivan.