#yourmobilityvision interview: Augustin Friedel

Here is the sixth interview of our series #yourmobilityvision. 


#yourmobilityvision is all about showing what the mobility of the future looks like by introducing companies, people behind them, researchers and institutions operating in our truly wonderful sector. 


In this interview we are talking to Augustin Friedel –  strategist, researcher, opinion leader and entrepreneur in the mobility sector for years – giving interesting insights about his personal vision. 


What is your vision for the mobility sector and how do you embrace it in your everyday doing?

My vision of urban mobility is diverse, connected and carbon neutral. The mobility setup needs to be tailored to the local circumstances and requirements. 


My passion is to show the diversity and fast iterations of shared and smart mobility. For a better understanding, I visualize data and info in easy-to-understand charts and share recent developments in mobility and transportation with a growing audience.


What is your core interest within the mobility sector? Which are the topics you mainly focus on?

I’m interested in the development from services in the MVP stage to a more stable state. One of the areas I’m interested in at the moment is the development in shared and owned micro mobility. It’s impressive to see the development cycles on the vehicle hardware over a short period of time and the adoption of shared and owned micro mobility across the globe.  

In the long term I’m curious about the success of connecting multiple services on MaaS platforms and how we could reduce traffic in urban areas with the new modes of transportation. 


What are the aspects you are particularly proud of about your contribution to the mobility sector?

It’s encouraging to get the positive feedback on the content and experience that I share across different platforms like LinkedIn or Twitter. It’s great to see that I could contribute to keeping interested people up to date and educate on the diversity and trends of shared and smart mobility. 


What is the impact you would like to have on the mobility of the future?

Startups, scaled-up companies, cities and governments are creating the mobility of the future. For now, I’m trying to leave my footprint by sharing my knowledge, ideas and experience to help and inspire others.


Note: Augustin is also working for Volkswagen, but the views expressed in the interview are his own and not linked to Volkswagen.

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