Why 5 Asian Cities May Beat The West On Next-Generation Mobility

In the new Urban Mobility Readiness Index from Oliver Wyman Forum and the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California Berkeley, five Asian cities finished among the top 10 because of their commitment to advanced technologies and infrastructure investment. The index, which focuses on how prepared cities are to incorporate and benefit from new mobility technology, ranked Singapore first for being a mobility model from its traffic management and electronic road pricing system to its autonomous vehicle research. Among the other Asian cities in the top 10: Shanghai — number four, Tokyo — number six, Beijing — number eight, and Seoul — number nine…

One of the secrets to Asian competitiveness in mobility lies in the determination of municipalities to be either among the first to debut the latest technologies and solutions — or at least leaders in their adoption moving forward.