Articles by Andreas Mai

About Andreas Mai

Andreas Mai leads innovation to deliver sustainable transportation solutions to public agencies and communities at Keolis North America. Before joining Keolis, Andreas led Cisco’s connected vehicle business and founded the technology startup ecomo.world. He is an angel investor and served on the boards of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association, the Connected Car Council, Octo Telematics, Cohda Wireless, and Covisint.

Evolution of Ground Transportation: Balancing the Commercial and Social Bottom Line

Cities are under increasing pressure to innovate in order to attract businesses and people, and remain economically strong, and their success or failure could largely depend on their future transportation systems. Transportation systems are like arteries. When running smoothly, a community is likely to thrive and prosper. System breakdowns and blockages lead to quality of life issues such as traffic jams and pollution—problems that can quickly put an economically vibrant community into cardiac arrest.

But while providing consumers with convenient options, the popularity of these new mobility services bring their own set of issues, and have the potential to put even more pressure on already highly stressed transportation systems. Uber and Lyft, for example, are putting more cars on already congested roads. In New York City, it is estimated that these services account for a 14 percent increase in the number of vehicles on the street.

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