EIT Urban Mobility Innovation Hub East, together with some of its partners, has prepared a series of podcasts to talk about different urban mobility challenges of this age and how the innovation projects led by Innovation Hub East’s partners contribute to a more sustainable model of urban mobility, and more liveable urban spaces.
Urban Mobility podcast episode 7: Cycling at Any Age (in Czech language)
Nowadays, most people drive cars and cars are being perceived as more comfortable and more prestigious mode of transport. But for generations, bicycles were THE preferred mode of transport. Bicycles continue to be one of the most important and convenient modes of transport after their comeback in the late 70s and early 80s. Besides its effectiveness, bicycles are the happiest means of transport by putting your mind and body on the move. Cycling can have a profound impact on the quality of life, and it contributes to the shift from private motorised vehicles to active mobility resulting in decrease in noise and air pollution and increasing healthy city living.
In the new episode of the Urban Mobility Podcast, the founder of the ekolo.cz project, Jakub Ditrich, and urban planner Zuzana Poláková from the AutoMat platform talk about the pitfalls of urban cycling.
Urban Mobility podcast episode 6: Last Mile Delivery (in Czech language)
In a product’s journey from a warehouse shelf to the back of a truck, to a customer doorstep, the “last mile” of delivery is the final step of the process — the point at which the package finally arrives at the buyer’s door. In addition to being a key to customer satisfaction, last mile delivery is both the most expensive and time-consuming part of the shipping process.
Efficient logistics solutions are necessary to improve the last mile delivery mechanism. What do some of the companies have to offer to help businesses tackle the last mile delivery challenges and smoothen their operations? We discussed this topic with Jakub Ditrich, CEO of Ekolo.cz and Andrea Najvárková, CEO of Bringauto.com.
Urban Mobility podcast episode 5: Future of the Development of Electric Charging
The increased interest in sustainable transportation, including electronic vehicles, has pushed infrastructure developers and charging station manufacturers to keep innovating and improving the technology. As of 2021, EV charging is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. The governments’ efforts to promote purchasing and using EVs generates increasing demand for charging stations, making the EV charging market grow very fast. What awaits us in the electric charging sector? In this EIT Urban Mobility podcast we will explore this topic together with Jan Šámal, CEO of Nimble Energy and Aleksander Rajch, Director of External Affairs at Polish Association of Alternative Fuels (PSPA).
Urban Mobility podcast episode 4: New models of delivery services during the coronavirus pandemic (in Czech language)
With shops being closed during the coronavirus pandemic, delivery services had to adapt to a growing demand for an online shopping from customers. Giant delivery companies like Amazon are often portrayed as ones emerging from the pandemic victorious as the surging online sales made for record profits during the 2020 and 2021 and were often described as comparable to the Christmas season. Of course, companies also struggled to deliver items on time and faced disruption of global supply chains due to the pandemic. How did the Czech delivery companies handle the crisis and what they see as the biggest future challenges to the delivery sector? The new modes of delivery services will be presented by Simona Kijonková, founder and co-owner of the Packeta group, known in the Czech Republic as Zásilkovna, and Olin Novák, CEO of Rohlík. This podcast has been recorded in the Czech language.
Urban Mobility podcast episode 3: Transforming urban mobility in the 21st century
There has never been a more vital part to the development of the urban mobility than innovation. From the invention of the wheel to mass production of cars, innovation moves us forward every day and helps us overcome even the problems that we are facing today. What exactly are the challenges of urban mobility in the 21st century? And how can the bright minds make their ideas become reality? Let’s find out in the new episode of the Urban Mobility Podcast!
Urban Mobility Episode 2: From Research to Innovation
Modern times call for modern solutions. Everyone living in a city can see, that the cities all around the world are changing. What can we do to make the most of the change and move forward to the much needed transformation of the cities into more liveable and less burdensome for the environment? One of the necessary things is collaboration with research and academic institutions, being open to their innovations and helping to put the revolutionary ideas in use. How is it done within the EIT Urban Mobility community? Let’s find out in the second episode of the Urban Mobility Podcast!
Urban Mobility Episode 1: EIT Urban Mobility Introduction
In the first episode of Urban Mobility Podcast we focus on the challenges we face every day and provide deep insights on how the EIT Urban Mobility is supporting startups that seek solutions to bring us closer to a more modern liveable urban spaces and more sustainable mobility.