It does not matter what your city is, although it especially occurs in medium and large cities: if you look at a photo of any avenue from ten, twenty, thirty years ago and compare it with a current one, the differences will be noticeable. Where before there were owned cars, bikes, pedestrians and public transport, now there are also owned scooters, fleet scooters, fleet bikes, the VTC…
A paradigm shift that has transformed the urban environment in terms of mobility and transportation, and that also has implications in various industries and even in how cities are designed. A subtle change like a breeze but sweeping like a free-falling snowball.
And that’s what the last episode of Electric Sheep is about, a production of Engadget in collaboration with Samsung and exclusively for Audible. Today we publish the eleventh and last episode, always with expert guests and protagonists who have experienced these changes in the first person. With sections of Angela White and presented by a server, Javier Lacort. In each one we count from a different prism how technology has completely transformed us, although sometimes we still expect domestic robots beyond the vacuum cleaner.
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Listen to the episode ‘And the taxi driver said: “in 2030 there will be no cars owned”‘ on Audible.
To talk about this paradigm shift we have brought this episode to Marta Serrano, engineer of roads, channels and ports; director of the EMT (Municipal Transport Company) of Valencia, and that before passed through the one of Madrid. She is an expert in transport and urban design, and gives us the keys to how changes in urban mobility have led to other types of changes.
We also have Álvaro Fernández Heredia, manager of AUVASA (Valladolid Urban Buses) and specialist in transport planning. He has seen firsthand these gradual changes in the way of moving around the city and its associated changes.
Finally, the third guest, Ana Montalban, urban architecture and technical coordinator of the Walking Cities platform. Among all of them they explain to us how these changes have occurred and what we can expect for the next decades in which we will have transcended the traditional formula of transport in the city.
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