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 Robert Lynn, Engineering Manager at Dublin Bus, shares his insights on innovation and the future of mobility in cities and regions.

  1. What are you most looking forward to about attending Motion by Electronomous?   

Firstly, to represent of Dublin Bus and advocate for innovation in mobility and express my own personal passion for mobility and the benefits it can bring to society , I would be looking forward to the following aspects of the event: 

– Knowledge Exchange: Learn about innovative projects, best practices, and success stories from other organizations. 

– Panel Discussions: Engage in in-depth conversations and explore diverse perspectives on mobility topics. 

– Networking: Connect with professionals from various organizations for potential partnerships and knowledge-sharing. 

– Showcasing Dublin Bus Innovation: Highlight progress, initiatives, and achievements of Dublin Bus in embracing new technologies and improving passenger experiences. 

– Inspiration: Gain inspiration from ground-breaking innovations and visionary ideas, motivating further innovation within Dublin Bus. 

  

2. What are the biggest challenges and opportunities for Future Mobility in cities and regions?     

Challenges: 

– Infrastructure and Integration: Developing and upgrading infrastructure for future mobility solutions. 

– Funding and Investment: Securing financial resources for infrastructure development and new technologies. 

– Regulatory Framework: Addressing legal and regulatory barriers for emerging mobility technologies. 

– Public Acceptance and Behaviour Change: Shifting attitudes towards sustainable and shared mobility options. 

  

Opportunities: 

– Electrification and Sustainable Transport: Promoting EV adoption and supporting renewable energy sources. 

– Shared Mobility and Integration: Embracing ridesharing, bike-sharing, and car-sharing to reduce congestion and carbon footprint. 

– Mobility as a Service (MaaS): Implementing integrated user-centric mobility platforms. 

– Data and Digitalization: Leveraging data and digital technologies for optimized transportation systems. 

– Collaborative Partnerships: Building collaborations for innovation and implementation of future mobility solutions. 

  

3. What is the greatest tech innovation in the Mobility Space and how will this impact how we move people or goods?   

Traffic Management and Optimization: Real-time data for accurate information on traffic conditions, enabling dynamic route adjustments, signal timings, and real-time navigation guidance. 

– Demand Forecasting and Planning: Real-time data analytics for insights into travel patterns, demand fluctuations, and peak hours, optimizing services, schedules, and resource allocation. 

– Enhanced Mobility Services: Real-time data enabling on-demand services, integrating vehicle availability, user demand, and location information for instant supply-demand matching and improved convenience. 

– Personalized Travel Experiences: Real-time data empowering users with tailored travel options, including fastest routes, real-time transit updates, and alerts for delays or disruptions. 

– Safety and Security: Real-time data for enhanced safety measures, analysing vehicle, sensor, and surveillance data to identify risks, prevent accidents, and ensure passenger safety. 

– Infrastructure Planning and Investment: Real-time data insights on infrastructure utilization, informing decision-making for planning, capacity expansion, and targeted investments in transportation networks. 

  

4. Which two people do you admire most in Mobility/Cities and why?   

  Initially, we often turn to our closest neighbour, London, for insights and inspiration to enhance Dublin’s transportation system. London’s emphasis on integrated transport, extensive public networks, sustainability initiatives, and innovative technology usage can serve as a guiding framework for Dublin to improve its mobility infrastructure, promote sustainable travel choices, and ensure a seamless and efficient experience for residents and visitors. 

As part of Dublin Bus’s innovation journey, we are now exploring the approaches to transport and mobility integration taken by other European cities, including Paris and Madrid. Additionally, I find cities like Dubai intriguing as they heavily invest in metro lines and bus systems while also focusing on developing future mobility solutions. 

  

5. What are your personal/business goals for attending the event?   

  – Knowledge and Learning: Expand knowledge of industry trends, technologies, and best practices. 

– Networking: Connect with industry peers, potential partners, and experts. 

– Inspiration and Innovation: Gain new ideas and insights to drive innovation. 

– Brand Visibility: Increase awareness of organization’s initiatives and innovations. 

– Partnership and Investment Opportunities: Explore potential collaborations and investment prospects. 

– Thought Leadership: Establish as a thought leader through sharing expertise. 

– Market Research: Gather market intelligence and customer feedback. 

– Talent Acquisition: Identify potential talent and network with industry experts. 

– Benchmarking and Comparison: Benchmark against industry peers. 

– Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange: Collaborate and share experiences with other attendees.