57 episodes

Smarter Cars is a show about the future of transportation from autonomous vehicles to electric scooters. We believe the future includes all modes of transport if we can choose the right tool for the job for each trip. We’re interviewing key players about policies to encourage multi-modal transport, the role for ride services and autonomous vehicles, reducing personal car ownership, the impact of micromobility, how to redesign our streets and curbs, fair road pricing and the role of transit. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/smarter-cars/support

Smarter Cars Michele Kyrouz

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Smarter Cars is a show about the future of transportation from autonomous vehicles to electric scooters. We believe the future includes all modes of transport if we can choose the right tool for the job for each trip. We’re interviewing key players about policies to encourage multi-modal transport, the role for ride services and autonomous vehicles, reducing personal car ownership, the impact of micromobility, how to redesign our streets and curbs, fair road pricing and the role of transit. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/smarter-cars/support

    Maxim Romain - Dott

    Maxim Romain - Dott

    In this episode, we’re talking with Maxim Romain, co-founder and COO of Dott, a French micromobility company operating shared kick scooters and now e-bikes in Europe. We discuss Dott’s approach to sustainability and cities, its scooter operations, swappable batteries, parking compliance and other technology solutions, the regulatory environment in Europe and its plans to roll out new e-bikes. You can learn more about Dott here: https://ridedott.com


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    • 41 min
    Peter Deppe - Kuhmute

    Peter Deppe - Kuhmute

    Today we're talking with Peter Deppe, CEO/co-founder of Kuhmute, a company that provides universal charging docks for micromobility devices. We discuss how Kuhmute docks work with all form factors from e-bikes to wheelchairs with variable charging and an adapter, the process for installing and powering docks, how Kuhmute works with cities and private companies to provide infrastructure, and the pros and cons of swappable batteries and docking stations. You can learn more about Kuhmute here: https://www.kuhmute.com


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    • 35 min
    Fred Jones - Tier

    Fred Jones - Tier

    Today we’re talking with Fred Jones of Tier - a German company that has become one of the biggest micromobility players in Europe. Tier operates shared fleets of electric scooters and is rolling out electric bikes and mopeds as well. We discuss Tier’s strategy and operations in Europe, its new battery swapping energy network with stations it intends to roll out in shops and other locations in cities, scooter safety and design, and Tier’s use of technology to enforce proper parking compliance. You can learn more about Tier here: https://www.tier.app


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    • 36 min
    Jameson Detweiler - Fantasmo

    Jameson Detweiler - Fantasmo

    Today we're talking with Jameson Detweiler, President/Co-Founder of Fantasmo, a company that makes HD maps and provides hyper-accurate positioning services for micromobility companies. We discuss the challenges of GPS and geolocating vehicles in cities, the benefits of camera-based positioning systems, Fantasmo's current service offering for verifying parking compliance for scooters and bikes, and its planned services involving sidewalk and lane detection and related positioning use cases. You can find more at https://www.fantasmo.io


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    • 25 min
    Ghassan Haddad - Lime

    Ghassan Haddad - Lime

    Today we're talking with Ghassan Haddad, Lime's Head of Public Policy and Communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa. We discuss Lime's operations in European cities, policy differences between European and US cities, Lime's expansion into new form factors including the addition of Jump bikes and now e-mopeds, safety and durability improvements in kick scooters and what the next year or so may look like for scooters in Europe. 


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    • 35 min
    Shabazz Stuart - Oonee

    Shabazz Stuart - Oonee

    Today we're talking with Shabazz Stuart, founder/CEO of Oonee, which makes secure parking structures for bikes and scooters in cities. You can see what Oonee looks like at https://www.ooneepod.com. We discuss how Oonee pods and kiosks can serve both owned and shared micromobility for many different use cases. We also cover the broader questions around the shared infrastructure needed to make micromobility work at scale in cities and how cities can work with private mobility companies to facilitate building and monetizing this infrastructure.


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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

AVmonk ,

One of the best mobility podcasts

Michele knows her stuff and consistently gets top guests. Highly recommend.

Harry Campbell ,

Off to a great start!

Just discovered the pod but enjoyed the episode with Reilly Brennan and learned a ton! Michelle does a great job at getting high quality guests as I see a lot of familiar names - excited to listen next to the interviews with Warren Logan and Dr. Schank.

Difiggi ,

Interesting guests - well prepared host

Quality pod.

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