Global, 23-City Study: 49% Of Respondents Expect To Use One App For All Transportation By 2020, 27% Expect To Be Using Self-Driving Vehicle

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A new, global, 23-city study from Xerox (of all companies) has found that 49% of those queried are expecting to be using one app for all of their transportation needs by the year 2020, and that 27% of those queried expect to be using a self-driving car by then.

Complete details aren’t yet available, as the study — from Conduent Incorporated, Xerox’s Post-Separation Business Processing Services Company — isn’t slated to be released until January 2017.


“Mobility is complicated, infrastructure is complex and widely using driverless technologies by 2020 is likely out of reach,” stated Pat Elizondo, senior vice president, Global Sales and Marketing, Public Sector, Xerox. “However, there are ways cities can meet constituent innovation demands and show progress in that timeframe, including delivering a single, unified mobility app.”

As one would expect considering the subject of the study, Xerox actually debuted a new “all in one” smartphone transportation app earlier this year. That app (“Go”) is currently being piloted in LA (California), Denver (Colorado), Centennial (Colorado), and Bengaluru/Bangalore (India). “The ‘Go’ app captures the universe of transportation options available in a city and computes the quickest, cheapest and most sustainable way to reach a destination.”

“Offering sophisticated apps, such as Go LA and Go Denver, opens the door for behavior change among citizens,” continued Elizondo. “Even though younger generations are more apt to use public transit, older generations still prefer cars. These types of apps are a great way to get all citizens on board with using alternative modes of transportation, which will ultimately reduce congestion within the city and allow for existing infrastructure to be used more efficiently.”

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