The role of public authorities


Public authorities play different roles when it comes to the interaction with private mobility providers. They set the rules (regulatory authority), determine what solutions contribute to the public good (evaluator) and may stimulate/facilitate innovation and entrepreneurship. There is a fine line between taking too much control (which might lead to scaring actors away), and taking too little control (which might lead to an unmanageable amount of different vehicle in the city).

Public authorities therefore wonder what role to take-on when it comes to interacting with solution providers.