Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment

From Mobility to Mobility Services

BMW is known for its high-end premium cars and associated premium brand. Through the BMW i Ventures investment vehicle, BMW is exploring how it will transition from mobility to mobility services. Silicon Valley-based Mark Platshon, Senior Advisor to BMW i Ventures, explains how this could mean venturing into areas as far afield as products and services like home solar, electric car charging and home electric grid management. Of course, a little closer to their core product, autonomous vehicles and their ramifications are top of mind within BMW i Ventures.

Author Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

By Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

Ken Pyle is Marketing Director for the Broadband Forum. The mission of this 25+-year-old non-profit “is to unlock the potential for new markets and profitable revenue growth by leveraging new technologies and standards in the home, intelligent small business, and multi-user infrastructure of the broadband network.”

He is also co-founder of Viodi, LLC and Managing Editor of the Viodi View, a publication focused on the rural broadband ecosystem, autonomous vehicles, and electric aviation. He has edited and produced numerous multimedia projects for NTCA, US Telecom and Viodi. Pyle is the producer of Viodi’s Local Content Workshop, the Video Production Crash Course at NAB, as well as ViodiTV. He has been intimately involved in Viodi’s consulting projects and has created processes for clients to use for their PPV and VOD operations, as well authored reports on the independent telco market.

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2 replies on “From Mobility to Mobility Services”

great article Ken. We love all the things Audi, BMW and VW are doing in the mobility space….and hope one day they will collaborate with our autonomous electric scooter network 🙂 coming soon

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