LONDON, May 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Urban growth is surging worldwide and currently, over half the world's population lives in cities. Explosive urban population growth and sprawl pose a variety of challenges and opportunities in the way people move around for social and business needs. The cities in developing economies will become the largest markets for existing mobility technologies while their developed counterparts will pressurize the personal mobility sector to reinvent itself into sustainable forms.


To provide unique insights into the effects of urban growth on personal and commercial mobility space, the Automotive Transportation Group at Frost Sullivan ( is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an online analyst briefing presentation on Thursday, 27 May, 2010 at 2:00 pm BST.

This briefing will benefit the personal commercial mobility sector players, public mass transit operators and manufacturers, suppliers, infrastructure providers, mobility service providers operators, government associations involved in urban planning transportation and other agencies in the space of urban mobility.

Highlights of the briefing include analyses of: spatial expansion of cities and the resultant change in mobility patterns, the introduction of new modes of commuting and the move towards eco-friendly transportation, integrated mobility and regulations impacting vehicular movement, as well as examples of smart city and their mobility concepts.

It is to be noted that 10 of the 20 largest megacities will be in developing economies and the demand for personal mobility will be more pronounced in these countries as a result of their newly gained economic status. In developed economies, megacities will strive toward creating a sustainable environment by investing in innovative smart city concepts that foster green technologies and transport across all aspects of the city, notes Frost Sullivan Automotive Transportation Group Industry Analyst, Mohamed Mubarak. As a result, there will be a strong and steady growth in demand for conventional vehicles in the developing economies whereas the cities of the developed economies will undergo a transformation, witnessing the trial of a series of personal mobility concepts ranging from bicycle hire programs to on demand personal mobility services on a larger scale. The vehicle ownership trends in these cities will see a higher adoption of electric vehicles (bikes cars), city-centric cars and other forms of compact motorized vehicles not seen before.

To participate in this briefing, please email Monika Kwiecinska at with: your full name, company name, title, telephone number, e-mail, address, city, state and country and a registration link will be e-mailed to you. You may also register to receive a recorded version of the briefing at anytime by submitting the aforementioned contact details.

Electric Vehicles Unplugged 2010: taking place at the House of Lords and at the Society of Motor Manufacturers Traders in London on June 22 - 23, will bring together key decision makers including Government, OEMs, Supplier Infrastructure companies and Major Fleet Managers, to provide insights into the structure of new business models and their implications for industry stakeholders. This unique workshop will also allow attendees to understand the position that key industry players are taking towards infrastructure and to debate the pros and cons of different solutions in development across Europe. If you are interested in joining us at this event, whether as a sponsor or an attendee, please contact Monika Kwiecinska, Corporate Communications for Frost Sullivan in Europe, at For more information you can also visit

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