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Full Title: INSIGHTS INTO FUTURE MOBILITY: A report from the Mobility of the Future study
Author(s): MIT Energy Initiative
Publisher(s): MIT Energy Initiative
Publication Date: November 19, 2019
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Description (excerpt):

Personal mobility is a central and highly valued feature of human society—indeed, mobility
is essential for the productive functioning of economies and the ability of individuals to access
the opportunities they need to thrive. Therefore, the benefits of the technologies and systems
that have evolved to enable personal mobility on a large scale are difficult to overstate. However,
even as mobility options proliferate, expanding accessibility for many, there is growing concern
regarding the long-term sustainability of our transportation systems, which have a substantial
physical footprint, require enormous public and private investment, consume significant energy resources, are a major contributor of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollutants, and impose many other negative externalities. While these issues apply to all modes, private vehicles are the most ripe for disruption.

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