Autonomy is more than an event, it’s a collaborative platform to build a multimodal, responsible, on-demand and shared mobility.

Autonomy is

an independent French, Paris-based company focused on changing the way we move in cities and positioning Paris at the center of the urban mobility revolution.


We focus on

the five elements disrupting mobility: Active mobility, Data analytics, Electric, Shared mobility and Autonomous vehicles.

We create events that connect innovators and policy makers to influence the way we move in cities


We work with

Major businesses shaping the new mobility market worldwide and also institutions and city networks.


Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit


Our flagship event where innovators, cities and urbanites gather annually to build a new mobility landscape. The first two days are dedicated to professionals and institutions (B2B – B2G) and the third day is open to public (B2C)

The 3-days event includes :

– The Urban Mobility Summit, a series of conferences, workshops and meet-ups

– A curated exhibition area where best new mobility solutions are on display

– Networking opportunities supported by a software to schedule B2B/B2G meetings

– Startup pitch sessions, press briefings, test tracks and live demos

– An opening Party to connect and celebrate the future of urban mobility

– A public day


An open-innovation project, developed with SNCF Gares & Connexions which aims to set up a test pilot of an innovative mobility hub at Gare de l’Est Paris.10 innovative companies (Uber, Nissan, Chronopost…) are involved in this project to shape the station of tomorrow.

Synergies are created between those partners, who can build a long-term partnership with SNCF and communicate their position as thought leaders on urban mobility.

The PML also gives urbanites a sneak peek of the way stations will become City Boosters in tomorrow’s Smart Cities.



How did Autonomy come about? In 2012 I visited Lagos, Delhi and Copenhagen for work. In Lagos and Delhi I rode in a car at 4 km/h, windows up and aircon on to avoid the heavy pollution. In Copenhagen I rode a bicycle, moving at 20 km/h and breathing clean air. I was struck by the paradox: increasing car ownership decreases mobility and reduces the pleasures and opportunities of city living. I excitedly read up everything on the subject of urban mobility, which pointed to a seismic shift in the way we move in cities. I wanted in on the mobility revolution.

I moved to Paris and began building a company dedicated to gathering a ‘new mobility’ community of innovators, policymakers and interested members of the press and public. The result is Autonomy and the Urban Mobility Summit, now in its second year. The most recent edition attracted 10 000 visitors, 180 exhibitors, 120 speakers and official representation from 50 cities.

We have the right concept in the right city at the right time and for 2018 are reaching out to a wider community of innovators and policymakers. We’re also fortunate to have chosen Paris for Autonomy; it’s ideal for companies to launch their products and services to French, European and international markets.

Please feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn or share feedback and ideas by emailing me at ross@autonomy.paris


Ross Douglas,

Founder and President of Autonomy


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