The CES tech show is finally back in full force after a couple of CES conferences were conducted online and in limited capacities due to COVID concerns. CES 2023 was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from January 5 to 8 with over 3,200 exhibitors from 173 countries and territories participating.
CES 2023 Las Vegas also had a digital venue, with both in-person and digital-only participants granted access to talks and materials until February 28, 2023.
The ANIV team was excited to attend the CES tech conference in Las Vegas and explore the latest in mobility technology. We saw new and incredible innovations in appliances, self-driving vehicles, robot assistants, renewable energy sources, and more!
We also had the chance to see some of the latest innovations in micromobility and alternative modes of transportation. We’re going to distill the most exciting and innovative trends in micromobility as featured at the CES 2023 tech conference, so keep reading!
What is CES?
CES 2023, or the Consumer Electronics Show, is the biggest tech-focused trade show held annually. Participants include startups and established brands in the technology industry. Organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the CES conference Las Vegas also features a host of keynote speeches, panels, and workshops from leading industry professionals.
The show covers everything new and upcoming in tech, including trends, announcements, and product categories for the year. Exploring both the benefits and risks of these innovations, CES aims to provide attendees with valuable insights on the latest in consumer electronics.
This year’s tech conference in Las Vegas covered a wide range of interesting topics, including 5G technology, AI, cryptocurrency & NFTs, digital healthcare, entertainment, vehicle technology, web3, metaverse, etc. Of course, the most interesting topic for us was vehicle technology, specifically the latest in micromobility.
Micromobility at CES Conference 2023
Micromobility is currently one of the most progressive and popular talking points of vehicle technology. It often makes headlines for its innovative solutions to urban transportation woes. This year at CES 2023, attendees got to explore the newest innovations in this space through sessions on the digital transformation of mobility, and autonomous challenges, in addition to roundtable discussions on mobility.
Taking the stage at CES 2023 were cool personal mobility solutions and electric rideables like battery-powered roller skates and the world’s first electric snowbike. And with the rising demand for increasingly sustainable mobility solutions today, it was no surprise to see electric vehicles and EV chargers taking center stage.
Of course, bike sharing and scooter sharing systems were also brought up at CES 2023. Not only do micromobility solutions optimize personal mobility, but they’re also sustainable, environment-friendly options that contribute to a much healthier lifestyle. Scooter sharing statistics reveal a growing demand for bikes and electric scooters, with many tech companies now investing heavily in this area.
As an industry, we’re already seeing the benefits of micromobility sharing systems in cities worldwide and expect to see more innovations this year. The growth in the adoption rate of alternative mobility solutions was very apparent at CES 2023. We witnessed various applications of mobility technology across different sectors. Some of the most notable news and product announcements at CES 2023 were:
Acer’s new desk-bike that can power a user’s devices as they pedal
AtmosGear’s line of affordable new electric rollerblades, which only cost $500 a pair
Bianchi’s use of Ansys simulation software to create e-bike designs that resulted in 70% cost savings typically associated with prototyping and development
Davinci Motor’s launch of the DC100 electric motorcycle that can go up to 124 mph
Folding e-bikes launched by Icoma and Heybike
The first ever electric snow bike exhibited by Moonbikes, complete with an app and removable batteries
Micromobility Trends to Look Out For in 2023
Perhaps one of the most productive shifts resulting from the pandemic was the move to more sustainable and energy-efficient mobility solutions. Granted that personal mobility solutions were already picking up pre-pandemic. But the acceleration in digital adoption as the world sought fast, contactless modes of purchasing and doing business, helped propel bike and electric scooter trends.
Going into 2023, bike-sharing systems and electric scooter usage are expected to continue their upward trend, so mobility businesses should start investing in micromobility business models now before the competition gets too fierce. In addition, we can expect to see more micromobility sharing platforms, bike and scooter rental services, storage solutions, and parking apps.
Statistics show that the bike-sharing market is expected to increase to over 960 million users by 2027. Revenue is also projected to grow at an annual growth rate of 9.91% from 2023 to 2027, resulting in a forecasted market volume of $13.34 billion by 2027. The future of micromobility looks bright, especially with the innovations being unveiled at CES 2023.
Here are some of the trends slated to pick up in 2023 and beyond:
More Mobility Hubs in Urban Areas
Mobility hubs integrate micromobility sharing systems with public infrastructure, providing better access to cycling routes, charging stations, and pick-up or drop-off points. As the world moves into wider adoption of personal mobility, more urban areas are expected to be better equipped with mobility infrastructure. This will make commuting and biking safer and more accessible to the general public.
Multimodal Docking and Charging
To ensure the efficiency of shared micromobility, a multimodal approach should be taken. This means setting up stations in essential urban areas near train and metro stops as well as major intersections. Such integration with public modes of transit will facilitate seamless access to multiple sustainable modes of transportation. With multimodal systems, bike-sharing will make life even more efficient, as people can simply grab a bike or scooter or take the bus to their destination.
MaaS (mobility as a service)
Urban centers are reimagining transportation to include shared micromobility, leading to the rise of MaaS (mobility as a service). Micromobility sharing apps can simplify the process and make it easier for users to plan their trips by providing access to multiple services from bus routes to bike rentals, and more.
ANIV: Powering the Micromobility Culture, One Ride at a Time
The surge in micromobility is transforming our cities and urban centers, making them more efficient and sustainable. ANIV provides the technology to power this trend and supports businesses in their efforts to set up bike-sharing systems or launch electric bike/scooter rental services that are safe, secure, and profitable.
At ANIV, our all-in-one micromobility business solution provides businesses with the tools to set up bike-sharing systems or launch electric bike and scooter rental services. This will allow them to:
Launch a functional and user-friendly app with branding – and zero coding!
Set up multiple franchises in various locations
Manage fleets through an AI-powered operations infrastructure
Earn ad revenue
ANIV’s platform is built for scalability, allowing businesses to customize their offerings based on unique customer needs. ANIV also provides an end-to-end management solution for fleets with features and modules for security, marketing, operations, and more.