Fred Jones – 22 March 2017

Fred Jones, Head of Cities at Uber, delivered a lecture entitled "More people in fewer cars".

Fred Jones at the BDAS event

Fred Jones outlined how Uber’s mission to have 'transport as reliable as running water to everyone everywhere' was bringing the future of urban mobility to cities faster.

He explained that Uber are working on reducing congestion, pollution and the amount of land used for parking facilities through a number of initiatives worldwide.

Fred added that Uber are working with local authorities to provide more accessibility services, as well as providing data to city planners to develop transport policies and future planning. Fred concluded that their data can be used to see where the sharp breaking areas are, as well as pot holes in the road.

Media and coverage


Listen to the talk in full on Soundcloud. (Please note that Soundcloud does not support IE9. Users may wish to try Chrome, Firefox, or a recent version of IE).

Pictures and further coverage of the event can be found on the South West Business website.

Exclusive pre-address interview

Watch Fred Jones' pre-address interview below:

You can find a transcript of this interview on the Business West website.


Photos from this event and previous Bristol Distinguished Addresses can be viewed in our BDAS Flickr album.

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