• 28-FEB-2018

  • SOURCE: Allianz SE

Getting Mexico Moving. Can Technology Transform the Most Congested City on the Planet?

Reinier Snijders/EyeEm
  • Mobility experts gather in Mexico City - the world’s most congested city.
  • Guests include the Global President of Cabify, Ricardo Weder.
  • Event is part of Allianz Global Explorer Program.
  • Program running alongside Formula E, the electric street racing championship.
  • Media assets will be made available for journalists (to access and download).

Mexico City is regarded globally as one of the most challenging cities for drivers. As car registrations grow faster than the birthrate in this city of 20 million, ongoing traffic issues will continue to impact on everything from the environment and road safety; through to health and economic growth.

On March 1, Allianz is hosting a panel of mobility experts and entrepreneurs who will discuss how new technologies, sustainable innovations and contributions from the private sector have the potential to transform urban mobility in Mexico City.

One start-up that is expanding rapidly in Mexico and the Spanish-speaking world is Cabify; a company that provides vehicles for hire driven by their owners. Cabify’s Global President Ricardo Weder will join the panel of experts and entrepreneurs at the micro-conference which forms part of Allianz’s Global Explorer Program.

Also at the event, the 15 best images of the Allianz and EyeEm´s photography challenge will be on display. Photographers were asked to capture the ways people and vehicles move around and interact with one another. One picture was selected to be the key image for all activities of the Explorer program in Mexico City.

Allianz’s March 1 event is running alongside the Formula E Championship which is the world’s first fully-electric international single-seater street racing series. At over 2500m, the Mexican track is not only the highest in the Formula E calendar but also one of the highest in the world.

Picture courtesy of Reinier Snijders/EyeEm.