The UB Business School has conducted a study on the current state of urban mobility, focusing on the impact of private taxi transport projects. The study highlights the increasing relevance of urban mobility in the context of globalization and competition, as well as the growing interest in studying the impact of taxi options on consumer preferences.

Taxi and urban mobility studies: A bibliometric analysis”, published in the Transport Policy Journal by our researchers David Alaminos, Emilio Vizuete, and our PhD student Miguel Guillén, analyzed 6,687 research papers published between 1967 and 2021. It confirms the great potential of urban mobility research and the importance of taxi options as a dimension of urban mobility dynamism. The research also identifies the existence of a line of research related to electric and autonomous vehicles, sustainable development, and the optimization of urban mobility.

The bibliometric analysis detected the most recognized authors, countries with the highest percentage of scientific production, most prominent citations, influential journals, and co-occurrence of keywords. The results provide valuable insights for future research on urban mobility, including topics such as ride-sourcing, ride-pooling, ride-sharing, and others.

Mobility is a relevant issue for all cities on the planet and generates great interest for the most prestigious journals. The study’s findings confirm the need for further research in this field and emphasize the importance of understanding the impact of taxi options on urban mobility and consumer preferences.

The study’s authors hope that their research will inspire other scholars to explore new dimensions of urban mobility and further advance the development of sustainable and efficient transportation systems.