DriveNow is at the forefront of innovation in urban mobility. We are part of the on-demand generation where you ‘flick open an app on your phone, tap your destination, find your mode of transport and go’. Operating since 2011, and now in 13 European cities with over 1 million customers, DriveNow has a unique insight into the transport evolution taking place. A new report from the Greater London Assembly Transport Committee investigates the potential for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) in London. It recommends measures to further embed the idea of sharing vehicles over private ownership. DriveNow fully supports this recommendation. The potential benefits of wide-adoption of CAVs in urban areas include improved safety, improved air quality and more efficient use of road space. For a reduction in congestion however, CAVs need to be shared. It is therefore important that behaviour change starts now by choosing public transport alongside walking, cycling and car sharing, as opposed to private car ownership. But this requires leadership and clear direction from government. London and the UK used to be one of Europe’s centres for car clubs. In 2011 the UK had 161,172 car club members, just behind Germany with approximately 180,000 members. Between 2011 and 2017 however, a chasm opened in membership numbers - the UK now has 269,038 car club members (81% in London) whereas Germany has grown exponentially to 1,715,000 members. Growth in Germany has been spurred on by free-floating car clubs, like DriveNow, and a supportive policy environment. In 2017 for example, the German parliament approved a new law that promotes the use of car sharing. The impact in London on car sharing, where we haven't seen such central leadership, is clear to see - London doesn’t even make the top 10 in Europe, in terms of adoption of flexible car sharing. London’s authorities have so far failed to unlock the full potential of new car sharing models to reach car owners. In London, 56% of new DriveNow members were car owners when they joined DriveNow. Once they have joined a car club they are more likely to give up their private car - for every 1 DriveNow vehicle, 13 privately owned cars are taken off the road*. The fragmented nature of borough permissions for car sharing in London and the lack of central policy direction has significantly reduced the overall number of private car owners that we can reach - our aim is for 500,000 members in London by 2025. This would introduce much more of London's car owning population to car sharing. A transformation in car owner transport behaviour is needed so that 2.6 million cars are not on London’s kerbside and congestion ever present in 2030. Many forward-thinking boroughs are recognising the benefits of flexible car sharing, but the Mayor still has a fundamental role to play in setting a practical framework for the growth of car clubs in London. Only if this is delivered can car sharing fulfil its role in a future London transport network under a healthy streets approach, delivering benefits for all Londoners. *CarPlus 2016/2017 Annual Survey Report