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Ronald Haverman is an expert in the field of shared mobility. He founded the Dutch bike sharing system OV-fiets in the beginning of this century. In 2009 Ronald lived in Melbourne and ran a bike sharing pilot with RMIT University. Back in Holland he became director of MyWheels and introduced peer-2-peer car sharing in the Netherlands. Ronald is also co-founder of Common.bike: an open source bike sharing platform owned and developed by the community. Nowadays Ronald focuses on “interoperability’ for bike sharing. There is an increasing number of bike sharing initiatives popping up in the Netherlands and the world. For all those initiatives customers need a special account, app or smart card. In the Netherlands, there are already more than 10 incompatible bike sharing services. Because this is difficult to understand for travellers, they do not use shared bikes as much as it could be. That’s why Ronald works with “Tour the Force” developing an open standard for bike sharing. Our goal is to make it possible people can grab a bike anywhere in The Netherlands with just one account.
Ronald is panelist in the session Architects vs Platforms