Shared mobility technology provider, Vulog has unveiled what it says are five European cities likely to be the next hotspots for the concept.

In a new white paper, the French company maintains Turin, Krakow, Istanbul, Zagreb and Lyon are likely to become the next battleground cities for car-sharing.

Vulog has identified to sustain successful car-sharing schemes, cities need a large population with high population density, high levels of private car ownership and a cooperative city administration willing to offer incentives such as free parking or access to public transport lanes for car-share vehicles.

Population density is a crucial factor for a successful car-sharing operation. Towns and cities which are densely populated are adaptable to car-sharing.

The higher the concentration of people in a small geographical area, the more likely it is they will need to take a car somewhere and the more likely it is there will be another user needing a car at the end of their journey.

Vulog, whose technology underpins Volkswagen’s WeShare, Kia’s WiBLE and PSA’s Free2Move car-sharing operations, among others, reports for every car-sharing vehicle in a city centre, between ten and 14 private vehicles are removed from city streets.

Vulog’s technology powers 25 services in cities across five continents. The company’s AiMA platform integrates and connects various critical functions that enable car sharing schemes to operate.

From vehicle scheduling and fleet management to payment processing and parking registration services, the real-time data-driven technology stack delivers a service to users and operators.