These days, the first ports of call for anyone looking to get around in the Rwandan capital of Kigali are a shared taxi or motorbike taxi. There’s also the option of a bus, if one ever turns up, but you can generally expect to join a long line waiting for it. With only a few people in Rwanda owning their own car, personal mobility here is still in its infancy. What’s more, despite being home to 12 million inhabitants, there is still no established automotive industry in this country. This makes the integrated mobility concept recently launched by Volkswagen a huge step toward the future for the country and its people. In addition to the local vehicle production facility, the concept also involves innovative mobility services such as car sharing and ride hailing. These are managed via an app and offer personal mobility options for a wider cross section of the population. The project is starting with a community car-sharing scheme, which is aimed primarily at companies in the capital city of Kigali. A ride-hailing service is then set to follow in the coming months, which is intended to offer an alternative to conventional taxis.