ACES stands for Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared. Autonomous and connected vehicles are to revolutionise the urban landscape while electric vehicles are helping to decarbonise the transport sector. Moreover, shared use mobility mechanisms can help establish a culture for using mobility resources on a demand basis. Having an ACES transport system provides a socially inclusive, environmentally friendly, safe, cost-effective, integrated and technologically informed travel option to road users. A well informed article by Nikitas et al. explores how a selection of mobility initiatives can shape the future of transport within the context of smart cities.