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Components of new mobility

Human-Machine Interaction in Traffic

The interaction between humans and technology plays a very important role in the field of mobility. Whether it is the interaction of the driver with HMI components in the context of vehicle use, which is becoming increasingly important, especially with the current developments in the field of highly automated driving, or the increasing intermodality and networking of mobility offers and services, the trend towards the increased use of environmentally friendly means of transport. Whether public transport or sharing services - the platforms and apps are becoming increasingly complex, so that they have to be optimally tailored to the needs of users as communication and interaction interfaces for sustainable mobility. On the one hand, operability and usability, but also comfort and security aspects are important criteria.

New mobility

Digitisation and networking of all participants as well as new transport services and technologies play a decisive role and create potential to design and redesign mobility services flexibly and in line with demand. The move away from the car and the increasing use and combination of different means of transport require new intermodal concepts to enable seamless mobility. New interconnection systems between mobility service providers based on digital links facilitate intermodal route chains and the increasing networking of means of transport.

Mobility in the context of geographical and demographic change

While urban areas and conurbations are experiencing increasing traffic volumes with limited infrastructure capacities, limited space, increased emissions and noise pollution, rural regions are struggling to cope with population decline. Here, too, mobility concepts that meet the needs of the population must be found. There is a need to ensure widespread mobility that corresponds not only to the needs of users but also to infrastructure. New mobility concepts must be found for this changed situation.

Intelligent use of transport means through Smart Data

Smart Data enables the optimized matching of available mobility offers and user needs based on large empirical data sets. The consolidation and demand-oriented preparation of this information for systems and users, which is essential for the forecasting capabilities of software-based solutions, is a major challenge. This requires qualified processing and analysis.

Highly automated and autonomous vehicles

Connected and automated vehicles have the potential to increase both traffic safety and traffic efficiency. For example, traffic flows can be synchronized and congestion can be reduced. At the same time, the environmental footprint can be improved and user comfort increased. These changes will fundamentally transform infrastructure, society and the role of the user and will pose a challenge for users and planners. Nevertheless, this transformative process opens the door for innovative application concepts and additions to traditional public transport. 

Electric and hydrogen mobility

On the way to a noise-neutral and zero-emission traffic system, electric mobility plays a decisive role. However, it requires optimal and efficient integration into the existing transport system. At the same time, hydrogen as a source of energy has a high potential for a successful energy and transport turnaround. The basis for the success of these approaches are holistic, coordinated mobility concepts and implementation strategies.