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Components of new mobility

Mobility 4.0 – intermodal concepts and flexible mobility solutions

Digitisation and connection of all stakeholders as well as new transport solutions and technologies play a crucial role for tomorrows mobility. It enables a mobility system that can easily be adapted to the users´ needs. To shift from car-oriented transport and to increase the use and combination of different modes of transport, it requires new intermodal concepts which enable seamless mobility. New connection systems between mobility providers based on digital links facilitate intermodal road chains and an increased connection of all means of transport.

Electromobility in the field of intelligent traffic systems (ITS)

Electromobility plays a decisive role for the development towards a noise-neutral and low-emission traffic system. However, electromobility also requires an optimal and efficient integration into the traffic system. The integration of intelligent traffic systems (ITS) into electric vehicles makes it possible to provide drivers with real-time traffic data and data about road conditions or weather, thus optimising driving behaviour. The communication of cars with each other or with other external units also increases driving safety and reduces the number of accidents.

Intelligent transport using SmartData

SmartData enables optimised allocation of available mobility offers and the users’ needs. The compilation of data (e.g. georeferenced data) as well as the appropriate preparation of the information for users and systems present a challenge.

Potential of autonomous vehicles

Connected and autonomous vehicles have the potential to increase traffic safety and efficiency as well as the potential to improve the ecological footprint. They fundamentally alter infrastructure and society. At the moment, national and international test trails are being developed for autonomous driving. Fully autonomous vehicles release the driver from his driving task, offer further possible applications and can revolutionise local public transport. There will be no decrease of mobility but a total change of mobility. It is not a question of rationalising the traditional public transport system.

Alternative drive technologies for emission-free mobility

Both, the development and use of new technical solutions and process optimisation for higher energy savings, are particularly promising. The use of new drive technologies, such as natural gas, electric or hybrid engines, has a particularly high potential because still more than one third of the energy consumption can be attributed to the transport sector.

Mobility in the tension of geographic and demographic change

While urban areas and urban agglomerations are experiencing rising traffic volumes although infrastructure capacities and available space is limited and emissions and noise pollution limits are reached, rural areas struggle with shrinking population. Here again, needs-oriented mobility concepts must be found. A comprehensive mobility, which meets the needs but also the infrastructure, must be ensured. New mobility concepts must be found for this changing situation.

Smart City - Intelligent moving and parking

Vehicles reach their destination faster and more efficiently through intelligent and situational vehicle navigation and routing in urban areas. Autonomous and active parking space detection help the driver achieve his destination directly without causing parking space traffic. This can reduce congestion and emissions.

Neighbourhood approaches for sustainable living and moving

Home as a starting point for many road chains is an important key point for the design of sustainable mobility. The urban infrastructure can be adjusted only slowly to the changing needs of the population – if at all. Neighbourhood approaches allow a more detailed planning of mobility. In this way, resources can be bundled and paths shortened.