Human factors of digitalized mobility forms and services

Alexandra Millonig, Sonja Haustein*

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Abstract

In the light of pressing challenges like climate change, urban congestion, air and noise pollution and traffic safety there are numerous efforts aiming at reducing car traffic and shifting road users to more sustainable forms of mobility. In this respect, digitalization and technology developments offer new opportunities to support this development. The envisioned solutions range from increasing the energy efficiency of vehicles as well as their usage through pooling and sharing options, the introduction of a growing variety of micro vehicles for bridging last mile gaps (e.g. electric scooters, monowheels), or multimodal information and ticketing services to encourage changing monomodal car use. These solutions are based on a high-tech vision of future mobility composed of highly efficient automated vehicles of different shapes and sizes running on green and renewable energy, where people take responsibility and informed transport decisions resulting in a sustainable and just modal split, and where all road users share public space equitably and in harmony. Needless to say, that in this vision every individual is provided with at least the same or even higher “anywhere, anytime” transport guarantee as well as more personal comfort, all at a reasonable price.

Original languageEnglish
Article number46
JournalEuropean Transport Research Review
Volume12
Issue number1
Number of pages4
ISSN1867-0717
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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