Over the next 10-20 years it is expected that more than 60% of the global population will live in cities. Improving mobility, reducing congestion and cutting pollution present some of the biggest challenges for city administrators. Emerging technology, new urban mobility concepts and smarter infrastructure will help to tackle these challenges, thereby improving daily life for citizens and creating new business opportunities.
New technology such as autonomous and self-driving vehicles, artificial intelligence and connected services will create new forms of personal mobility, ride-sharing platforms, public transport solutions and completely new urban mobility concepts such as urban air transport solutions. How will these new and existing mobility models integrate into cities of the future, and how will city administrators work with mobility providers, technology companies and public transportation operators to integrate their services into the existing infrastructure?
IoT, big data, highly connected vehicles and infrastructure, blockchain technology and EVs are all set to have a huge impact on the movement of people and goods, traffic management, pollution and CO2 levels. They will also enhance innovation and create new business opportunities for existing companies and new start-up app developers in smart cities of the future.