Citizens in Motion – who’s driving the future of city mobility?
Even with greater choice of transport modes in many cities, including innovative private sector offers, demographic changes and evolving economic pressures mean this incremental progress may not be enough.
The connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) revolution presents an opportunity for a fundamental shift in city mobility that can deliver improved quality of life and enhanced prosperity. Net reductions in vehicles on the road, electrification and redevelopment of car parks are just some of the CAV-related opportunities that could improve mobility, deliver better air quality, create a more sustainable and equitable metropolis and more.
Yet as with all tech-revolutions; the how, when, where and why of implementation will vary around the world. Every city is at a different point in its mobility journey, driven by its own paradigm, and with the supremacy of the citizen at its heart.
Cities must take advantage of CAV, but equally CAV must be shaped to the needs of cities and citizens, and not the other way round.
Optimising the implementation of CAV will ensure the delivery of city mobility objectives, enhance the citizen-experience, and create a more productive and prosperous future for all.