Intelligent Transport Systems

Road transport represent sabout 25% of CO2 emission in the EU and the total emissions from the road transport sector is projected to continue to rise significantly to 2050 in a Business As Usual (BAU) scenario[1]. Decarbonising the transport and mobility sector is a pressing challenge for global climate change mitigation. Digitalisation is currently reshaping the mobility sector, particularly in urban areas. Urban mobility is slowly shifting from a car-centic mode to sustainable mobility solutions powered by digital solutions, such as car-sharing, ride-hailing, bicycle-sharing, e-scooters, and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS). The principal prospects for decarbonisation of the sector is to more efficiently utilize the current infrastructure to meet increasing demand, and to reduce the share of unsustainable travel modes. Smart mobility services have the promise to contribute to the needed decarbonisation of the transport sector and might also help address persistent problems of congestion and accessibility.

 

[1] https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetailDoc&id=34596&no=1

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