ACEA Contributes 2030 Urban Mobility Challenge

acea“The future will bring a transportation landscape in which private cars, buses, freight, pedestrians, bicycles and rail will be woven into a connected network”

By 2030, most of the world’s population will be concentrated in cities. Assuming this trend continues, by 2050 more than 80% of the world’s population will live in an urban environment, according to ACEA, European Automobile Manufacturers Association. Cities are places of innovation, they drivers of our economy and places where wealth and jobs are generated. At the same time urban areas are characterised by density: of people, activities, interactions and economic, social and cultural functions. Thus, cities are where the opportunities and threats to sustainable development come together. In this context, the three pillars of sustainability (the economy, society and the environment) have all to be treated with equal importance. The future will bring a transportation landscape in which private cars, buses, freight, pedestrians, bicycles and rail will be woven into a connected network; saving time and resources, producing lower emissions and congestion, and promoting efficient land use and improved safety. ‘The 2030 Urban Mobility Challenge: ACEA’s Contribution’ describes transport solutions that will meet future mobility demands. ACEA’s Contribution’ describes transport solutions that will meet future mobility demands and are based on the following six main drivers: 1.Integrated approach for sustainable cities: equal involvement of all stakeholders in order to maximise emission reductions and boost mobility through better regulation. 2. Connectivity revolution: intelligent networking of vehicles, both with each other and with infrastructure, to keep traffic flowing, prevent traffic jams, better manage parking and traffic safety, thereby saving resources and time. 3. New business and mobility models: vehicles as integrated components in the internet of things, collecting and managing information from drivers, occupants, goods, vehicles and other sources, making it possible to provide citizens, companies and transport operators with new services. 4. Better public transport systems: public and private transportation as part of a single connected network that increases efficiency, avoids congestion, lowers emissions and improves safety. Public transport provides fast connections, on demand availability, accessibility and affordability. 5. Optimised urban freight delivery and logistics have adapted to new consumer demands by implementing innovative urban freight distribution systems, e.g. new last mile delivery solutions or real time information systems. 6. Urban Access Restrictions schemes are used as clear, transparent and technologically neutral tools to accomplish specific urban mobility objectives. Non-discriminatory, they perfectly fit in the sustainable urban mobility plans of cities.

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