Technology companies like Google and Apple are joining the race in creating the mobility of the future. Transportation trends are dramatically changing, and new generations also look at car ownership and transportation differently. Younger people are less interested in owning a car and rather keen on viewing transportation as a transit ecosystem where they can get from one location to the other with the most convenience and speed and at the lowest cost.
The Use of Big Data:
Data is generated by vehicles, pedestrians, traffic lights, cameras, and other aspects of city traffic. This data helps to make traffic and transportation safer and more efficient.
Furthermore, with the introduction of various mobile applications connected to car-sharing and car-hailing services, data collection becomes not only possible but also easy and convenient. How data is collected, monitored, and analyzed is the key to improving future user experience and further developing the offerings on the transportation market.
Digital revolution, the use of big data, and innovative mobility tools enable the appearance of Smart Cities with high-performance mobility systems.
Car Sharing & Ride-Hailing:
Apart from the convenience that the customers enjoy, car-sharing services such as Turo, Maven, Zipcar, Sixt, and ride-hailing like Uber, Lyft, Didi, and Curb actually complement the public transport system (serving different types of trips compared to public transport.)
It is already apparent that automakers are partnering up with mobility companies to appeal to a broader demographic and cater to new needs in the mobility market. This type of cooperation ensures a higher level of accessibility and connectedness, especially at last-mile destinations.
With driverless cars, it is possible to reduce harmful emissions by up to 60%. In the future, instead of creating roads and cities for cars, we will be able to reverse this approach and provide more living space for people. With driverless cars, we will need less space on the roads, and there will be fewer traffic jams because traffic will be better planned and controlled.
Mobile Business Opportunity:
Commuting to the workplace will be optimized by enabling people to work during their trips. Going one step further, driverless trucks, vans, and buses will offer an excellent opportunity to have showrooms, office space, and other creative use on the go.
The future of mobility is bright; with the combined use of data and technology, we will create a much friendlier, healthier, and more efficient living space for humanity.