While urbanization presents a list of benefits for people such as living in close proximity to
work, accessibility of various services, and time saved commuting; it also offers more and
more challenges. These issues are pollution, congestion, stressful and unpredictable
environments, and lack of service in various areas. Digitalization to transportation mobility
helps balance some of these adverse effects because it enables increased efficiency, safety,
lowered costs, and better accessibility on the roads.
With modern road monitoring systems, we have the opportunity to avoid traffic accidents,
system failures, and vehicle malfunctions. We can also schedule maintenance and process
data in real-time, which enable more profound understanding and better problem-solving
In-built sensors can support drivers to ensure they stay awake, fully engaged on the roads and
make the correct decisions in various situations such as speeding, taking over another car or
staying on the road for a more extended period of time.
Reduction of traffic:
By introducing a city-wide camera and sensor systems, we can monitor the roads and adjust
the traffic as needed due to accidents, traffic jams, and peak times. Also, by introducing shared
mobility solutions such as ride-sharing, ride-hailing, and micro-mobility vehicles, a substantial
percentage of single drivers can be removed from the roads or at least utilized much more
efficiently. Modern mobility solutions free up roads and reduce traffic but also support the
mental well-being of travelers because they can socialize, study, or rest while they are on the
Micromobility enables easy and cost-effective first and last-mile transportation solutions and
helps transportation from remote or more impoverished areas to connect with urban areas
without owning a car.
Different countries are taking various steps toward a digitalized transportation. At this stage,
there is no discussion about a standardized, borderless solution. However, the future certainly
will be based on digital innovations, the use of technology, IoT, big data, and monitored
systems. Collecting and processing data will support urban developments with a more
healthy, clean, and conscious approach.