Why regular public transportation will not be sufficient on its own in the future?


In the past couple of years, the transportation industry went through significant changes. With the appearance of electric and micro-mobility vehicles, not only how people travel was affected but also the data collection and access to automated solutions appeared.


Connectedness

Today people want the most convenient transportation solution that is possible. It isn’t just about traveling from A to B but also that passengers are able to manage their journey from the comfort of their home or office. For example, trying to hail a taxi in the rain on the street on a Monday morning would be a stressful and time-consuming situation. Now they can see in their app what cars are available in the neighborhood, how much they have to wait, and if paying a higher fee facilitates an earlier pickup. They can also decide what type of car they want to travel in; a regular taxi, a comfortable city car, or a high-end experience.


Access to public transportation

Most public transportation lines are built with a focus on urban areas. If the passenger lives outside of this network, they most likely have to find an alternative travel solution to get to these transportation hubs. In the old days, the only solution was to drive a car and hopefully find a parking space close to the public transport stations. However, parking for a full day can be a costly experience, and some parking spaces fill up fast in the morning. This can be another stressful experience when running late for work and still trying to park the car somewhere. Secondly, people without cars had limited access to the urban areas hence having less opportunity for finding a job or getting an education. Today, people can access the urban transportation hubs with micro-mobility solutions without owning or driving a car. Parking with e-scooters and bikes is much easier than with cars, not to talk about saving money parking fees. This is an excellent solution for passengers and the cities because they can allocate less space for parking lots, reduce congestion, traffic accidents and increase the predictability of the travel flow, especially in rush hours.


Sustainability

Today’s consumers are more conscious of the environment. If they have the opportunity, they choose solutions – not only for transportation but other areas in their lives as well – that helps to reduce pollution. A greener and healthier future is in everybody’s best interest, and electric vehicles help to achieve just that.