The ambitious goals of climate protection and energy and resource efficiency as well as the tremendous changes in society and economy require restless innovation and progress in the transportation systems. The modal transport sectors are continuously advancing their research agendas to meet these challenges. Nevertheless, these efforts remain fragmented within the modal silos. In order to reach the European goals towards sustainability and efficiency and to meet the transport and mobility needs of all European citizens, a truly integrated and seamless transport system for people and freight must be developed and implemented, and the full potential of transformative technologies has to be exploited. This can only be achieved if user-centeredness, cross-modality and technology transfer become a focus of efforts of all stakeholders in transport.
The project is working on delivering a vision for the European transport system in 2030 and an Action Plan including a Roadmap to implement that vision. Recommendations for tangible measures in research, innovation and implementation targeted towards various stakeholder groups are being derived.
Mobility4EU aims to:
- Identify and assess societal challenges that will influence future transport demand and supply;
- Establish a future vision of a transport system in 2030 that reflects the various societal drivers;
- Develop an Action Plan including a Roadmap for the implementation of that vision taking into account user needs, new mobility concepts, the implication of these new concepts on policy, new business models, and promoting consensus building around new solutions and good practices;
- Recommend tangible measures in research, innovation and implementation for meeting the respective targets and challenges;
- Sustain the work of the project beyond its duration in the form of a new European Transport and Mobility Forum.
To achieve these objectives, Mobility4EU sets a participatory framework involving all relevant actors from inside and outside the transport sector, covering all transport modes.
MOBILITY4EU is expected to deliver the following outcomes:
Vision and Action Plan
MOBILITY4EU delivers a comprehensive Vision of the transport and mobility system in Europe in 2030 as a panorama visualizing the outcome of the project thus far.
- INTERACTION BETWEEN SOCIETAL TRENDS, MOBILITY TRENDS, AND FUTURE SOCIETAL REQUIREMENTS ON TRANSPORT;
- NEW MOBILITY CONCEPTS FOR TRANSPORT EFFICIENCY;
- IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICIES, REGULATIONS, STANDARDS, FORMS OF GOVERNANCE;
- MARKET OPPORTUNITIES ALONGSIDE THE INNOVATION CHAIN.
The final action plan will recommend what needs to be done in research, innovation, and implementation both in technical and non-technical domains in order to achieve the vision. The action plan will focus on links between modes, opportunities for collaboration and knowledge transfer. It will furthermore emphasize strategies that will enable the development of a user-centered transport system. Moreover, it will promote consensus building and dissemination of good practices.
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The European Transport and Mobility Forum will be an alliance that helps identifying, designing and implementing novel ideas and innovation in synergetic ways and in participatory processes. It will also deliver recommendations and initiates activities to support the implementation of such disruptive solutions. The Forum will aim at:
- establishing cross-modal links between different transport modes for passengers and freight;
- integrating user perspectives into the network and into all transport aspects;
- involving stakeholders beyond transport.
Creating a “human centered transport” requires bringing together all relevant stakeholders of passengers and freight transport, of the smart systems industry and of other fields (as e.g. energy, data, and services). Through the participatory framework involving all relevant actors, the Forum helps collaboration on cross-modal and user-centered transport, learning to address common challenges forward future mobility concepts, following up the Action Plan developed within the project.
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Story mapping process
A powerful visualisation technique of story mapping, facilitating discussion during participatory workshops and the information sharing through a graphic visualisation.
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A stepwise and scientifically sound approach to consult a broad stakeholder community representing the main societal actors: the Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis (MAMCA).
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The draft of this Action Plan is currently put into a broad stakeholder consultation. This consultation comprises several activities with the objective to address different interest groups: representatives from the ETPs, transport users, mobility policy makers and providers of mobility services as well as producers of the required vehicles and infrastructure.