Objectives of the Mobility4EU Action Plan
Global socio-economic and environmental megatrends are posing new challenges and demands on mobility in Europe. Novel technologies and services for passenger and freight transport provide opportunities to answer these. In order to provide for a cross-modal transport system that is tailored to the needs of users, user-centric design concepts and a focus on interfaces between modes have to be employed. Collaborations across a diverse stakeholder group from various sectors and perspectives are needed and users have to be directly involved in a bottom-up approach.
The MOBILITY4EU Action Plan has been produced within a bottom-up process involving a broad stakeholder community. It intends to provide recommendations for R&D, deployment, policy and regulatory framework and other implementation related issues from a user-centered and cross-modal perspective. Thus, the Action Plan adds to other existing initiatives by providing recommendations on mainstreaming Universal Design and user-centric design processes, synergies and collaboration potential between modes and the combination of transport of passengers and freight. Furthermore, it emphasizes and supports items from other roadmaps that considerably contribute to the vision for transport that has been built with stakeholders within the project MOBILITY4EU.
The Mobility4EU Action Plan six main action areas
- Low-/zero emission mobility (electrification and hybridization and other alternative fuels)
- Automation and Connected Driving
- Safety and (Cyber) Security in Transport
- Mobility Planning
- Cross-modal/ cross-border transport and Integration of Novel Mobility Services in Public Transport
- Inclusion: Putting the User in the Centre
For each, an individual roadmap has been compiled that details recommendations for research, innovation, and implementation in transport both in technical and non-technical domains for achieving the future transport system envisioned. Proposed actions were categorized into action fields depending on whether they had a technical or societal/user-centric focus or if they principally targeted an improved collaboration of stakeholders from different domains. Actions in the roadmap have been further compiled along the following timeline: short term (2020), mid-term (2025) and long term (2030). Also, the responsible stakeholder groups for the implementation are listed.
After a broad stakeholder consultation, the Action Plan has been finally published in the resources section.
The vision for user-centered and cross-modal transport in Europe in 2030
The Vision 2030 map describes shared values integrated into a single visualisation that includes the global, the rural and the regional view.
User- centric transport system is realised by including users in innovation processes. Universal Design is widespread, from smart urban planning to products and services. Transport and mobility provision is designed to be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people without the need for adaptation or specialised design for a specific group.
Interconnected infrastructures, vehicles and services constitute the Intelligent Transportation System that enables seamless mobility for all passengers and freights. Connections and services provided before and during the journey are reliable and intermodal hubs are well-functioning.
Higher efficiency of energy and resources in the transport of goods and passenger system is incentivised. Reduction of noise and noxious emissions minimise the impact on natural and urban environment. Circular Economy is supported by harmonised policies, regulations and incentives.
Story mapping process
A powerful visualisation technique of story mapping, facilitating discussion during participatory workshops and the information sharing through a graphic visualisation.
A stepwise and scientifically sound approach to consult a broad stakeholder community representing the main societal actors: the Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis (MAMCA).