FREMONT, CA: Sustained by recent advancements in transformative technologies, such as AI, IoT, and fifth-generation wireless communications (5G), the dream of fully-integrated smart mobility appears closer than ever. With everyday services and processes becoming increasingly autonomous, interconnected, and data-driven, it is difficult not to feel a sense of thrill at the idea of an impeccably integrated and smart transport network.
While future smart transportation will positively consist of a collection of exciting forms of mobility―consumers must not deviate from the practical steps. This originates with a primary shift in approach to travel―away from the solitary and towards the shared.
Sharing is Caring:
The initiative of traveling together is nothing new. Due to technological innovations, shared travel is becoming better than ever. An increase of well-funded start-ups has changed the transport market. Commuters want services that are developed and designed around their needs and wants―and they want them right away and expect them to be affordable. For the position of smart mobility to be accelerated, proposals must be in sync with the skyrocketing demands of the customers.
To achieve smarter travel, transport operators can invest in enhanced onboard experiences to resolve the productivity challenges connected with stressful journeys. By developing collective travel experiences, operators produce chances for commuters to save their travel time. Transport planners and providers must work together to connect the current gaps in the network. Breaches in the network can be dynamically filled by data-driven and connected mobility services, a precursor to the goal of seamlessly connected travel experiences.
Finally, operators must look to interlock existing traveling options. If commuters cannot reach precisely to their desired destinations by shared transport, they will turn back to the private vehicles. Local regulators have a key role to play here. Only by the provision of data sharing between all parties in the travel experience, the existing gaps between private and public transportation can be bridged.