Digital technologies offer a great opportunity to reorganise mobility in a new and environmentally sound manner. Collection services, bike and car sharing are already an alternative to private cars in many cases. App-based digital transport schedule information and booking options make it more convenient to use public transport. Sensor technology and artificial intelligence create the conditions for automated and, in future, driverless electric driving.
Transparency is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the transport sector. Firstly, because all users receive digital information via different platforms and direct access to mobility services. Access barriers to public transport and to other environmentally sound alternatives are being lowered. In addition, the data is available in real time and makes it possible to manage transport and services in line with needs.
However, individual digital solutions and platforms of different operators will not inevitably lead to greater sustainability. Rather, municipalities must take on responsibility for digital traffic management at local level. One possibility would be to combine different offers on one platform and coordinate them (for example private transport, public transport and sharing services). However, this will require new infrastructure and the corresponding digital skills at municipal level. The BMU is therefore committed to building up the necessary know-how for a sustainable transformation of the transport sector and is evaluating what financial assistance can be made available for this. The BMU also plans to support living laboratories conducting research aimed at creating the requirements and framework for intelligent environmental and transport policy.