Keeping up with citizens’ growing demand for mobility and urban logistics services
The demand for mobility and logistics services has evolved with digitalisation. While the number of people making use of them is growing, there is also an additional demand for sustainability and decarbonisation to be at the core of the service offered. These factors are key for the acceptance, usage and necessary investments.
Providing the necessary (digital) infrastructure and taking data governance seriously
Meeting the rising demand for services, through the provision of infrastructure (both digital & physical) and developing new technologies are key to organisations remaining competitive. Delivering smart infrastructure as well as developing supporting data governance regulation is essential. This task should not be left to global technology companies alone, governmental companies and organisations have to be in charge of the infrastructure and “digital mobility split” of their citizens.
Accelerating logistics and mobility valleys
Governments have demonstrated that you can facilitate and cultivate technological development by providing specialist hub-locations in which innovations can be developed. Both Frankfurt and Dubai have become transportation and knowledge hubs. They are locations which provide an innovation-friendly environment, where the development of inventions and solutions is supported and promoted. And they now both host editions of Hypermotion.
Vienna: one of Europe’s shining lights for new mobility
Vienna has been making strategic decisions for the past 40 years (especially with regards public transportation). The introduction of an annual ticket for users of public transport (priced at just 365 EURO) was a particularly significant initiative. The ticket provides all citizens with access to affordable mobility across all modes of public transport in Vienna. The effectiveness is increased by it being part of a wider strategy that also includes long-term related urban planning etc.
Singapore: a model city
Singapore provides the global benchmark, when it comes to planning and implementing intelligent transportation systems in built-up metropolitan areas. They have a world class airport, arguably the continent’s most efficient harbour and Asia’s ‘smartest’ traffic network. Its leadership is always looking to adopt the next relevant game-changing innovation. The country provides a blueprint for fast emerging economies to follow (especially in the Gulf).
The world is changing fast. We need new mobility and new logistics, we need them now.
In 2015 we predicted the future of mobility and logistics would be digital, connected, integrative and sustainable. Disruptive change was needed. Hence we created Hypermotion, a unique platform for the future orientated mobility and logistics industry. It is more than just an exhibition, more than just a conference, it facilitates detecting solutions, setting trends, defining infrastructure and showcases technology pathways.
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