Smart mobility systems and services have the potential to contribute to the decarbonisation of the European transport sector. Changes in transport behaviour and lifestyles such as the use of smart phones, mobile web applications and social media together with the trend to use rather than own a particular transport modehas opened up new pathways to sustainable mobility.
A critical link exists between new technologies, services and transport decarbonisation. However, policy and innovation efforts have focused on small changes to improve car technology rather than on integrated transport and mobility strategies. Breaking this path-dependency remains a key innovation challenge.
Future transport and mobility services will need to be part of smart and sustainable city strategies to improve urban resource efficiency, decarbonisation and ensure an integrated transport system.
The Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda (STRIA) Roadmap for Smart Mobility and Services aims to assess emerging new technologies such as multi-modal, electric and autonomous vehicles, drone technology and on-demand mobility services. It will establish and assess the impacts of such technologies on transport and mobility systems and services.