Information makes the world go round
Gone are first five month of 2019 and we have been busy. Many new booklets were published, covering the subject areas of sharing mobility, automated mobility and electromobility.
Sharing is Caring
Sharing Mobility is part of the Sharing Economy movement, which basic values can be subsumed under "using instead of owning". It is the organised use of mobility services or vehicles by several people. Sharing is no stand-alone service: Other technologies and developments such as automated driving, ITS and electromobility are having a strong impact. Urban as well as rural areas can profit from the concept. Sharing Mobility provides the potential to enable flexible and individual mobility especially in low density regions. It offers an alternative to car ownership and replenishes the public transportation. All about Sharing Mobility and how it can contribute to a more social, sustainable and efficent mobility system can be found in our latest publication "Sharing Mobility – Gemeinsam Mobil (DE)“ (Sharing Mobility – together mobile).
Automated mobility is no longer just a Sci-Fi-Dream
The fourth „High-Level Ministerial Dialogue on Connected and Automated Driving“ in November 2018 also dealt with the task to achieve safe and sustainable mobility but with the focus on connected and automated mobility solutions. Numerous high-ranking mobility experts from the EU followed the invitation of the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology and AustriaTech for two labour-intensive days in the Prater in Vienna. Find an outlook into the future and the next steps towards safe and sustainable mobility in the Results Report (EN) of the meeting.
More focussed on developments in Austria is the booklet „Automatisierte Mobilität in Österreich 2018 (DE)“ (Automated Driving in Austria). Automated driving is increasingly being tested in Austria. The Contact Point Automated Mobility at AustriaTech examines and supports tests of automated vehicles. The annual monitoring report summarises developments in Austria as well as international best practice examples. A shortened english version of the booklet will be available in autumn.
Towards a more sustainable mobility
Climate crisis is one of the most important and topical issues worldwide. The decarbonisation of the transport sector plays an eminent role in reaching national as well as international climate targets. In 2018, many countries such as Spain, Sweden and Israel decided to withdraw from cars with combustion engines. The annual highlight report of electromobility (Highlights der Elektromobilität (DE)) summarises the most important developments in the areas of value creation, trends, vehicles, charging infrastructure and regulatory framework conditions relating to electromobility in Austria and internationally. Due to need for a cleaner mobility the number of e-cars on Austria's roads will increase, as will the demand for home charging stations in residential complexes. Forecasts for the increase, variants for retrofitting and which legal adjustments are necessary for this are shown in the current publication „Elektro-Autos zuhause laden (DE)“ (Charging e-cars at home).