Explore the latest technology trends around sustainable and smart mobility

Stay informed and expand your expertise with our curated articles by urban mobility experts. Dive into the latest sustainable mobility trends that shape future urban transport and infrastructure.
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Physical Internet: a last-mile deliveries model to free cities from traffic
The Physical Internet is an open global logistic system which aims to improve the efficiency of freight transport by replicating the efficient handling of data packets in the digital internet.
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Trends and challenges shaping European shared mobility
In the dynamic landscape of shared mobility, as revealed by the European Shared Mobility Index by
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How can we make electric mobility more sustainable? Four circular business model
The electric mobility revolution needs its own ‘fuel’ – millions of batteries made up of tonnes of scarce raw materials.
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Accelerating the digital transformation of European transport: Towards a common
A deep dive into the common European mobility data space (EMDS) and strategic insights for the sustainable and smart mobility era – from concept to reality.
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Electric mobility transition project in the Arab Region: are citizens ready to s
Electric mobility has the potential to contribute significantly to sustainable development in the Arab region.
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Your blueprint for a greener mobility is here: Discover +130 innovations to make
In the race to meet 2030 emission reduction goals, urban mobility innovation has emerged as the cornerstone.
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Advancing Public-area Mobile Robots: A Municipal Guidebook
The capability and reach of autonomous mobile robots are expanding rapidly, venturing beyond industrial settings like factories, farms and warehouses into the public domain—sidewalks, university c
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The evolution of Shared Mobility trends in Europe | European Shared Mobility Ind
The start of 2023 brought challenges and shifts to Europe's shared mobility market.
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“Please mind the gap!”: A comparison of European and American rider experiences
Riders on public transport want the same thing no matter where in the world they are; a reliable, seamless and efficient service that is affordable, accessible and safe for all.
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Can daily travel make us happy? The contribution of undirected trips to well-bei
Undirected trips have no specific goal or endpoint - the journey itself is the destination.
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New Streets Concepts: Experimenting from Parklet to Miniblock | Keynote by Ana R
It is said that in times of crisis, there is an opportunity to reinvent, to become more creative and more resilient.
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Electric Shockwaves and Autonomous Waves: Major innovation challenges in Europe?
The recent IAA event held in Munich laid bare the impending challenge for German companies as it showcased the surge of new electric car manufacturers. In stark contrast to domestic automakers with
Image for Did you know maps could do this? How mobile mapping impacts your life | Keynote
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Did you know maps could do this? How mobile mapping impacts your life | Keynote
How many times do you open your maps app on your phone or computer? Daily? Weekly? Let’s explore how mobile mapping and street view data affect your life in ways you couldn’t imagine!
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A market review on Urban Air Mobility: challenges, opportunities, and the path a
The concept of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) has taken flight in recent years, promising a revolution in urban transportation.
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Helsinki's Vision 2030 or how to imagine a future yet to arrive | Keynote by Lak
The city of Helsinki has set a bold goal for itself - to incorporate Urban Air Mobility (UAM) into its infrastructure by 2030. But how do you create a future that has yet to arrive?
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Sidewalks alone don't make happy pedestrians | Keynote by Thomas Hug
Whether a car driver or a cycling enthusiast, we all inevitably walk on foot.
Image for Transforming wind turbine waste into sustainable urban solutions | Keynote by Ze
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Transforming wind turbine waste into sustainable urban solutions | Keynote by Ze
Tackling the escalating wind turbine waste crisis is crucial for a sustainable future.
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Mobile charging robots complementing EV infrastructure ramp-up | Keynote by Achi
The market ramp-up of electric mobility depends on the establishment of a comprehensive charging infrastructure.
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(Re)-connecting cities: mobility, people, and places | Mobility Talks
Transitioning to smart and low carbon mobility requires a shift in mode use within our cities.
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Automated driving: would you like regulations with that? | Keynote by Bern Grush
We talk often about automated driving technology, but too seldom about its governance and regulation.
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Smart urban infrastructure: transforming public spaces and transport for sustain
The quality of urban elements greatly influences the overall life quality and well-being of city dwellers.
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Mode-oriented street design: shifting perspectives in urban planning | Keynote b
It is already 6 years ago, I relocated from Canada to the Netherlands to pursue my PhD, and during that time, I had the opportunity to examine Dutch street design from a North American perspective
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What are the current Shared Mobility trends? | European Shared Mobility Index
The start of 2023 has brought challenges and changes to the shared mobility market in Europe.
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Can the European Mobility Data Space make it easier to travel? | Mobility Talks
The digital and green transformation of Europe's transport sector requires smart sharing of mobility data.
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Unlocking sustainable urban transformation: discover the Nordic approach
As climate change accelerates and urbanisation continues to reshape our cities, finding innovative solutions to address these challenges becomes paramount.
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How to overcome regulatory barriers for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) traces its origin back to the 1960s when computer technology and electronic communication systems emerged as critical game changers in transportation.
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Urban delivery solutions: New road vehicles to focus on
One of the latest challenges facing new urban delivery vehicles is the need to balance the demand for faster and more efficient deliveries with the need to reduce emissions and improve air quality
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Closing the autonomous gap: how to lead autonomous driving to success | Keynote
Autonomous driving is the future of mobility. This revolution will affect various industries, including automotive OEMs, suppliers, mobility service providers and public transit operators.
Image for Using data for sustainable urban mobility | Keynote by Alanus von Radecki
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Using data for sustainable urban mobility | Keynote by Alanus von Radecki
Urban data can be put into valuable applications in cities & regions to realise the full sustainable potential of urban mobility.
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Micro-incentives: Can smart pricing be a trigger to accelerate modal shift?
Micro-incentives, which involves the use of smart pricing and other strategies to influence travel behaviour, have the potential to accelerate the modal shift towards more sustainable mobility.
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Urban Freight Logistics: An introduction to new modes of delivery, business mode
Urban freight logistics cover all movements of goods into, out of, through or within urban areas made by light or heavy vehicles, including service transport and demolition traffic, as well as wast
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E-Buses: An introduction to charging types, business models and policy recommend
Traffic and congestion remains an issue in urban areas, as pollutants such as PM2.5, PM10, and nitric oxides that are emitted by road transport have severe impacts on the environment and human heal
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What cyclists need to know about blind spots when sharing the road with heavy ve
The blind spot of heavy trucks is considered dangerous. However, there are some who say that the blind spot no longer exists. We looked into the matter.
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Revolutionising drone services: How 5G technology is paving the way for a new er
As the world continues to digitise and automatise, drones are becoming increasingly important tools for businesses across various industries.
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Data and technology: The challenge of combining big data and people’s needs | Ke
As cities continue to grow and evolve, the use of data and technology has become increasingly important in managing their daily operations.
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Critical enablers to scale Urban Air Mobility
Medical emergencies, parcel deliveries, and passenger transport as we know them could be upended by Urban Air Mobility in the near future.
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A bird's eye view on Urban Air Mobility | Mobility Talks
The role Urban Air Mobility (UAM) will play in European cities’ transport systems is still being defined.
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Mobility Budget: The approach of future corporate mobility? | Keynote by Augusti
War of talents, sustainability goals, and rising costs are just a few reasons why having a holistic view on corporate mobility is becoming increasingly relevant for companies in recent years.
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Green mobility: Let’s put European cities on a Mobility Diet | Keynote by Robert
If we promote green mobility forms such as walking and cycling over cars, our cities can become greener and more attractive to live in. But how do we stop designing cities around cars?
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Walking and cycling data: Practice, challenges, needs and gaps | Keynote by Mari
More and more people are walking and cycling in cities around the world – the trend was there already pre-COVID, but the pandemic boosted both the need for and political focus on walking and cyclin
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Public Mobile Robots on the forerun: Critical standards to preserve quality of s
While public mobile robots (PMRs) are commonly described in terms of last-mile delivery new models which assist humans in public-space maintenance, management and monitoring have entered the scene
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The progress of shared micro mobility across Europe | Keynote by Augustin Friede
Despite controversial discussions and regulations, shared micro mobility with e-bikes, normal bikes, e-scooters or e-mopeds in cities across Europe kept rising over the past year.
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Five ways to replace parking spaces in cities | Keynote by Lior Steinberg
Unlike politics or the economy, urban mobility is discussed rather calmly. In most cases, discussions about micromobility, transit, and self-driving cars don't result in aggression or anger.
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Proximity for all: Implementing inclusive ±15-Minute City concepts
Researchers from Munich shed new light on the accessibility and inclusion debate in urban mobility.
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Leading European mobility labs bringing innovation to life.
Living labs are permanent initiatives offering access to dedicated urban areas to create, test, and adapt new solutions for the benefit of the citizens.
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Demand Responsive Transport: A game-changer for rural and peri-urban communities
Public transport in sparsely populated areas struggles to strike the right balance between minimum occupancy and attractive service level.
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Urban waste collection on the pursuit of zero-emissions: new models to fill the
Focussing too much on the bright side of fancy innovation challenges, may lead to the fact that we miss out some of the important once.
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Intelligent City Performance Platforms: The backbone of smart and liveable citie
Cities are plagued by congestion, high levels of pollution, traffic-related emissions, and inefficient transport.
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Without frustration: How urban access regulations can resolve mobility challenge
Although the variety of Urban Vehicle Access Regulations (UVARs) and objectives pursued has created some uncertainties in the past, the benefits of well-implemented examples have shown that access
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Beyond 15min city-centres: How far is local?
VIDEO Update: If we could plan a city from scratch, proximity and accessibility would be two of the main design principles.
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Decarbonisation of road freight transport: How to accelerate the uptake of zero
Decarbonisation of road freight transport depends not only on the availability of novel vehicle propulsion concepts on the market, but as well on the availability of the required charging and fuell
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Intermodality comfort required: How micro-mobility and public transit can reinfo
As cities invest into their public transport systems, a fundamental question arises: how can they connect travellers to their destinations using a limited number of stations?
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HOPU joins forces with Libelium
More than 700 devices deployed in more than 100 cities have convinced Libelium to join forces with HOPU.
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Mobility Talks: Multimodal digital mobility services
The 14th edition of the 'Mobility Talks' on 07 July (15:30-17:00 CET) focussed on the building blocks for the development and deployment of multimodal digital mobility services, such as M
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Towards cleaner and more energy-efficient mobility
As the EU takes further measures in its aspiration to reach climate neutrality, the role of cities and urban environments grows increasingly evident.
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The European AI market: towards ethical leadership
Artificial Intelligence has been coming on strong in Europe – despite remaining market-entry burdens, many high-quality solutions have been developed in Europe to support use cases in the urban mob
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Building the future of mobility. +110 selected innovations ready to make a diffe
Reaching our collective 2030 emission reduction targets requires accelerated innovation to shift towards sustainable urban mobility.
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Meeting Green Deal goals in sustainable urban mobility pays off, and a lot
The most cost-efficient investments for small, medium, and large European cities to reduce transport emissions of 55% by 2030 and 90% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels.
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What solutions can improve micromobility end user adoption?
After having explored the trends and challenges
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Towards more integrated and safer micromobility adoption: what data says
Strengthening public private collaboration is key to improve attractiveness and safety of micromobility services in European cities.
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Does the pandemic bring something positive after all? | Keynote by Lennert Verhu
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on our lives, but it also changed our cities.