Digitalisation and artificial intelligence play decisive roles in future mobility concepts. They will be the mainstays of the fundamental transformation of our mobility system. Their advancement will be to the benefit of consumers, the environment, infrastructures and the preservation of resources. They will boost the safety, efficiency, sustainability and comfort of mobility. e-mobil BW is involved with various projects and initiatives related to digitalisation.
The developments being made in the digitalisation of mobility are diverse. They are both an opportunity and a challenge to economy and society.
So-called enabling technologies such as connectivity, security, sensory systems, big-data analytics, platforms, edge and cloud computing are blazing the trail for digital transformation. These technologies will change mobility supply, as well as demand, by shaping customer preferences, consumer and user behaviour, and working and living conditions. Whatever characterises society's future mobility will be based on comprehensive smart networking and artificial intelligence. Vehicles will communicate with other cars, other devices, traffic infrastructure and mobility platforms. Advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving are already inching their way into reality. At the same time, data exchange will evolve into a self-controlling system of real-time traffic planning, on-demand availability and demand-driven intermodality combining different modes of transport.
Digital networking can create significant added value to mobility, including intermodal ticketing via mobile phone, automated locating of parking spaces, route planning and enhanced control of traffic flow or locating of charging stations. Data-based mobility concepts will make mobility more personal and more diverse. This will result in new mobility services and business models, such as ride sharing, car sharing or on-demand shuttle services, which will be a benefit for society. The challenges associated with mobility solutions and climate protection are discussed, for example, within the topic 'transport solutions' of the Strategic Dialogue for the Automotive Sector in Baden-Württemberg.
Baden-Württemberg is proactively driving forward the digital mobility transformation. This is also reflected in the state government's digitalisation strategy, digital@BW, where concrete digitalisation activities are listed. The comprehensive package of measures is based on the principles of sustainability, innovative content and demonstrable benefit for society, in order to provide a mobility system preserving resources, the environment and the climate while at the same time increasing traffic safety.
The Ministry of Transport of Baden-Württemberg funds seven digital mobility projects with up 1.3 million euros. These projects are realised as part of the funding scheme for mobility data architecture for innovative applications (MobiArch BW) to develop, for example, solutions to enhance traffic safety on highways or for the IT architecture of bicycle rental systems. All these projects contribute to a connected, digital and smart mobility future and they all support the concept of open data.