Definitions of Mobility Innovations

Intermodal Platforms Provide End-to-end Consumer Interface Systems

Passenger info system

Technology-enabled, data-driven systems share up-to-date information in real time to passengers before, during, and after their travel—and enable ad-hoc travel

Intermodal ticketing

Integrated ticketing across several transport modes. Passengers buy only one ticket valid across the subway, bus, taxi, bike-sharing and other travel options

Intermodal planner

An integrated travel platform that allows passengers to plan their travel in the most efficient way, combining all available modes of transport


The Delivery of Anything as a Service (XaaS)

Logistics services

Innovative freight solution

The ever-increasing volume of parcels demands new innovative solutions Such as delivery drones and hub networks beyond city centers

Cargo pooling

Cargo pooling connects people or companies with a suitable transport company, merging different orders as needed. Cargo pooling reduces logistics costs and increases efficiency by avoiding empty runs

Last-mile innovation

In postal delivery, the last mile is the portion of the shipment when the item reaches the end customer. Much innovation aims to optimize this part of the value chain to minimize congestion and eliminate empty trucks

Mobility services

Car, scooter, and bike sharing

Services allowing users to share different means of transport reduce the number of vehicles in the area while also reducing the costs per driven kilometer for the user

Ride sharing

This powerful tool addresses the problems of congestion, emissions, and dependence on fossil fuels. It fills otherwise empty seats and travel costs among all passengers

On-demand microtransit

Providers such as Uber and Lyft use online platforms to connect passengers with drivers who use personal, noncommercial, vehicles. Microtransit covers private multi-passenger transportation services, such as Chariot and Via, which leave from common pick-up and drop-off points and uses dynamically generated routes


Transport Modes

Autonomics, electrified, and connected (AEC) cars

Autonomous vehicles

A self-driving car, robot car, or driverless car; a vehicle capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input

Electric vehicles

Vehicles run on electric power instead of fossil fuels reduce carbon gas emissions; also referred to e-mobility or electro mobility

Connected vehicles

Vehicles networked or integrated via WLAN to Internet-enabled devices inside and outside the vehicle offer advanced driving assistance systems, greater safety, and more comfort

Public transport

Smart bus/bus rapid transit (BRT)

Intelligent bus transport systems, using elements of autonomous and connected vehicles, are integrated into  overall traffic management solutions. They typically run on reserved lanes.

Rail, metro, and tram

All rail-mounted transport modes run in inner-cities as well as outside urban areas

New transportation concepts

Innovative public transport solutions such as drones or hyperloop combine and leap-frog today’s transportation modes and vehicles

Making Infrastructure Smart

Intelligent road management

These systems control all traffic signals centrally to regulate the flow of traffic. They connects to and communicates with vehicles, allowing real-time regulation of traffic that reduces congestion, pollution, and the number of accidents.

Smart parking

Reporting available parking spaces in real time can be combined with the the capability to reserve and pay for those parking spaces via an app. This system saves time, money, and fuel for the user and reduces traffic and emissions.

E-charging infrastructure

Supplies electric energy to charge electric vehicles. Required to increase the number of EVs on the road