Urbanisation’s upward swing has only become more aggressive over the past few years. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs says two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in urban areas by 2050. Smart city solutions can mitigate transport emissions and help achieve carbon emission reduction goals. Smart mobility, in turn, harnesses technology to manage multiple mediums of transport in more efficient, resilient, and sustainable ways. It uses available capacity, maintains continuous mobility services despite disruptions while selecting green options.
If properly implemented, smart mobility could save 64% of anticipated transport-related energy demand, and reduce 37% of carbon emissions by 2030. Smart mobility solutions use technologies to make sense of big data and aid in efficient decision-making at both policy making and consumer level. For instance, an IoT-based dashboard app in a driver’s smartphone can communicate with EVs’ sensors – roadside monitoring devices – to render a detailed report of the route including stops, detours, traffic, accidents, charging points, etc. Consequently, transport management becomes optimal for law enforcement and other presiding agencies. To narrow it down, environmental data-driven intelligence improves strategic decision-making for all the stakeholders in the mobility industry, from automotive manufacturers to drivers. Let’s look at this correlation with examples.
Smart Mobility Autonomous Mobility
Autonomous driving technology aims to minimise human negligence and errors for safer commutes. Environmental intelligence can help Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to prevent accidents. Smart sensors can better predict weather conditions and visibility rates, increasing the scope of a fleet of Autonomous Vehicles (AV), especially for first- and last-mile commute and public transportation.
Smart Mobility and Connectivity
Vehicles exchange data with peers and a central hub through cellular, WiFi, and satellite communications is now being explored through smartphone apps. This collation of information can greatly ease insurance, enhance driver safety, manage fleets, etc. A comprehensive platform for an interconnected network of vehicles can help drivers and businesses monitor, track, re-program, and diagnose vehicle issues with constant weather alerts. With IoT-based technologies, ambient air quality monitoring systems can self-diagnose vehicles, schedule emissions tests, and regulate metrics for optimal performance.
Smart Mobility as a Service
Integrating several types of transportation into a single Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) offers a single application to adopt and maintain a user-centric approach. Customers can use one platform to track, control and regulate their mobility options. The comprehensive platform can help users select from customisation, ticketing, and payment operations. Environmental intelligence allows more convenience and efficient planning before commutes. MaaS providers can partner with environmental data providers such as Ambee to create new business models to operate various transport options.
Smart Mobility for Smart Infrastructure
Infrastructure is the nerve centre of any city. Add smart to the mix and there’s a heavy reliance on technology. Here, environmental intelligence expands its reach from actual mobility to transcend to smart roads, automated parking, and information sharing. Advanced sensors can help make data-driven decisions. Whether it’s construction schedules, efficient planning, fund allocation, location identification, etc. Efficient mobility can drive efficiency in all areas.
Source: Express Drives