A revision is planned for the Mobility topic area for autumn 2017. The available measurement parameters will be reviewed and revised. The current indicators do not sufficiently reflect the status of the topic area.
Needs-based mobility is increasingly seen as a crucial aspect of the individual quality of life and economic performance.A country’s economy and population strongly depend on efficient and functioning mobility options. Existing transport networks have to be expanded and continuously maintained to be able to properly meet the ever-growing demand for mobility. ICT can significantly contribute to better utilization rates for infrastructure capacities and better satisfaction of mobility needs through smarter management of mobility as well as an efficient networking of all existing mobility options.
Concerning the current status:
Digital development is changing all aspects of mobility: transport infrastructure and vehicles are becoming smart. Usage behavior is adapting to the technological possibilities. The digitalization of mobility is already well advanced - but progress is still insufficiently represented in figures, although digital mobility on the road has high potential for innovation. A new indicator is intended to provide more clarity here. Rail is also rapidly bidding farewell to the industrial age. To be sustainable rail must be digital in order to survive the intermodal competition for customers. With regard to air, however, usage behavior has still undergone very little digitalization, although the industry is under great pressure to improve efficiency.
“Mobility is being impacted by digitalization across the board. However, the methods in place for measuring the progress of digitalization are insufficient.”