What does the future hold for cities in the world? Movies, books, games, and others have predicted it. But how does smart mobility have a hand in this? Well, first let us define what smart mobility means. Smart mobility is simply an intelligent transport and mobility network that includes alternative modes of transport such as scooters and ride-share programs. It will create a more sustainable environment that is friendly with socially viable transportation modes.
Smart mobility, also known as urban mobility, is described as the heart of modern cities. It plays a crucial role in building sustainable and smart infrastructure.
The future of mobility will be multi-modal, and its importance is predicted to rise in the future. There will be a significant rise in benefits through improved usage, accuracy, and functionality. Increased ridership and shorter travel times are also among those beneficiaries.
Why Do We Need It?
In a recent report, smart mobility and mobile mapping expert Cyclomedia, described how smart mobility will impact transport and infrastructure in future.
In the report Cyclomedia outlines how using 360-degree panoramic images, combined with LiDAR and point clouds can help cities to understand and map their infrastructure. Ultimately creating an inventory of all their transport and infrastructure assets much quicker and more accurately. Having this level of data will help cities analyse the effects of seemingly insignificant changes to transport systems, allowing them to efficiently improve the city’s infrastructure.
The most obvious reason for data-driven mobility planning is that it reduces road accidents and fatalities. It is estimated that traffic accidents cause around 3300 deaths per day. Smart mobility data and software tools can help detect possible accident zones and will work towards preventing them.
The Impact of Smart mobility In Smart Cities
One of the impacts of smart mobility data will be seen on what kind of government will exist in the future. Smart governance is the use of technology to further one’s planning and decision-making. There will be open transparency on information and communication between the government and its citizens effectively. It will also facilitate the decision-making and planning the government does towards building a democratic state or country.
“…..they become efficient and effective enterprises, responsive and resilient, with the ability to predict trends and plan for the future.” – Jen Hawes Hewitt, Global Cities Lead, Accenture
What country doesn’t want a developed economic system? Even the developed countries work with that state of mind. Experts call the current economic state the fourth revolution. This revolution makes its basis on a sustainable economic foundation that allows them to grow.
They will replace the previous economic models which look irrelevant nowadays. Studies show that the more they are inclined towards a smart city building, the higher probability the economy will rise along with it. To do all this the basement needs to have a proper footing. Once they do that and are inclined towards smart cities, it will attract more businesses that will instantly skyrocket the economic growth.
One of the high priorities among many cities would be infrastructure such as electricity, telecommunications, water, sewerage, and roads. This would serve as one of the pillars in building smart cities. Infrastructure is a particular problem for businesses and citizens in cities just beginning their smart journey transformation.
It is believed that a smart infrastructure will support the city’s commercial activities whether it is in domestic or global markets. Many are shifting towards that and even willing to pay to improve their basic infrastructure into a smart infrastructure.
“The implementation of smart solutions will ensure that the optimization of the investments made will have an enduring impact on the health, safety, and economic development of communities around the world.” – Anthony S. Bartolomeo, President, and CEO, Pennon
One of the headaches of current governments is environmental and urban changes. The challenge is more seen in emerging-market cities as they encounter problems such as pollution, sewage disposal, cleanliness, and more. Citizens residing in these places ask for additional investments in smart environmental technologies. They are even willing to pay for an improved environment. It will also create a safe environment.
Safe and clean: A safe environment is a big benefit. Fatalities and injuries are certain to reduce drastically. There will be zero or very low emissions delivering a drastic reduction in a city’s carbon footprint.
Smart navigation enables users to have a safe and fastest route navigation. It will reduce the difficulties that the increasing population puts on urbanization and topography complexity.
Cost-effective: it will make better use of the available resources. There will be lower energy consumption, decreased use of resources, and cheaper public transits, especially with private vehicle ownership.
Reducing congestion and citizen frustration, optimizing parking spaces and improving the transportation system are some of the benefits it will deliver to smart cities.
To read Cyclomedia’s full report on how smart mobility will impact cities visit www.cyclomedia.com