Anyone who thought of the year 2020 20 years ago probably had in mind, autonomous cars that would be romping all around on the streets. Today’s reality, however, teaches us otherwise and proves that the situation is much better: Although we are continuously on the right track, there is still no question of autonomous vehicles dominating the road traffic.
The abbreviation AST in German means “Anruf-Sammel-Taxi”, in English “call-collective-taxi” and ALT means “Anruf-Linien-Taxi” – call-line-taxi. Both are demand-oriented special forms of public transport in urban, local or even regional traffic. With a small number of passengers, a large bus in regular service is uneconomical. That’s why there are the AST and ALT services – they are only in operation there is need and demand – “on-demand” in a manner of speaking.
In times of Netflix, Spotify and Co. almost everything is shared instead of owned. It’s not surprising that this trend is not only changing our consumer behaviour but can also influence our mobility habits. Current developments show that, despite the possibility of accompanied driving from the age of 17, young people get their driving license later: In 2012, 4.6 million car driving licences were still being issued, compared with over ten percent fewer in 2017.
We are starting this year as we finished the last one: with a special focus on sustainability.
And this can best be achieved together. So at the beginning of the year and as a reminder for all of us, we have put together a few proven tips for more sustainability.
The internet has created a digital space of almost unlimited possibilities. Needless to say that this space and all its output should be accessible to everyone, right?
On the last metres 2019 spoils us once again with a very special sense of achievement! With ioki Hamburg, yesterday we officially won the German Mobility Award given by the Federal Initiative “Land der Ideen” and the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).
Next stop: Future. Under this premise, the “Stadt in Bewegung” initiative, which is broadly based with Signify, Cisco Meraki, DB Regio Bus, ioki, Cleverciti and avodaq, is working on tailor-made solutions for tomorrow’s cities and municipalities.
What will mobility look like in the future? What can demand responsive transport do for cities and rural areas? What insights can be derived from a data-based mobility analysis?
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Changes often fail because of a fundamental question: Where do I start? The turnaround in mobility is also currently facing precisely this challenge. The question “When does which solution make sense where?” marks inevitably the beginning of every change process, but unfortunately it is also a direct deterrent due to its complexity.
“To receive more by sharing than to give” – Not only with this motto the current campaign “Das ist grün” of Deutsche Bahn hits the nerve of the time. But what does this slogan actually mean? How can a general added value be created through individual renunciation? And is all this really a real deprivation or is it not the exact opposite?
The last quarter of the year has begun and we are already approaching the end of 2019 in large steps. Time for us to take a look into the future. How will mobility change in the near future? What trends will we experience? And what measures can we derive from this today?
ioki has already achieved a number of milestones in the field of autonomous driving, from test operations on closed terrain to linking an On-Demand-Booking-System with autonomous driving vehicles. In March 2021, the “Law on Autonomous Driving” was presented in the Bundestag, which clearly shows: The topic is gaining more weight not only among mobility designers, but also at the political level. In the bill presented, legal framework conditions were defined for fully automated driving in certain operating areas. In addition, further investments are to be made in research and development in the field to make the mobility of the future safer, more environmentally friendly and, above all, user centered. “Germany will be the first country in the world to bring autonomous vehicles out of the research labs and onto the road,” says Federal Minister Andreas Scheuer – ioki has already been working on this for several years and shows itself to be an innovator making progress here.