Mobility is in transition. The combined development of different emerging technologies (e.g. smart sensors, blockchain, artificial intelligence) boost innovations in Smart Mobility. The increasing pressure on achieving societal goals within the transport sector (e.g. decarbonisation, improving traffic safety, reducing congestion) will be another driver for the developments in Smart Mobility.
There are, however, still many challenges to implement Smart Mobility applications in a way that maximises the benefits for Europe and at the same time minimises any negative impacts. Lack of harmonisation in national legislation and lack of social acceptance are just two examples of issues that may hamper their large-scale deployment.
The study requested by the European Parliament provides an overview of the most relevant Smart Mobility applications and their underlying emerging technologies for all transport modes (i.e. road, rail, shipping and aviation) for the period up to 2030. Their impacts on the transport system and society are assessed. Additionally, the main challenges for their development and deployment are identified, and actions that could be taken to address these challenges are discussed.
Among the most promising applications, Connected Cooperative Automated Mobility (CCAM) is included, comprising different levels of assisted and automated driving. It ranges from driver assisting features like automated cruise control to fully automated vehicles.
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