Sustainable urban mobility, for now and the future
FIMOTIONS was founded in 2013 with a mission, triggered by climate change that threatens our planet. We believe that we should take immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to save our planet. Since our expertise lies in developing innovative sustainable mobility solutions, we want to help policy-makers and, together with them, realise a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the mobility sector.
Fimotions aspires to be an important partner for policy-makers who are working to bring positive change to the world by continuously creating a planet-friendly mobility system.
Why sustainable urban mobility?
Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and this figure is expected to reach 75% by 2050. Cities are becoming more and more important in our society. At the same time, cities are becoming increasingly complex.
Rapid urbanisation is one of the most pressing global issues, and this creates challenges for the mobility sector. How can we accommodate the mobility needs of urban dwellers and minimise the negative impacts of mobility on our planet?
Sustainable mobility also means providing a mobility system for everyone, regardless of their wealth, education, or whether they have private vehicles or not. These days, this is known as a “people-centered” philosophy. Sustainable mobility does not mean that we have to rule out private vehicles. It’s an integrated system that works sustainably – and all modes count!
Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Population Division
Now and the Future
In the late 20th century, when we discussed mobility, we mainly talked about the volume of mobility demand and how to accommodate this in terms of transport modes and infrastructure. Nowadays, our mobility system is dealing with completely different things. Think of, among other things, big data, shared mobility, Mobility as a Service (MaaS), and app-based on-demand transport.
What do these things have in common? Technology!
Technology has been advancing mobility rapidly, and the pace of the advances will only increase. In the near future, self-driving vehicles will fill the roads, car-sharing will be much easier for everybody, everything will be more connected than ever before, and the line between private and public transport will become blurred. This is the world we are looking at.
As sustainable mobility experts, we realise that this new world will create new challenges for sustainable mobility. We need to continuously shift our paradigm to keep up with this changing world.
We will embrace this, together with you. For now and for the future, for us and for the generations to come.