Future of mobility services set out in new report
The UK’s digital revolution in mobility is forcing the creation of new business models, disrupting trends in personal mobility and reshaping global supply chains, a new report claims.
Published by Atos – a French multinational information technology service and consulting company – and launched at an event held at University College London, the Digital Vision for Mobility publication sets out how digital technology has transformed the UK’s transport sector and considers the role of AI, automation and blockchain in determining the mobility solutions of tomorrow for road and rail, broader public transport and logistics.
Contributions from ITS-UK, Google, Siemens, KPMG, Worldline, TfL, MyTaxi and TechUK explain how data is being used as a driver for intelligent infrastructure and how developments like IoT can be strategically deployed to create more reliable services and more convenient access for transport users, including the rail network.
The report also outlines how on our roads, intelligent transport systems, including smart motorways, connected vehicles and intelligent traffic flow management will improve safety and reduce emissions and congestion. Robotics and advances in automated vehicles will further broaden a hybrid mobility mix.
Commenting on the launch of the report, Adrian Gregory, Atos senior executive vice president and CEO, UK & Ireland, said: “More change is now underway across the transport and logistics industry than at any time since the invention of the combustion engine. Vastly increased computing power and hyper-connectivity are helping to transform the operation and maintenance of vehicles and national infrastructure.
“As well as bold new thinking, collaboration between stakeholders and with digital leaders is essential in co-creating integrated, sustainable mobility infrastructures.”