Due to the inefficient use of resources, traffic congestion in cities is high.
Introduce flexible on-demand automated public transportation services.
What’s the problem you’re trying to solve?
Due to the inefficient use of resources, traffic congestion in cities – for example in Zurich (31% extra travel time in 2016) – is high. Additionally, a large part of the individual traffic is still fossil-fuel based and there is little multimodality in both public transportation and logistics.
What are your goals and milestones?
The group around the bet SmartQuartier pledges that they develop a test field in Zurich by introducing advanced (automated) public and logistics transportation solutions by December 2017, that is based on renewable energy by June 2018, with the final objective to reduce effective road usage by 20% and traffic-based CO2 emissions by 30% in a SmartQuartier by April 2019.
What’s your approach?
Introduce flexible on-demand automated public transportation services. Introduce logistics-mini-hub and energy self-sufficient operations through digital interfaces between energy production infrastructures and mobility systems.
What’s the impact your aiming for?
Automated transportation enables higher traffic throughput, with reduced land-usage and CO2 emissions are reduced through electrification.