The rise of technology is rapidly transforming urban mobility

We hear about shared mobility and automated vehicles in the media daily. These technologies will revolutionize how we move around our city.

How will smart cities of the future deploy and support an ecosystem of advanced technologies to meet policy objectives and create truly great streets for all?
Smart cities must evolve and use a platform for transportation innovation that focuses on three core services:

1. DATA
Data as a Service is the rapid exchange of real-time condition and service information between customers, service providers, government and the supporting infrastructure to optimize safety, efficiency and the transportation experience.

2. MOBILITY
Mobility as a Service centers on the customer. It provides a suite of transportation mode options through a single platform and payment system to simplify access to mobility choices.

3. SMART INFRASTRUCTURE
Infrastructure as a Service is the idea that the use and access of public infrastructure should be subject to pay-as-you-go user fees that more closely align the costs associated with providing the infrastructure itself to how the infrastructure is being used.

This transportation technology strategy proposes several policy considerations, near-term actions and pilot projects for smart cities to consider as it prepares for better urban mobility in the future.

Urban mobility in a digital age is changing our way we look at transportation, so smart cities need to do the following: build a solid data foundation, leverage technology and design for a better transportation experience, create partnerships for more shared services, establish feedback loops for service and infrastructure, and prepare for an automated future.

With the platform from Parksen these strategies will be in place, and drivers and smart self-driving cars can use the smart infrastructure to get to a unoccupied parking spot fast and easy, without losing valuable time, fuel and at the same time save on the costs of fuel and reduce their CO2 footprint.

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