Smart Mobility: Backbone for Smart and Urban Cities

entering in a new age in transportation: the age of smart mobility. The emergence of on-demand ride services, real-time ridesharing services, car-sharing programs, and bike-sharing programs are modifying the way in which people commute.

Components of Smart Mobility Ecosystems 1. Ridesharing (or carpooling)

This model exploits the abundant still underused resources: empty car seats. This mode does not include any new vehicles to the ecosystem. Due to this reason, it could aid in cutting down the traffic congestion that grips the majority of the cities today. Unfortunately, carpooling has witnessed an overall decline over the years.

The concept of ridesharing is revolutionizing the way in which empty passenger seats in vehicles are occupied. These empty seats in cars show a massive source of waste in our transportation framework. Though, it also offers a massive possibility for enhancements. Technological advancements are already ready to enhance the experiences of customers.
2. Bicycle Commuting

This model has gained high popularity in the last few years, especially in Europe and in cities with comparatively flat terrain, large miles bike lanes, and other cycling frameworks. In order to commute some miles or less, biking is regarded as the quickest mode to reach the destination.

The major obstacle to high bike commuting in major cities is road safety. However, few European cities have managed this issue in unique manners. For example, in Copenhagen, biker safety has improved considerably due to enhancements in the biking framework like reliable bicycle traffic lights, broader bike lanes in congested regions, and an exhaustive regional bike planning method that connects the complete network of bike lanes together across the cities.