Megatrend Mixed Mobility: What’s Behind It?

Our lives are becoming increasingly hectic and fast-paced – this is also reflected in mobility, among other things. The aim is to cover large distances as quickly as possible and without complications, and thus to cope with urbanization.

Mobility has long since ceased to be a means to an end, but rather a lifestyle that increasingly aims to achieve lower Co2 values through relieved cities. Is this eco-friendly trend of neo-ecology now completely replacing the car?

In fact, the car will play a complementary role in urban regions in the near future. Nevertheless, it continues to represent one of the central factors of mixed mobility. You can find out exactly what is behind this in this article.

1. The Most Important Facts in Brief

  • Mixed Mobility is changing individual transport by offering numerous possibilities for combining different means of transport.
  • The advantages are, for example, efficiency, flexibility, safety and environmental awareness.
  • These benefits can also be achieved within companies if you consider digitized solutions for this purpose.

2. How Does Mixed Mobility Work?

Increasing digitization is not only changing our everyday lives, but also our individual requirements and needs. Everything has to function quickly, flexibly and smartly, but also be sustainable and environmentally friendly – including mobility.

Modern transportation is changing and is characterized by mixed mobility – i.e., the linking of different modes of transportation.

There are numerous possible combinations, for example:

  • Park & Ride: combination of car, motorcycle and bus or train
  • Bike & Ride: combination of bike and bus or train
  • Kiss & Ride: Passengers are picked up at a public transport stop by a third car driver or were brought there
  • Park & Pool: Formation of car pools for highway trips with start or end at parking lots near the highway
  • Car sharing: joint use of a car
  • Bikesharing: rental use of different bike models within an urban area (e-bikes or classic bikes).
  • E-scooter sharing: rental use of electric scooters within an urban area.

Of course, there are also other extensive possibilities for Mixed Mobility. For example, several combination options can be linked together.

Example

Let’s say you ride your bikesharing bike to the train station to get on the train and finally get a ride from the destination station from a carpool – so there are hardly any limits to modern mobility.

3. The Advantages of Mixed Mobility

Whether it’s the daily commute to work, meeting friends in the city or visiting family in the countryside – mixed mobility is in vogue, and many people in big cities have long since dispensed with the need for their own car.

The advantages of Mixed Mobility are obvious: Trips from A to B are faster, more flexible, more environmentally conscious and safer. You also avoid traffic jams, tolls, parking fees, and road works, which increases efficiency in transportation.

4. Seamless Integration Into The Infrastructure Required

In order to respond to the new type of individual transport, an adapted infrastructure is needed that enables the networking of means of transport through digitalization in the first place. The implementation of a smooth mixed mobility process is not always easy to coordinate.

Among other things, this requires close observation of spatial and traffic developments in cities. Only in this way can the combinations of several means of transportation be intelligently connected – and seamlessly.

Furthermore, the user experience of digital offerings plays an outstanding role. Powerful technological solutions are needed to enable seamless mobility.

5. Conclusion: Mobility of the Future – Also for Companies

Mixed mobility has long since become part of everyday life for many city dwellers. But companies also need to use their service fleets more intelligently, more proactively and more effectively.

With small vehicle fleets, you save considerable costs. However, if you and your employees have to cover longer distances, digitized and well-functioning vehicle management is also advisable – for example, through an electronic driver’s logbook. The mobility of the future in companies does not only lie in the use of different vehicles. Simplified access to the vehicle without a key can also bring your company significant benefits.

This means that the users of your fleet are not bound to any fixed times to open a vehicle. Even the personal handover of keys can be completely eliminated. Car sharing in companies thus reaches the next level. Keyless car access can also enable in-car delivery: Goods or tools can be deposited in a parked vehicle, which is located in advance via GPS.

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