Future Scenarios and Visions
Self-driving cars have the potential to revolutionize mobility in the next 10-15 years. For the first time in more than a century of automobile history, the complex interaction of various technologies is making way for completely new methods of using of vehicles. The car is becoming available to new demographics of users and is providing the opportunity for drivers to make use of the time they spend in their vehicles in a different way. This has an effect on the use of road infrastructure, but also on alternative modes of transport. The integration of an autonomous fleet of vehicles in the urban transport infrastructure will increasingly blur the pronounced boundary that currently exists between public and private motorized transport.
New Business Models
User Demographics / Mobility Markets
Which innovative business models and technologies become a success, will always depend upon the user. Therefore, a better understanding of the user requirements, habits, and their mobility demands, is indispensable for ifmo to outline future scenarios and visions.