The ongoing digitalisation is causing major changes in the options for mobility management and the provision of mobility services. While knowledge about the movements of the population was previously obtained primarily via counting loops in the ground and on the basis of expensive mobility surveys conducted at intervals of several years, data sets generated by end devices of the users as well as by vehicles are now increasingly revealing the movements at population level in real time. In addition, especially in cities, more and more opportunities are emerging for the use of mobility services such as bike- or car sharing, ridehailing (e.g. Uber) or bicycle boxes, which can be conveniently booked from the cell phone and provide an increasingly attractive alternative to private cars.
The project investigates the opportunities and risks of digitalisation for a sustainable and gender-equal mobility transition. The study focuses on two topics: Mobility data for transport planning and integrated mobility-as-a-service-platforms. The study is based on both literature analyses and stakeholder interviews with diverse actors, such as city administrations, transport companies, researchers, standardisation organisations or private mobility service providers. Recommendations for municipal mobility management and for the federal level were derived from the findings. A key recommendation is to oblige all mobility service providers to transmit and make available their mobility data in order to advance the use of mobility services through comprehensive mobility-as-a-service apps. The project results have been published in the strategy paper "Mobility Data for a Just Transition: The Case for Multimodal Platforms and Data-Driven Transportation Planning".