Mobility as a Servive

ITSReviewAnnual2015

62 ITS REVIEW Annual Review 2015 Without the movement of people and goods from point to point, the world economy would cease to flow and lifestyles would change dramatically. But familiar notions of transportation that have defined modern life for more than half a century increasingly are being viewed as unsustainable. According to ITS America, in 2010 cars, trucks, SUVs, buses, motorcycles, and heavy duty vehicles consumed 170 billion gallons of gasoline – enough for 1,000 trips to Pluto – and emitted some 1.7 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide – by far the most significant greenhouse gas – into the atmosphere. In 2012 greenhouse gas emissions from transportation accounted for about 28% of the US total, second only to the electricity sector. In Europe the percentages are similar; road transportation accounts for one-fifth of the European Union’s total carbon dioxide emissions. Transportation today largely depends on ownership of automobiles. Cars, which emit 30 percent of CO2 emissions worldwide, dominate cities and towns requiring constant investment in infrastructure. As the percentage of people that live in cities increases to more than 60 percent of the world population by 2030, traffic congestion and parking shortages can be expected to grow worse. Given the importance of transportation to the world economy, how can this problem be addressed in a way that improves instead of diminishes quality Mobility as a service Unlocking big data for simple and sustainable travel


ITSReviewAnnual2015
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