Electric cars, self-driving vehicles, smart cities, many subjects involving urban mobility are being discussed right now in an attempt to anticipate future needs. When asked, “what will our transports in 2030 be like”, the work group Mobility Nation, initiated by the Boston Consulting Group has made an interesting discovery. The group based its study on available public data. It carried out a study on almost 3,000 users of public transport in the Parisian area. The information collected has brought to light both present and future issues.
Flying cars in 2030?
The current feedback for the Parisian region shows a transport offer that is sometimes limited. Traffic is not smooth in relation to the frequent use of public transport. Using your personal vehicle to make up for the weaknesses in the transport service doesn’t cut travelling time. On the contrary, it increases the level of CO2 and has disastrous effects on ecology.
The public policies wish to promote “green” transport. Mobility Nation hopes that 2024 will see the emergence of services on demand (taxis, mountain bikes, car-pooling) all over the Parisian area with a reduced waiting time of 10 mins. Likewise, car-pooling should be more widespread with, on average, 2 passengers per vehicle in 2030. Moreover, 20,000 to 30,000 extra electric recharging stations should be installed to boost the electric vehicle sector. And last but not least, in 18 years, 100% self-driving electric shuttles will replace some of the current public transport.