Smart Mobility Summit Madrid 2019

The limitation of urban space and environmental impact drive the new intelligent mobility: shared and sustainable.

Smart Mobility, the platform for intelligent and shared mobility born within the framework of Adigital, celebrated last wednesday the second edition of its mobility forum in Madrid where Connected Mobility Hub collaborated and moderated one of the round tables about “Solutions of connected mobility for intelligent cities”

Smart Mobility brings together companies with an international presence that offer intelligent urban mobility solutions based on the shared use of reduce sized vehicles, free of polluting emissions. Smart Mobility aims to be an ally of cities in their shift towards a model mobility more intelligent and respectful to society as a whole.

Within the European Mobility Week, this forum, Smart Mobility Summit has brought together key institutions, companies and personalities from the mobility enviroment to highlight the need for a plan that drives new mobility models.

25% of greenhouse gas emissions in Spain are attributed to transport
and it is estimated that approximately 80% of these comes from the use of private cars. These data reflect a complex situation that urgently demands new mobility solutions that can reduce emissions of gases and polluting particles, such as electric and shared vehicles.

Therefore, during the day, shared mobility has been valued as an
opportunity to reduce excess private vehicles in cities.
The big challenge in this regard is that of regulation, something in which most speakers agreed. Among them, Julio Gómez-Pomar, former Secretary of Spain for Infrastructure, Transportation and Housing, he warned: “We don’t know how things are going to be for what there is to make adaptive decisions and not be afraid to review them. ” It’s about being flexible regarding regulatory frameworks, inclusive and adapted to the real needs of citizens, but also to achieve some regulatory harmonization by defining common criteria at a national level.

The other aspect that has been addressed during this day has been how these new mobility models are integrated into cities. It’s not just a matter of innovation and sustainability, but also is amatter of citizens safety.

Jorge Ordás, Deputy Director of the DGT, commented: “Spain is among the first European Union positions in terms of road safety and we have managed to reduce by 10% fatal accidents in recent years. It is necessary to take care of the pedestrian and most vulnerable vehicles”. In this regard, traffic-driven solutions for ensuring the safety of new ways of transportation are the creation of segregated lanes or the use of technology for data collection and traffic management in real time, among others.

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