The search is now on for ideas and visions of local transport in future under the motto “Think digital: Your Visions for Local Transport”. Citizens now have until September 30, 2018 to submit their ideas. The three best entries stand to win EUR 6,000 in total and the German Mobility Prize. The contest is part of the “Germany – Land of Ideas” initiative announced by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) on August 28, 2018.
Networked, reliable and individual
Those over the age of 18 can use the German Mobility Award’s portal to submit creative proposals for an attractive local public transport system of the future using digital means. “In future, we will also need a high-performance, environment-friendly and attractive local public transport system in cities and rural areas. The German Mobility Award offers users the opportunity to get involved and to actively shape the development of the local transport in future with their own ideas,” said Steffen Bilger, Parliamentary State Secretary in the German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
ITS World Congress in Hamburg
In the run-up to the ITS World Congress in Hamburg from October 15-21, 2021, the Hanse city is planning innovations in mobility. Four highly automated trains for instance are to run on a test track in city by then and will be digitally controlled. In July 2018, the ioki on-demand shuttle launched in the suburbs of Osdorf and Lurup, which can be booked per app. The ITS Congress is the world’s largest trade fair for intelligent transport systems and is likely to attract around 10,000 experts from research, politics and industry.