Last September 13-14, at the Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan, the sixth edition of Citytech was held, the leading event in Italy for mobility and urban planning technologies.
“Driving the change in mobility, rethinking the management and connection of spaces to promote the quality of life in the cities” was the theme of the Institutional Session that has opened the event, with the participation of representatives of the City of Milan and the European Commission, as well as partners: Polis Network, MaaS Global, Ernst&Young, ATM, ANIASA, ANCMA, Polytechnic of Milan, Milan Order of Architects and Legambiente.
The urban mobility sector is undergoing major changes due to several factors, including:
- development of sharing services (in 2030 35% of people will move in a shared way)
- electric mobility (in 2025 the sector will be worth 2,4 trillion dollars)
- connected cars (in 2020 80% of cars sold in Italy will be connected and able to exchange data with the outside)
- transport integration.
- According to the EY Mobility Think Tank 2018 study presented at Citytech, the Automotive sector, including mobility services, is worth over 10% of Italian GDP.
From this it follows that the new mobility economy can represent a driving force for growth for our country system, proposing and realizing real and attractive alternatives that can induce to abandon the private vehicle, also for the benefit of the environment.
The Mobility as a Service therefore represents the real competitor of the private car, capable of integrating the mobility services, usable in personalized and flexible packages according to the various specific needs of users’ mobility.
When it has taken hold at a global level it will lead to disruptive results, especially in the abandonment of private cars in favor of public transport and the relative shift of resources from the purchase of cars to the use of public transport.