Challenges

Shared mobility

How can sharing of (private) means of transport be promoted to reduce traffic in the city?

Growing cities like Vienna face increasing traffic density. New mobility concepts can contribute to avoiding additional and reducing existing emissions from transport. How can we make use of technological progress and digitalisation to optimise transportation in the city of the future?

Challenge description

There are many different modes of transport available in Vienna and several new concepts are already in place (well established bike and car sharing, bike highways, electric buses, etc.). Nevertheless, there is still much potential for innovative mobility solutions - especially when it comes to private means of transport. Many privately owned cars, bikes, etc. are not in use during most of the day. Also, occupancy rates of publicly available services like bike sharing, charging stations for electric vehicles, etc. could be raised.

Challenge vision

As new forms of mobility and changes in daily routines take their time, the question comes up: How can digital solutions increase acceptance of sharing models and other new forms of mobility? How can behavioural changes be incentivised and inhibition thresholds be lowered? What can be done to promote the shared use of cars, motorcycles, bicycles, etc. to reduce traffic in the city?

Sub-questions:

  • How could privately owned cars, motorcycles, (e-)bikes, parking space, charging stations for electric vehicles, etc. be made available for shared public use?
  • How can utilisation rates of existing bike and car sharing offers be raised?
  • What can be done to link different modes of transport and promote intermodal mobility solutions?

Solutions should focus on:

  • Incentives for sharing privately owned vehicles of all kinds as well as parking and charging facilities
  • Incentives for a more efficient use of existing car sharing and bike sharing offers (e.g. by bundling, stricter terms of use, better interconnection with public transport, etc.)
  • Digital solutions improving the availability of mobility offers (e.g. to facilitate carpooling, public transport on demand, etc.)

Non-targets:

  • Digital solutions for route planning (see mobile app "A nach B" as an example)
  • Development of new car sharing or bike sharing offers

 

This challenge is hosted by MunichRe and ERGO. Selected teams will be invited to individual follow-ups with their insurance experts. Learn more about the Group's projects focusing on adjusting to climate change and sustainable innovation here: „Tackling climate change together“.

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