AT Osborne is part of the New Mobility Services initiative. The NMS initiative is part of the Action Cluster Sustainable Urban Mobility within the wider European Innovation Partnership on smart cities and communities initiated by the European Commission (EC). Purpose is the large-scale deployment of new mobility services in a smart city context enabled by Cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM), Connected Itelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) to contribute to wealthy, healthy, clean, spacious, liveable and accessible cities. The essence of NMS is organising a learning-by-doing community in which all European stakeholders are involved to create a market and impact in cities and for citizens.
Today, with densely populated cities and the constant threat of global warming, we must ask: how do we want to move from A to B in a few decades? What will be the innovative catalyst for sustainable urban mobility?
Mobility: a vital element for our society
Developments in mobility are complex and highly dynamic, meaning it is nearly impossible to accurately predict the future. What we know today is obsolete tomorrow, so this has to be a story of ‘learning by doing’. We know that mobility is a vital element for our society and economy, and we are aware of the challenges and opportunities regarding the future of our cities. To achieve sustainable urban mobility, we must prepare for these challenges, which include congestion, lack of space, growing populations, air quality, noise pollution, liveability, health, social inclusion, economic developments and job creation.
When discussing the opportunities within cities, the wide scale deployment of new mobility services is an important concept to focus on. The solutions the industry can offer have the potential to be innovative with a large impact on society and the way we use public space. If we deploy the crossovers between cooperative, connected, automated mobility and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) we can make a major impact on our smart cities. If, meanwhile, we boost the uptake of shared mobility concepts, we can contribute to wealthy, healthy, spacious and accessible cities. The goal: better cities with more efficient use of space, less congestion, clean air, healthy citizens and a thriving economy. This is easier said than done – we need to bring theory to practice. There is a lot of knowledge that needs to be implemented in learning by executing concepts in real-life test environments.
New Mobility Services (NMS) initiative
The ‘New Mobility Services’ (NMS) initiative is the partnership to make these ambitions a reality. The NMS initiative is part of the Action Cluster Sustainable Urban Mobility within the wider European Innovation Partnership on smart cities and communities initiated by the European Commission (EC).
Together with AT Osborne, more than 140 registered partners from governments, industry, research and civil society work in 7 groups on concrete challenges. The groups are: On Demand Last Mile, Smart Parking Solutions, Intelligent Speed Assistance, Urban Freight Transport, Traffic Management of the Future, Excellent Governance for New Mobility Services and Smart Cycling and Walking. Would you like to know more about New Mobility Services? Check this link for the whitepaper and how to apply for partnership. For more information about NMS you can contact Floris Bakermans. He can match you with the responsible coordinators.
AT Osborne has a lot of experience in the management and delivery of smart mobility projects and programmes throughout the Netherlands and we are expanding our network, expertise and competences abroad by sharing and matching best practices. Smart Mobility really fits into AT Osborne’s motto – Urban Matter, People Matter – as resilient public, and private stakeholders contribute to wealthy, healthy, clean, spacious, liveable and accessible cities and regions for people to live, work and recreate in.
If you would like to get first insights and learn from best practices in the field of:
- How mobility services improves resilience?
- Why integration of mobility services, travel services, traffic services, infrastructure and urban development is needed?
- How smart mobility governance programmes like SmartwayZ.NL, Talking Traffic or Verkeersondernemning facilitate the resilience of cities?
then please contact us!
Read more on how to ontribute to excellent management of Smart Mobility projects and programmes and join SMAT here.