h&z launches in-house Center for Future Mobility

By bund­ling exis­ting inter­nal exper­ti­se into a new cen­ter, h&z takes the next step towards sup­porting custo­mers in sha­ping the future of mobi­li­ty

6 Game Changers

2018 mar­ked many „firsts“ for the world of mobi­li­ty and trans­por­ta­ti­on: the first com­mer­ci­al „auto­no­mous“ ODM ser­vice in sub-urban Phoe­nix, the first appro­val to test level 5 self-dri­ving vehi­cles without back-up dri­ver in Cali­for­nia and, unfor­tu­n­a­te­ly, the first casu­al­ty in Tem­pe, Ari­zo­na. 2018 was a year of tech­no­lo­gi­cal pro­gress, cor­po­ra­te con­so­li­da­ti­on, bold pre­dic­tions and strong mar­ke­ting cam­pai­gns.

On demand mobility

For years, On Demand Mobi­li­ty and Ride-Hai­ling ser­vices have been hyped as the solu­ti­on for many of the com­mon urban mobi­li­ty pro­blems. The for­mu­la is simp­le: sha­red and on-demand usa­ge of trans­por­ta­ti­on means will signi­fi­cant­ly decrea­se the total num­ber of vehi­cles nee­ded and thus destress the con­ge­sted urban infra­st­ruc­tu­re. Quick­ly, urban plan­ners star­ted to envi­si­on sce­n­a­ri­os of seam­less jour­neys in con­nec­ted, per­so­na­li­zed, yet sha­red vehi­cles without traf­fic jams and mini­mal envi­ron­men­tal and socie­tal impact.