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City leaders need new ways of thinking about planning, designing & building our cities – putting the citizen & liveability at the heart of all future projects, developments & transformations.
Every city or municipality is different, with different challenges and a different culture – for cities to become really smart they must embrace their unique context. Technology is an enabler, not the solution, the people must come first.
The conference philosophy is Taking the Vision Zero Initiative into a New Decade. The Swedish Vision Zero Initiative on road safety is an ethical standpoint that no-one should die or be seriously injured in traffic. According to the Vision Zero Initiative, the main problem is not that road accidents occur – it is instead, the serious consequences (death or lifelong injury) of these accidents. The Vision Zero Initiative stresses the fact that the road transport system is an entity in which different components such as road users, vehicles, and infrastructure must be made to interact with each other so that safety can be guaranteed. In order to prevent serious consequences of road accidents, it is therefore essential for the infrastructure, and the vehicles they carry, to be adapted to match the capabilities of the people that use them.
When Sweden introduced the concept of the Vision Zero Initiative in 1995 it turned the traditional view of road safety work upside down but since then this ethical standpoint has spread to many countries and affected the way road safety work is carried out in different parts of the world. As an ethical standpoint the Vision Zero Initiative does not suggest readymade solutions for how to solve traffic safety problems but offers a way of thinking that should permeate through all traffic safety work regardless of the constant changes of the road transport system in terms of for example the growing interest for vulnerable road users, the technical development of autonomy vehicles and the adaptation of infrastructure to create sustainable cities.
The key focus of this conference will, therefore, be on the role that traffic and transport psychology can play in reaching the ethical standpoint that no-one should die or be seriously injured in traffic by providing a common ground for future interdisciplinary research
The 2020 Summit will explore the benefits to transport and mobility brought by the recent advances in new technologies and business models to enhance the accessibility, safety and efficiency of transport infrastructure and services. The discussions will focus on how innovation in transport can contribute to achieving the goals set out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and what governance framework is needed to enable this.
Digitalisation is metamorphosing public transport, bringing with it many opportunities and challenges. It has led to the development of advanced technologies, as well as new business models. Digitalisation brings a host of opportunities for the public transport sector, including opportunities to increase efficiency and improve quality, reduce costs, open up new revenue streams, improve customer experience and loyalty, and explore new services.
We are witnessing these benefits with concepts like ‘Mobility as a Service’ (MaaS) and emerging technologies like autonomous mobility. However, it also brings significant challenges such as data privacy, cyber security etc. which must be faced. Increasing digitalisation of public transport has led to an exponential growth of the volume of data and information, from multiple sources consumed by a diverse range of actors.