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WEF White Paper on Future of Mobility and Big Data

WEF1In this WEF White Paper the essential role of mobility is highlighted through its application on human and economic interactions. Under this scope, the use of big data flows is considered to be a crucial parameter regarding the evolution of urban mobility. This paper constitutes a guide through which local governments can improve urban mobility, through policies based on collective effort. Furthermore, it investigates selected case studies related to best practices and resources.

There is no single solution to the increasing urban mobility challenges. Instead, new and emerging technologies and business models, combined with evolving public policy and culture, are paving the way for many solutions. In addition, there is a growing variety of practical and affordable ways to combine these into integrated “systems of systems’, which can simultaneously address the needs of people, communities, economies and the planet.


Within this context, technology and big data are considered to be key enabling forces for complex management systems, referring to people, products and services mobility management. In terms of policy models and innovative leadership, within the report is stated that:

As transportation becomes more complex, policy needs to address a much wider range of issues and opportunities, going beyond planning, zoning, fuels and Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards to include innovation policy, housing, ICT and “internet of things’, privacy, cybersecurity, housing, smart cities, tourism, logistics, finance, economic development, energy and environment, and more.


Download the full paper here.