The words that move.
Within the mobility turnaround, we not only get to know new ways but also new terms. So that you can get around language, too, we introduce you to the words that move. New ones, week after week.
15-Minute-City - Stop, drop and reach.
Supermarket, school, sports – no destination that cannot be reached within 15 minutes. This vision has started to shape the planning of urban spaces and international metropolises. Divided up in this way, a modern city like Hamburg is transformed into a smart metropolis of short-distance errands. The goal: all parts of our everyday lives will be accessible from any point in a short time. The effect: less individual traffic, more quality of life. These minutes will probably take a few more years, but Hamburg is on the move.
The 24/7 Society - Always on.
We are always in flux, we never really switch off anymore. Welcome to the constantly moving 21st century! Nine-to-five is the rhythm of times long past. Today, everything flows smoothly and flexibly into one another: business hours, working hours and leisure time. Never before have we had this much mobility at our disposal. The consequence: round-the-clock availability of offers and services.
Awareness in Mobilty - Heads up!
Just pause and see what works! Being mindfully mobile and on the go means consciously using safe and healthy mobility alternatives – from public to electric. What if nothing works? Then stay in your place and simply do without mobility for a while.
Active Living - A city that drives itself.
For Copenhagen, it has become a real trademark – active and healthy mobility outside the door, in public space. It feels like there are bike lanes everywhere, the harbour basin is a swimming pool and public spaces allow for sports and playgrounds. Like Amsterdam or Paris, Copenhagen is one of those cities that puts its citizens at the centre of its identity.
Automated Driving - Wheels of freedom.
Everything runs by itself? Almost. From assisted to autonomous, automated driving knows different degrees of locomotion. Clever assistance systems in the background help with parking or take over the steering completely. Future-forward freedom, sometimes greater, sometimes smaller.
The Big Bang of Biking - Off the chain.
The revolution is in full swing – the bicycle is emancipating itself to become mobility’s first choice. From the Holland fiets to the cargo bike, the advantages are obvious: biking is sustainable, cost-effective and healthy. Future-forward cities are developing spaces around the bike: bike parking garages, bike lanes and bike sharing stations. All part of the secret of a happy metropolis.
De-Touristification - The World’s your Ostrich.
Near and far, tourist destinations become travel destinations. People of the world see themselves as travellers. Tourism? Is over. What counts today are authentic moments and the “real life” locals live. Unguided travelling, letting yourself drift, the perfect immersion experience. If things go right, only your hotel bill will be able to tell you haven't always been there.
The drop-off area - A really short short story.
Just a quick stop. Designated drop-off areas in Germany are reserved for transit. Between partially and fully automated vehicle systems, these zones are of particular significance. Briefly get out, briefly get in, briefly save the world. Continue your journey.
E-Mobility: E'll go ahead.
What a tour! E-mobility has come a long way. More than a century. After the classic combustion engine overtook the electric motor in the 1920s, e-mobility is now gradually reclaiming road sovereignty. From Shanghai to St. Pauli, e-mobility's rite of passage has the right of passage. What is still missing for happiness? More filling stations and better landing management.
Healthy Mobility - Bless you!
Mobility that works: The trending buzzword “Healthy Mobility” combines the whole spectrum of topics that stand for sustainable and responsible getting from A to B. How do clean air and quiet traffic sound to you? Healthy means so much more – it stands for active, safe and inclusive mobility. Zero pollutants, zero noise pollution, future-forward and simple all along the line.
Intelligent Infrastructure: Here’s to the information age.
Exchange non-stop. Economical, safe and urban-friendly mobility depends on the permanent exchange of control and regulation technology and the associated sensors. Traffic lights, data networks and traffic information systems provide the technical framework that literally makes traffic. In interaction, they record and recognise the movements of all actors with absolute precision – and thus provide the basis for sustainable traffic flow.
Cooperative transport: Carpooling 2.0.
Cooperation is key, they say. Mutual communication and coordination shape transport behaviour that helps everyone move forward. It increases efficiency, saves energy and is easy on the nerves – for instance when two lanes are merging into one (you know the drill). But watch out, if you want to get from A to B in the autonomously moving future, let the vehicles talk among themselves.