Smart transportation is one of the main ways smart cities are improving the daily lives of citizens and improving sustainability. It includes:
● Information systems that collect data about traffic, vehicles, and usage of different modes of transport. These information systems can make public transport more efficient and accessible, and can also help optimize and regulate the use of private cars.
● New smart city technologies upgrade existing modes of transport or introduce new ones. For example, connected cars that become a visible part of the city’s transportation fabric, mobile apps that turn taxis into ride-hailing services, bicycle sharing, electric scooter rental, and more.
One of the main goals of smart transport systems is to reduce the reliance on private cars, make private transport more attractive, and incentivize city residents and visitors to switch from private to public transport. For example, smart transport systems can limit private cars to certain routes and reserve priority lanes or even entire roads for other modes of transport.