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Survey German Mobility Award 2018

More than 80 percent of Germans want opportunities for active mobility

Umfrage Deutscher Mobilitätspreis 2018 - Aktive Mobilität
Umfrage Deutscher Mobilitätspreis 2018 - Aktive Mobilität © Initiative "Deutschland – Land der Ideen"

forsa Survey German Mobility Award 2018 - Requirements and Future Trends of Intelligent Mobility

The main findings of the survey:

The Germans want infrastructure - especially for pedestrians and cyclists: More than three quarters of the Germans in each case support the expansion of transport infrastructure such as roads, cycle paths and footpaths. In particular, the expansion for active mobility is advocated: The expansion of cycle paths (84 percent) and footpaths (81 percent) enjoys the highest priority.

Courage for new paths: Almost half of Germans (41 percent) would get into air taxis and be driven by robot cars. Young Germans are particularly open to innovations in mobility: 65 percent of 18- to 29-year-old air taxis and unmanned drones for short distances and 60 percent for autonomously driving cars. In terms of mobility, men are more innovative than women: One in two men would like air taxis and autonomous cars, one in three women would.

Status symbol car: Two-thirds of Germans (62 percent) would not like it if they no longer owned their own car, but only shared cars. After all, one third would support the idea of no longer owning a car of one's own and using sharing offers instead.

Digitalization doesn't make Germans into stay-at-homes: Germans want to be mobile: For most Germans (81 percent), not having to leave home is no longer an option. Although technical progress opens up new possibilities for communication and almost everything can now be delivered, only 15 percent of the population would like it if everything could be done from home.

Germans are on the move digitally: 71 percent of Germans use a smartphone to find their way. The smartphone has also reached older Germans: In the group of people over 60, 59 percent use a smartphone for navigation. Tickets are also often purchased digitally: Among 18- to 29-year-olds it is more than half, among Germans aged 60 and over it is already 36 percent. 

German Mobility Award: Digital solutions for tomorrow's mobility

The "Germany - Land of Ideas" initiative and the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure's German Mobility Prize show how mobility can become even more intelligent and sustainable for all citizens in the future. In 2018, the competition will be held under the motto "Intelligent on the Move - Innovations for Sustainable Mobility". The winners of the Best Practice phase will be announced in the media at the beginning of August 2018. www.deutscher-mobilitä (in German)

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25. July 2018
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