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Evolution or Revolution? – The Pace of Change in Mobility 31. Januar 2019 | 15:30 Uhr - 17:00 Uhr

If you listen to people talking about mobility, quite often “disruptive” innovations are seen at the horizon, most prominent of all automated and autonomous driving. Other major changes are expected from more communication (C2C, C2X) or from changed behavior (“sharing economy”). In my talk, I will show how fast the system of mobility has changed in the past, and how fast I expect it to react on these new “disruptive” developments. My reasoning will be based on travel behavior research, i.e. an analysis of who travels by which means of transport and to which purposes. We will see that the mobility system has some components leading to high inertia, so that even disruptive technical developments will only slowly change the whole situation.


Prof. Dr. Peter Vortisch, Institut für Verkehrswesen, KIT

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