Look through the eyes of TNO and discover how we contribute to the life of tomorrow with alternatives for commuting.
Our travel behaviour has changed radically during the corona crisis. The question is whether we can leave the overcrowded trains and traffic jams from before COVID-19 in the past. This is the perfect opportunity for TNO to look at transport and mobility differently.
The way we travel is changing
To keep cities liveable and accessible, we need to organise our mobility cleaner, safer and more efficiently. New technology and European agreements such as the Climate Agreement will help us with this. The way we travel has been the same for generations and is not going to change overnight. The car in the driveway, a bicycle in the shed and a public transport card in your pocket. We always went out together and at the same time. But will we continue to do this? What will the future look like for mobility and for us?
Mobility as service
Diana Vonk Noordegraaf, senior consultant at TNO, is working on the question of where it will be busy once traveling will be allowed again. She says: "Of course we want to prevent unsafe situations such as overcrowded stations, but trains, buses and metros that are used by too few people are also not efficient."
According to TNO, traveling can be made smarter by seeing mobility as a service where each journey is perfectly thought out by combining various modes of transport. "Imagine: one subscription, with which you can use shared cars, shared bicycles, trains, metros and buses. And in the future perhaps also new services such as scooters or new forms of taxi services and public transport."
Multimodal to the office
Imagine you can go to the office multimodally and you will always receive the most suitable travel advice for you as an individual. Can you envision it? With the introduction of MaaS (Mobility as a Service), this is no longer a thing of the future.
Due to the corona crisis, we can't always be together physically in the same room like we used to. People feel like they're missing something. The social aspect, the chat at the coffee machine or reading each other's body language is important for the functioning of a group or team. TNO is working on Social Extended Reality, in which we can bring people together photo-realistically in a virtual environment.
Smart travel and data
When we travel smarter with, for example, a self-driving car or when we use artificial intelligence, we exchange a lot of big data. How do we ensure that all necessary data is exchanged? In other words, how do we ensure that data sharing on the digital highway takes place safely and responsibly?
Datadriven policy development
TNO also helps the government with developing policy that responds to the digital society. Because digitisation in mobility is going so fast, that tomorrow's policy must be devised today.
Curious about how we help strategically?
- Policy Lab: developing data-driven policies
- TNO uses Urban Strategy to map the effects of urban planning in Amsterdam
Look through the eyes of TNO and envision it
Want to know more about what TNO does regarding mobility? Visit tno.nl/envisionit.