As part of the renewal of its corporate strategy, Mobility ADO analyzes and forecasts future scenarios and consumption preferences for urban mobility in the short term, including Five trends: green energy, technology, digitization and individual and collective electric mobility.
Juan Carlos Abascal, director of LATAM Mobility at Mobility ADO, highlighted that the industry will witness significant opportunities during 2022. And that, although Mexico and Central America are the company’s spheres of influence, he noted that Latin America has a long way to go in order to continue to improve the quality of life of people.
According to the company, 2020 and 2021 saw a radical change in the consumption habits of mobility services by residents of large cities. Statistics from the Development Bank of America alone show that 68 percent of trips on the continent take place on public transportation, with the bus being the most commonly used mode of transportation.
However, the Urban Mobility Observatory reported that users of the service spend 50 percent to 100 percent more time on the service than motorists and motorcyclists; Those who have low levels of safety and comfort.
Similarly, there was a significant increase in the motorization of Latin America; While an average of 90 vehicles are seen per 1,000 residents, this rate is higher than on continents such as Africa, Asia and the Middle East region.
Looking at this panorama and other elements, Five trends marking 2022 identified by MOBILITY ADO seek to mark the start of its worldwide implementation, aligning with technological innovations in the industry:
Green energy for mobility with climate neutrality.
Although electric mobility will be the main driving force behind the trend, the use of alternative energy for internal combustion will also play a leading role in the industry. Today, according to the Development Bank of America, 70 percent of the industry’s energy comes from fossil fuels. Furthermore, the use of natural gas, especially in the case of public transport, is expected to be an important intermediate step towards electrification.
2 Electrification of individual and collective mobility.
electric mobility of vehicles; Both individually and collectively, this will become a priority especially in Latin America, as the transportation sector in the region contributes about 34 percent of polluting gas emissions globally, based on data from the World Resources Institute (WRI); which represents a higher proportion than regions such as Europe, Asia or North America.
In this aspect, Mobility ADO concluded that This transition will require the investment of all actors involved to allow for two key factors: renewing the infrastructure of large cities and optimizing regulatory frameworks in these countries.
3 Diversity as a solution for more conscious users.
As a massive follow-up to private shared mobility services, mobility as a service (MaaS) modalities will be one of the most representative consumption habits of residents of large cities. Ease of interconnection and multimodality will become a consumption priority, especially for new generations, who will be more accustomed to planning and executing their trips and transfers through technology.
Digitization of mobility in 4 big cities.
The digital transformation of the mobility industry will be critical to adapting to the new needs of increasingly technological consumers. Some innovations like Big Data will pave the way for future mobility; Therefore, corporations should focus on their uses and applications. In addition, this digitization process can improve the efficiency, time, cost of various modes of transport in large cities; As well as providing various benefits at the level of health protection.
5 Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a pillar of smart mobility.
What initially seemed like a science fiction theme has evolved in recent years, revealing the economic and health benefits to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for autonomous transportation systems. While technological advances in autonomous mobility have been representative, Mobility ADO It is projected that, by 2022, it will be closer to that of companies and governments around the world. According to data from the European Parliament, this technology could save 61 billion euros in road accidents and congestion.