Building the future of mobility
The urban mobility landscape was undergoing fundamental transformations with the emergence of Mobility 4.0 driven by four distinct game-changers: autonomous, connected, shared and electric mobility. Then came COVID-19!
COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of our lives, with significant impact on the global economy, consumer behaviour, supply chains, and indeed urban mobility. The public transport sector will play an important role in getting both our economies and people moving again. By embracing digitalisation, innovative and sustainable solutions towards mobility challenges, the public transport sector is at the core of the global transition towards a “new normal”, while ensuring the contribution to a cleaner and safer post-pandemic world.
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) likewise is taking up this transformation in its stride. The region is certainly leading the way in innovation on many public transport fronts. From harnessing new technologies to operate electric buses and emergency fleets during lockdowns, this is a critical time for public transport in MENA.
With this backdrop, the theme “Building the Future of Mobility” is fitting for the MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition to be held in Dubai from 29 – 31 March 2021
Whether it is smart ticketing, dynamic on-demand services, or smart apps, today we have more alternatives than ever, and the timing could not have been better.
Effective utilisation, enhanced safety, and reduced pollution are just a handful of the pandemic’s silver linings.
Today’s disruptive market developments has spurred an opportunity to restructure innovative policy solutions to complex mobility problems. Ensuring integration, managing disruption, and promoting innovation solutions will be key to the future of the sector.
Sustainability needs to be at the forefront of our current and future thinking given the heightened awareness of the environment and on climate change.
New technological innovations are truly catalysing a new and more efficient way of doing business and ultimately making it more accessible, cleaner, and liveable cities.