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Urban logistics and mobility concepts

More and more people will be moving to cities in future. The results of this urbanisation: more cars, congested roads and high levels of fine particulate pollution. Innovative mobility and logistics concepts are needed to ensure that urban spaces remain attractive places to live. The form that these concepts might take will be shown at Hypermotion Frankfurt.

Anyone who wants to effect change in our globally networked world must think systemically and forge partnerships – and this is also true for mobility and logistics. To achieve sustainable and pioneering mobility and logistics solutions in cities, both aspects must be considered simultaneously. Because without mobility there can be no logistics – and no logistics without mobility.

Innovation in logistics

Cargobike

The number of online orders has increased enormously in recent years and peaked in 2020. This was also followed by a surge in shipments: In Germany, more than four billion courier, express and parcel shipments were posted in 2020. This volume poses a challenge to city centres in particular: many people, thus a lot of delivery traffic, but at the same time little space. Alternative and sustainable concepts on the last and penultimate mile are required. Whether through transport by drones or electrically powered cargo bikes that save space and emissions. This means that urban microhubs are also gaining in importance, from where deliveries go on the last mile.

Urban mobility: multimodal, connected and smart

The way of getting around will change: moving away from the car and towards multimodal mobility. Urban Traffic will be relocating. In addition to roads, it will increasingly be moving to the air and water or going underground. In the city of the future, ferries, cable cars, overhead railways, air taxies, water taxies and hyperloops will be taking people where they want to go. At the same time, this variety also creates more complexity. Digital solutions provide the necessary overview and connectivity. They "connect" the different modes of transport with each other and ensure intelligent traffic management.

Statements

´Our cities have to become more liveable. We need more space and more time for what is important to people. Less emissions and increased safety, also for our most vulnerable road users. How do we achieve this? With innovative infrastructure and transport solutions and digital services for the smart city.`

Nils Schmidt, Leiter Deutschland

´Powerful e-cargo bikes paired with the know-how in setting up and managing city hubs are the key to successful urban logistics.`

´Urbanisation is one of the megatrends of our time. That's why we are putting new concepts and innovative ideas around urban mobility and logistics at the centre of the discussion at Hypermotion Frankfurt.`

Danilo Kirschner

´AI-based last-mile transport optimisation enables city logistics to be more environmentally friendly, efficient and cost-effective. XTL route planning not only allows to react to unpredictable events in real time while still on tour, but also optimises the use of combined vehicle types in urban logistics.`

Dr.-Ing. Max Gath

´The IT and logistics company Fairsenden GmbH combines environmental awareness, fair working conditions, transparency and control for the consignees when delivering goods. Using digital fleet management, green e-load bikes and e-vehicles, parcels are quickly and reliably delivered to or collected from the doorstep at the individual's preferred time by permanent drivers. Fairsenden is thus actively shaping smart city logistics and the cityscape itself.`

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