12.04.2016

The Future of Digital Mobility Services

The Future of Digital Mobility Services

Practical examples of digitalisation formed the focus of the TRANSFORUM held by T-Systems at the CeBIT 2016. One of the CEOs who presented their projects and experiences at the event was Thomas Krause, a Member of the Board of Wolfsburg AG. He provided an insight into the "Valet Parking" project.

Digitalised "Valet Parking" enables vehicles to independently find a free parking space and park in it. Once users have left their vehicle in a drop-off area, this fully automated procedure involves several technical challenges, namely finding a parking space, opening any barriers and sending a request that the vehicle be returned to the driver at the end of the parking time via smartphone.

In his presentation, Thomas Krause underlined the high level of importance of digital mobility services for a mobile society: "We consider ICT to be the backbone of intelligent urban development. Our aim is to establish innovative processes that constantly improve our region in order to benefit its residents."Essential requirements for mobility in the future are the availability of appropriate infrastructures and of convenient and innovative user interfaces such as those now being developed by Wolfsburg AG in its Urban Mobility Assistance services (known as UMA for short). UMA is currently the term used to refer to apps focusing on the topic of navigation, parking and carpooling that have been developed by Wolfsburg AG in cooperation with Volkswagen. These apps already facilitate efficient private transport in the present day by helping to achieve a balanced utilisation of the traffic infrastructure.