More than half of the world's population already lives in cities. According to the United Nations, this figure will rise to two-thirds by 2050. In some parts of Latin America, 70% of the people currently live in cities. The number of metropolises will increase. This poses significant challenges for urban development both now and in the future. High growth rates in the population, the growing need for mobility, and increased commercial traffic will result in an increased volume of traffic. The consequences of this are a shortage of space, traffic jams, reduced traffic safety, air pollution and noise.
However, the situation also offers opportunities for a paradigm shift towards more active and shared mobility as well us public transport. Digitization and its opportunities support networking and simplified booking and payment of mobility options. Municipalities can use these potentials and create livable cities characterized by urban mobility, which gives more space for people and less for cars. We support cities, municipalities, transport planners and companies to achieve more sustainable and urban-friendly mobility through our research activities and traffic modeling products.