Matthias Finger, Professor of Network Industry Management at EPFL, recently published in collaboration with Maxime Audouin (MIR - EPFL), a book on the governance of intelligent transport systems. The book "The Governance of Smart Transportation Systems - Towards New Organizational Structures for the Development of Shared, Automated, Electric and Integrated Mobility", aims at researchers and policy makers and presents a series of case studies on the governance of intelligent mobility, hoping to be the first of a long line in this area, crucial to ensuring a sustainable future for cities.

Over the past decades, Information and Communication Technologies have enabled the development of new mobility solutions that have completely redefined traditional and well-established urban transportation systems. Urban transportation systems are evolving dramatically, from the development of shared mobility modes, to the advent of electric mobility, and from the automated mobility trend to the rapid spread of integrated transportation schemes. Given the disruptive nature of those new mobility solutions, new governance structures are needed. Through a series of case studies from around the world, this book highlights governance and regulatory processes having supported, or sometimes prevented, the development and implementation of smart mobility solutions (shared, automated, electric, integrated).  The combination of chapters offers a comprehensive overview of the different research endeavours focusing on the governance of smart transportation systems and will help pave the way for this important subject, which is crucial for the future of cities.

For more information about the publication follow this link.

On June 29th, the first public forum of the dialogue platform AVENIR MOBILITE | ZUKUNFT MOBILITÄT took place. High-ranking representatives from various cities and related branches discussed the current and future challenges of freight traffic in a closed circle with 50 interested members of the platform. The explanations and discussions were held in the IBM-Auditorium in Altstetten ZH and allowed a deepened insight in a central topic which matters for the economy, the population and policy-making alike.

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