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Together in the mobile future

Together in the mobile future
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Christian Boas

Autoindustry and German startups work together on the mobility of the future. To this end, the Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and the German Association of German Startups have today presented a position paper “Germany as a Cluster for the Mobility of Tomorrow”. The background is the profound change in individual mobility and the new mobility diversity.


Both sides see an important building block in a deepened cooperation between young companies and the industry so that Germany can continue to be a world leader in mobility for the future. However, the associations also see the policy as a duty to help shape the appropriate framework conditions for the changes in order to enable innovations “Made in Germany”.


“With the change in mobility, our companies are changing as fast and fast as ever, breaking traditional organizational structures and leveraging interdisciplinary teams, swarm intelligence, or platforms. Also the intensified cooperation with startups belongs to it. Young technology companies can work more experimentally and risk-effectively and are an ideal complement to internal research and development. The automotive industry wants to share these opportunities of cooperation and ensure that German mobility technology continues to set the benchmark, “said VDA President Matthias Wissmann in Berlin.


“This cooperation will be all the more successful as the policy as our partner develops and adapts the legal framework so that new mobility concepts can be implemented and experienced in Germany,” says Dr. Tom Kirschbaum, a member of the Executive Board of the Startup Association Managing Director of door2door GmbH tonight in Berlin.


The startups Free2Move (Carjump), German Autolabs, door2door and evopark explain their experiences about the application of innovative mobility ideas in Germany. The common position paper maps the various mobility trends and developments and directs political action requirements.


Thus, traffic users are increasingly pragmatic in their mobility behavior. The policy should therefore rely on fully informed mobility users who make efficient decisions. Digitization is accompanied by the use of data, which should be seen as an opportunity. In times of further urbanization, data can also help to channel urban traffic more efficiently.


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