European commute takes an average of 40 minutes. In more organized countries, the public service plays an important role for commute. Despite this, the average is still 66% for the private sector, 34% for the public.
With a more efficient journey and the increase in the efficiency of public transport in a country, the stress level of people decreases, and thery will greatly benefit from the productivity of work.
Autonomous electricity sharing is located between the public and private mobility system, but it has a very important task: discouraging the purchase of private cars. Today the use of car sharing on the annual cost of a private car is clearly convenient. In the future, it will not be longer convenient to buy a private car. Today, the suburban mobility system, if we are not talking about the city center, is still possible only through the use of a private car but in a more environmentally friendly future, this aspect will also be overcome with sharing.
In 2020 with the growth of shared cars in our cities, the number of vehicles is no longer sufficient to meet the requests of passengers in certain time slots and urban areas. The autonomous driving will allow to satisfy the requirement with a significantly lower number of cars present compared to the traditional system, increasing the quality of the service, decreasing costs and energy expenditure.
According to the Electronic Vehicle Outlook 2020 in the world, only 2.7% of the vehicles sold are electrically powered. The forecast is that already in 2025 this percentage will rise to 10%, reaching 28% in 2030, in which China and Europe will represent 72% of the sales of electric vehicles, driven mainly by European CO2 regulations and the China’s EV credit system, on fuel consumption and city policies that limit sales of new internal combustion vehicles.
Great support is therefore needed for internal infrastructures and policies, which provide for greater coverage of charging stations and incentives for the production and use of new vehicles.
The French government expects – between 2020 and 2022 – to allow the free movement of driverless vehicles, providing € 40 million in support of new projects.
With the Green Deal in support of sustainable development, Italy is engaged in an advanced, decarbonised and circular economy and in decarbonised, electric and shared mobility.
It is a point of no return. And we are ready for this new phase of design.