“The Next Leap in Mobility” – start of a Audi Urban Future Award 2014

“Future mobility is not a doubt of ideologies. The German vehicle attention needs a accordant bulletin with cities and internal government. The mobility series is a good margin of event for a 21st century,” pronounced Rupert Stadler, CEO of AUDI AG, during a opening of a i-Mobility association in Stuttgart. He presented 4 theses that are being tested in petrify projects in interdisciplinary teams done adult of architects, civic planners, mobility specialists, scientists and immature founders of start-ups:

1. The bounds between mobility and immobility are disappearing.
Progress means that a technologies advantage not usually a vehicle though also civic development. The charge from now on is to devise innovations and a city infrastructure together.

In Boston a civic planner Philip Parsons is devoting himself to this thesis together with a civic planner and engineer Janne Corneil and a trade planner Federico Paro­lotto. They will examine how vehicle technologies such as piloted parking can advantage a civic sourroundings by creation it probable to devise gains of space and potency in a civic infrastructure for a initial time.

2. Reality and virtuality are merging.
Our cities contingency emanate interfaces to virtuality. In a Internet of Everything world, where all applicable objects are given an IP address, a vehicle will promulgate with all these objects, creation a lives easier and easier to plan.

In Seoul a ethnographer and knowledge engineer Sung Gul Hwang, a engineer Yeongkyu Yoo and Cho Taek Yeon, civic planner and highbrow during Hongik University, will examine how a vehicle can turn a ultimate mobile device in a universe of car-to-everything and everything-to-car. Conceived for trendsetters in Seoul’s select Gangnam district, it is dictated to be an interface to a digital city, a middle of amicable communication and an party appurtenance during one and a same time. Audi contributes imagination from a fields of intelligent displays, Audi bond and pattern to a project.

3. Individuality and collectivity are not jointly exclusive.
With a particular facilities a vehicle can tighten a gaps in a civic mobility system. The personal leisure of people and their shortcoming for a village go together – a one is a exigency for a other.

How a vehicle with a particular characteristics can yield obvious combined value for civic mobility – this is a thesis in Berlin. In a German collateral a designer Max Schwitalla, a creation manager of Schindler AG, Dr Paul Friedli, and a neuroscientist and biotechnologist Dr Arndt Pechstein will work out mobility proposals for joining a Urban Tech Republic, that is to be built on a site of Tegel Airport. In this planning, innovations done by Audi, for instance piloted driving, will play a heading role.

4. Sustainability and swell are not contradictory.
It is technological swell that enables us to make a cities some-more sustainable. Less noise, purify air, some-more space for living, aloft peculiarity of life – this is how we detect a mobility of a future. Metropolises that were formerly characterized by overload and stressful roving can be taken brazen by means of new technologies.

In Mexico City information on trade flows and mobility function will be analyzed on a basement of crowd-sourcing techniques by Jose Castillo, highbrow during Harvard; Gabriella Gomez-Mont, a conduct of a think-tank Laboratorio Para La Ciudad; and a IT scientist Carlos Gershenson.

The teams will work on their proposals until October. Then a jury with an general and interdisciplinary combination will confirm that plan is a leader of a Audi Urban Future Award 2014 with esteem income of 100,000 euros.

The initial Audi Urban Future Award 4 years ago instituted an open sermon on civic mobility. In a second theatre Audi examined 5 cities and their specific problems; a winning entrance resulted in handling instructions for mobility in cities. What began as a routine though fixed conclusions leads to an bulletin for a civic mobility of a destiny in this year’s Award.

In a entrance months all a nominated foe entries will be documented in fact on a website of a Audi Urban Future Initiative (www.audi-urban-future.com). In blog contributions a group members will also demonstrate themselves and news on a standing of their projects in videos and simulations. “Many questions are still open, though we have intensely cultivatable team-work among group colleagues and are training something each day,” says designer Max Schwitalla, who aims to bond a Urban Tech Republic (UTR) on a site of Berlin Tegel Airport to several trade hubs in a German capital.