Innovations and developments in vehicle and mobile technologies are presenting a huge opportunity to tackle road safety, congestion, emissions, affordability and other transport challenges.
People are using smartphone apps to plan, book and pay for different types of journey, while connected vehicles and infrastructure promise to deliver cleaner, safer and more efficient travel.
A gradual shift from vehicle ownership to usership, particularly in urban areas, is creating a host of new shared or co-operative mobility options, including car sharing, bike sharing, ride-hailing, peer-to-peer (P2P) car rental and on-demand buses.
The BVRLA's work in this field focuses on three main aims:
1. Providing the skills needed to repair, service and maintain electric, connected and autonomous vehicles.
As vehicles become increasingly electric, connected and autonomous it is vital to ensure adequate access to the skills required to service, repair and maintain fleets.
As new shared mobility models appear the vehicles involved must be safe, legal and compliant.
More central policy support is needed to help local decision makers understand and deal with new and disruptive forms of mobility. With a more consistent and strategic approach, local authorities can work with central government to create a distinct vision for Mobility as a Service (MaaS) that sees them take the lead.