However, solving urban traffic problems is not just about transporting people. Constantly increasing e-commerce – trading via the Internet – has contributed to the fact that the transport of goods and merchandise is now responsible for 15 percent of local emissions. The
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helps prevent parked vans from blocking roads. The fully electric delivery vehicle, equipped with autonomous Level 4 driving functions, can autonomously search for a parking space or drive up to the next delivery point even without a driver on board. This not only noticeably reduces the load on scarce traffic areas, but also on parcel carriers.
Wolf-Henning Scheider: “’Next Generation Mobility’ is not about the question of whether individual transport has a future or which type of mobility will prevail. If people and goods are to be mobile on a sustainable basis, existing conditions need to be built on to find an individually suitable solution. The right “modal split” and the networking of the various modes of transport will be the signatures of a new urban mobility. The routes to achieve this are manifold. ZF's solutions and technologies are geared to this diversity.”