Mobility needs holistic solutions

There are many new mobility concepts. The parcel drones and hyperloops of this world are just the tip of the iceberg. And they all have one thing in common: they only deal with how either a person or a product can be moved from A to B. But what about going on to C and then to D? Many new ideas, similar to the old ones, reach their limits at this point. Future-oriented ideas would have to answer the transportation question in their entirety and not only partially.

The future is supermodal

There lies a lot of potential at the interconnection between the different systems, which currently remains unutilized, even by the many "future prove ideas". Our approach, to leveraging this potential, would be a system that goes beyond mere intermodality to create a concept of supermodal mobility as a system of standardized EXO units in a predefined grid compatible with different carriers. This allows a seamless transition between road, rail and air traffic, shipping, cable cars and lifts. The elements can be designed for passenger and freight traffic and are intended for both public transport and individual travel.

Bring ideas on track

The railway can play a pioneering role in the development of future mobility. Although it’s public visibility is relatively low, the industry has the potential to lead the mobility revolution. Recently, I spoke to industry leaders at the annual reception of the Austrian railway industry about our analysis of the current situation, the potential for innovation in the transportation sector and, above all, the opportunities for the future. In the subsequent panel discussion, the main focus was on how these possibilities can be made visible and used optimally. Because that's what shaping the future is ultimately about.