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How to address a trend that is overarching and embraces many distinct addressees and disciplines such as Smart Mobility? What is happening behind the scenes? Often labeled as Intelligent Mobility, Mobility-as-a-Service or Mobility 4.0, and understood as autonomous driving or intermodal traffic management, Smart Mobility has many faces and focus areas depending on local contexts and needs. Decision makers in cities, rural areas and federal institutions now have the opportunity to prepare the ground so that everyone and everybody benefits. Smart Mobility, therefore, should be seen as a visionary and feasible offering that influences our present and our future – regardless of our budgets, capabilities, competences, and needs, regardless of where the demand is being generated and where it is being fulfilled.


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Flügge, B. (2017). Introduction. In: Flügge, B. (eds) Smart Mobility – Connecting Everyone. Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden.

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