Volkswagen: With "Shared Mobility" into the future

The desire for clean, traffic-congested metropolises is a clock and a signpost. The self-propelled Robo-Taxi will offer taxi and driving services in the future and can be called by smartphone.

People want to be mobile. The current trend is towards car sharing. More and more vendors are on the market. Especially in large cities the inhabitants use the public transport and drive a car only for certain purposes. But also car sharing in the conventional sense will be a thing of the past in the foreseeable future.

The citizens want clean, traffic-calmed streets and cities - and not just in Germany. As a result, mobility services such as car services and carpooling will play a very independent role in the future. For example, Volkswagen is pushing ahead with the expansion of mobility services, such as the provision of transport services, and is consolidating them into a new digital brand. With Moia, Europe's largest car group wants to become a leading supplier in the coming years.
The VW Conceptual Design for Autonomous Driving «Sedric» will take place on March 6, 2017 in Geneva at the Volkswagen AG (VW) Group Evening. 


What is "Moia"?
The automotive industry is undergoing rapid change . "In the big agglomerations around the world, there is an ever-growing trend away from being a mere owner to sharing mobility as well as mobility on demand," said Volkswagen strategy manager Thomas Sedran. "Even if no one will have their own car in the future, we want to help with Moia that everyone can be a customer of our company in one way or another," added Matthias Matthias.
The keyword is "E-Hailing". This includes driving, ride-sharing and shuttle services. So taxi and driving services, which can be called by smartphone such as Gett, an Israeli start-up, in which VW has bought itself for 300 million dollars. Digital and networked mobility services are becoming increasingly important.
In a few years the mobility company Moia is to offer new transport services. Users of similar apps can already book in more than 100 cities around the world via smartphone rides, delivery services or logistics services.
Further innovations in the context of mobility services and shared mobility will in future be used in the area of ​​autonomous vehicles. Volkswagen recently presented a new prototype at the Autosalon in Geneva. The electric car developed by corporate research without steering wheel, pedals and cockpit is to serve as a pioneer. Several billions are invested in the core technology of autonomous driving.
In the area of ​​shared mobility, many people are getting shining eyes. Not just technology enthusiasts, the manufacturers are also fascinated. Why? It's about a billion-dollar market. The future of cars is to offer individual mobility. Without people having their own car on the parking space.
"E-Hailing", ie the calling or booking of a driving service via smart app, will soon not be confined to conventional petrol engines or electric cars with the rented driver - similar to the taxi. Whoever calls a vehicle will one day see a robotic taxi in front of the door.

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