Mobility of the Future
The Research, Technology and Innovation Program for Mobility 2012–2020
Social, economic and technological changes are placing increasingly complicated demands on the transport system and its performance. New technologies and innovations can help support development of a more sustainable mobility system and are also important prerequisites for tackling major societal challenges including climate change, resource scarcity and demographic change. Therefore, the European Commission’s 2011 White Paper on Transportation identifies research, technology and innovation as key contributors to creating a competitive and sustainable transport system, which not only helps solve mobility challenges but also strengthens competitiveness in a major sector of Europe’s economy (€ 630 billion 1). The EC has therefore made mobility a fundamental pillar of Horizon 2020, the new European framework programme for research, technology and innovation.