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Future Intelligent Mobility for Sustainable Living

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The digital era is evolving and offering incredible technical opportunities. Such incentives are focused on the ever more sophisticated electronic communication of individuals, places and objects linked to the powerful capacity to collect and process data. The urban landscape has shifted to a new paradigm, called intelligent cities, in recent times. The definition of the intelligent city exists in a complex urban environment that involves multiple facilities, human actions, technology, systems of society, politics and economics. The construction of intelligent cities requires careful consideration of different aspects of intelligent planning, such as infrastructure, growth, transport and also safety, which is one of the most important concerns for experts in the field. Smart Mobility is often highlighted as a key system without which the Smart City could not be sustainable. In the sense of intelligent mobility / movement in cities and beyond, a variety of smart technologies have been evaluated and introduced. Many of these solutions are IT-based and include vehicle navigation systems, e-parking, e-tickets, signaling for information mobility, demand-responsive transport, car sharing, bike sharing, live monitoring of public transport, and many more. Future mobility can be transformed by new models including new methods of farming control, new evolution of business models for ownership and use, mobile devices to enable and motivate people, and disincentives for unnecessary transportation activities. Many research organizations have identified the possibilities offered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and its effects on the growth of communication, and interconnectivity between different devices. Electronic devices in society number in the trillions and can be linked through the use of any network with digital sensors [1]. The number of currently connected devices is 13.4 billion and this will rise in coming years, with urban population growth reaching nearly 2.5 billion people in urban areas and road traffic growth exceeding 1.2 billion cars by 2050 according to research carried out by 2020 [2].

Intelligent Mobility is one of the core pillars of Smart Cities. Intelligent mobility brings new opportunities in terms of progress. But what does intelligent mobility really mean? Within this collection, the issue will be discussed, as at present there is a lack of agreement on intelligent cities and a lack of literature to provide a sense of intelligent urban mobility. Intelligent mobility is a structural urban planning paradigm focused on the utilization of individual, collective and technical resources to improve the planning and prosperity of urban environments. This Research Topic examines the initiatives surrounding smart mobility and the challenges for smart cities with connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), and highlights the literature that supports the importance of CAVs as part of the intelligent mobility system [3]. Efficient resources using the smart solutions for quality of life is the main goal for sustainable development and future cities. One of the key objectives of sustainable living is to reduce environmental impacts through the adaptation of methods of transportation and energy consumption. Different smart mobility solutions require different types of technologies ranging from the most basic to the most specialized, and not all solutions will help to achieve all the benefits promised by smart mobility. The main goal of this research is to evaluate some of the functional consequences of the current strategy. Indeed, an integrated and comprehensive technological architecture should be expected to fit mobility needs in relation to potential transport solutions.

The sustainability of intelligent transport networks has become increasingly relevant in recent years, largely due to growing concerns over environmental problems and climate change. The vision of this Research Topic is to enhance the mobility of individuals and goods within a city which, in turn, generates six benefits: reduction of traffic, reduction in travel time, reduction in travel costs, reduction of emissions, reduction of noise pollution and increased safety during travel. This research will discuss the concept of----
• Intelligent urban mobility to improve economic efficiency, the well-being of citizens, and environmental health
• Methods with which Connected vehicles can communicate with their surroundings and share information in effective way
• Efficient, attractive and sustainable cities
• Safe mobility of vehicles and pedestrians in smart cities
• Congestion free routing for faster service and safe mobility
• Identification of the innovations in the mobility value chain and roadmap
• The current mobility challenges faced by cities and potential solutions

This seeks to incorporate intelligent and sustainable paradigms into a shared structure for the growth of smart mobility.

[1] Jha, Ravi Shankar, and Priti Ranjan Sahoo. "INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)–ENABLER FOR CONNECTING WORLD." ICT for Competitive Strategies: Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Competitive Strategies (ICTCS 2019), December 13th-14th, 2019, Udaipur, India. CRC Press, 2020.
[2] Heleta, Savo, and Tohiera Bagus. "Sustainable development goals and higher education: leaving many behind." Higher Education (2020): 1-15.
[3] Šurdonja, Sanja, Tullio Giuffrè, and Aleksandra Deluka-Tibljaš. "Smart mobility solutions–necessary precondition for a well-functioning smart city." Transportation research procedia 45 (2020): 604-611.


Keywords: Intelligent Transport, Urban Mobility, Sustainable Living, Intelligent Cities, smart cities


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

The digital era is evolving and offering incredible technical opportunities. Such incentives are focused on the ever more sophisticated electronic communication of individuals, places and objects linked to the powerful capacity to collect and process data. The urban landscape has shifted to a new paradigm, called intelligent cities, in recent times. The definition of the intelligent city exists in a complex urban environment that involves multiple facilities, human actions, technology, systems of society, politics and economics. The construction of intelligent cities requires careful consideration of different aspects of intelligent planning, such as infrastructure, growth, transport and also safety, which is one of the most important concerns for experts in the field. Smart Mobility is often highlighted as a key system without which the Smart City could not be sustainable. In the sense of intelligent mobility / movement in cities and beyond, a variety of smart technologies have been evaluated and introduced. Many of these solutions are IT-based and include vehicle navigation systems, e-parking, e-tickets, signaling for information mobility, demand-responsive transport, car sharing, bike sharing, live monitoring of public transport, and many more. Future mobility can be transformed by new models including new methods of farming control, new evolution of business models for ownership and use, mobile devices to enable and motivate people, and disincentives for unnecessary transportation activities. Many research organizations have identified the possibilities offered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and its effects on the growth of communication, and interconnectivity between different devices. Electronic devices in society number in the trillions and can be linked through the use of any network with digital sensors [1]. The number of currently connected devices is 13.4 billion and this will rise in coming years, with urban population growth reaching nearly 2.5 billion people in urban areas and road traffic growth exceeding 1.2 billion cars by 2050 according to research carried out by 2020 [2].

Intelligent Mobility is one of the core pillars of Smart Cities. Intelligent mobility brings new opportunities in terms of progress. But what does intelligent mobility really mean? Within this collection, the issue will be discussed, as at present there is a lack of agreement on intelligent cities and a lack of literature to provide a sense of intelligent urban mobility. Intelligent mobility is a structural urban planning paradigm focused on the utilization of individual, collective and technical resources to improve the planning and prosperity of urban environments. This Research Topic examines the initiatives surrounding smart mobility and the challenges for smart cities with connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), and highlights the literature that supports the importance of CAVs as part of the intelligent mobility system [3]. Efficient resources using the smart solutions for quality of life is the main goal for sustainable development and future cities. One of the key objectives of sustainable living is to reduce environmental impacts through the adaptation of methods of transportation and energy consumption. Different smart mobility solutions require different types of technologies ranging from the most basic to the most specialized, and not all solutions will help to achieve all the benefits promised by smart mobility. The main goal of this research is to evaluate some of the functional consequences of the current strategy. Indeed, an integrated and comprehensive technological architecture should be expected to fit mobility needs in relation to potential transport solutions.

The sustainability of intelligent transport networks has become increasingly relevant in recent years, largely due to growing concerns over environmental problems and climate change. The vision of this Research Topic is to enhance the mobility of individuals and goods within a city which, in turn, generates six benefits: reduction of traffic, reduction in travel time, reduction in travel costs, reduction of emissions, reduction of noise pollution and increased safety during travel. This research will discuss the concept of----
• Intelligent urban mobility to improve economic efficiency, the well-being of citizens, and environmental health
• Methods with which Connected vehicles can communicate with their surroundings and share information in effective way
• Efficient, attractive and sustainable cities
• Safe mobility of vehicles and pedestrians in smart cities
• Congestion free routing for faster service and safe mobility
• Identification of the innovations in the mobility value chain and roadmap
• The current mobility challenges faced by cities and potential solutions

This seeks to incorporate intelligent and sustainable paradigms into a shared structure for the growth of smart mobility.

[1] Jha, Ravi Shankar, and Priti Ranjan Sahoo. "INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)–ENABLER FOR CONNECTING WORLD." ICT for Competitive Strategies: Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Competitive Strategies (ICTCS 2019), December 13th-14th, 2019, Udaipur, India. CRC Press, 2020.
[2] Heleta, Savo, and Tohiera Bagus. "Sustainable development goals and higher education: leaving many behind." Higher Education (2020): 1-15.
[3] Šurdonja, Sanja, Tullio Giuffrè, and Aleksandra Deluka-Tibljaš. "Smart mobility solutions–necessary precondition for a well-functioning smart city." Transportation research procedia 45 (2020): 604-611.


Keywords: Intelligent Transport, Urban Mobility, Sustainable Living, Intelligent Cities, smart cities


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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