– on the way to mobility 3.0


According to UN estimates, by 2050 almost 70 percent of the world’s population will live in large metropolises. Over 80 percent of the world’s gross product will be generated in cities. Therefore, an efficient transport is necessary. On the other hand, polluted air, crowded streets, traffic jams and obsolete infrastructure in many places are challenges that must be met.

Electric vehicles, autonomous driving, digital communication between all road participants and new mobility services are essential factors needed to make communication in cities more efficient, clean and more user-friendly.

The new mobility model includes the development of technology in the field of energy storage and the widespread use of electric vehicles. In future visions, vehicle management and control will take place with the increasing use of digital technologies, as well as the ever-increasing degree of traffic automation, including fully automatic. It is also assumed that in the future one of the elements of the e-mobility ecosystem in cities will be smart energy networks connected to electric vehicles. Factors accelerating development of the concept are:

  • advances in car propulsion technologies and automatic driving technologies,

  • use of lighter materials with higher resistance for car construction elements,

  • development of the Internet of Things and communication systems,

  • changes in residents’ preferences and behavior. Speed of the latter will depend on the success of development of solutions based on both car-sharing and car-pooling. The key to disseminating these solutions is to ensure availability of transport means in these systems in time and space.

Innovative technologies change the ways in which companies design and build cars. Electric drives and drives that use fuel cells offer higher efficiency, consume less energy and emit less exhaust. New, lightweight materials allow car manufacturers to reduce weight of vehicles without compromising on passenger safety.

Further breakthrough inventions are bringing us closer to the introduction of autonomous vehicles to everyday use. More and more often we hear that cars that do not need drivers will soon become everyday life. We are already seeing a rapid progress in the field of “cars connected to the network” – innovations that integrate communication techniques and the Internet of Things, enable to provide drivers with extremely valuable and useful services. Vehicles equipped with electronic control modules and sensors for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-infrastructure (V2I) communication can actively suggest a different route in order to avoid dangerous situations on the road, and even call for help when an accident occurs. Soon, cars will be routinely equipped with systems that give them precise information about their location relative to other vehicles and about potential danger so that they will be able to avoid accidents.­

At the same time, young people and city inhabitants are leaning towards a mobility model based on fees for real use instead of acquiring property, which completely undermines the current consumption model based on owning cars. As shown by the results of international research, with a radical change in the mobility model, which consists of switching from private car ownership model to the so-called shared mobility will allow to achieve a significant reduction of CO2 emissions (by 1/3) and increase of free parking space in cities.

Leading topic of the expert debate will be technological and social innovations in the transport of the future. During the discussion, the invited experts/scientists will present forecasts related to the ways of movement and will assess the impact of the changing situation on the development of automotive industry, finances, fuel and energy policy and social life. They will also try to explain in which direction the transformation of personal mobility system is heading.

The event will be accompanied by exhibition of innovative solutions, including presentation of effects of four projects carried out by scientists from the Silesian University of Technology in cooperation with international partners:

ERANET Elektromobility



Models and methods of evaluation and optimization of electric bus charging:: a project implemented in a German-Polish partnership, aimed at helping carriers implementing passenger transport in urban transport in deciding on the optimal implementation of electric rolling stock for existing lines and timetables.

The project was implemented from the resources of the National Center for Research and Development.

Cactus Elektromobility2

ERANET Transport III Future Travelling


A Platform to Analyse and Foster the Use of Green Travelling Options


The project was implemented in a Spanish-Polish-Turkish partnership, the main purpose of which was to create tools to support travelers in the selection of an environment-friendly means of transport and support local authorities in determining the right directions of sustainable transport development in a given area.

The project was implemented from the resources of the National Center for Research and Development.


ERANET CoFund Electric Mobility Europe

Electric travelling

Platform to suport the implementation of elektromobility in Smart Cities based on ICT applications:


The project was implemented in a Spanish-Polish-Hungarian-Dutch partnership. Aim of the Electric Traveling project is to facilitate implementation and further development of electromobility (e-mobility) in urban and suburban areas. Project outcomes will provide the right ICT tools to identify intelligent e-mobility solutions tailored to specific urban or suburban areas, and facilitate the introduction of electrc vehicles (EVs) and required charging stations in existing transport infrastructure. The project will help travelers in choosing a travel mode (including electric vehicles) and routes (using ICT applications) and will support local authorities in determining the appropriate directions for development of e-mobility.

The project was implemented from the resources of the National Center for Research and Development.



ERANET Transport III

Inteligenta platforma do integracji, zarządzania oraz wsparcia pierwszej i ostatniej mili w łańcuchach dostaw:



Project implemented in a Spanish-Polish-Turkish partnership. Its goal is to develop a set of innovative tools to support the first/last mile of multimodal transport and to create a choice of environmentally friendly means of transport.

The project was implemented from the resources of the National Center for Research and Development.

Era-net transport