“Freedom Instead of Owning”

GPSM Panel Discussions at New Mobility World, IAA Frankfurt

That the IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) will eventually become a mobility show instead of a car trade show was one of the conclusions of the panel discussion “Sustainable Mobility through Digital Solutions” with Isabel Flores (ally), Florian Schimandl (Smartlane), Thomas Friderich (moovel) and Stephan Leppler (InnoZ). Innovative solutions might have the impact to lead a change, allowing a demand-driven planning of Transport.

Panel-IAAThe panel “Sharing mobility for greener cities and more living space” revealed that sharing a private car is not only a working model for western countries, but could also applied in developing and emerging countries as Malte Behrendt (private carsharing Tamyca) pointed out. Heiko Balsmayer (sustainable mobility association VCD) explained the importance of modal shift opportunities to make sharing models work. Valerian Seither (eMio scooter sharing) emphasised that the new status symbol is freedom rather than owning a car.

The German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility (GPSM) hosted two panels on Sharing Mobility and Sustainable Mobility through Digital Solutions at the New Mobility World of the IAA. Together with other innovative actors, GPSM presented the network and sustainable mobility concepts made in Germany with a booth in the Urban Solutions Market.

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