Plattform Economy and Autonomous Mobility Solutions: Key Characteristics

Level: Master Thesis

Modeling and Mapping Key Characteristics of Autonomous Mobility Solutions within the Platform Economy Framework


Autonomous mobility solutions are gradually making their way to both urban and rural infrastructures, paving a new path towards innovative solutions. By providing novel services like MaaS and carpooling, autonomous vehicles are set to take the center stage for new mobility. Given this development, even more disruptive technologies and use cases will emerge. With the smart urban infrastructure consisting of a wide variety of sensors and fast interconnectivity (5G), diverse and abundant data sources will be available for research, practice and policy maker. V2X connectivity and smart infrastructure leverage services in the area of multimodal transport, traffic, maps & navigation, parking, safety and payment. Those innovations create room for novel HMI solutions, new mobility solution providers and many other potential actors. 

Thus, connecting those diverse stakeholders involved in those mobility solutions will also play an important role for a successful transformation. Namely. it will be vital for platform-based mobility solution providers to understand the needs of not only the end user, but also those of other similar providers. A mapping of different platform solution providers may create new paradigms and solutions within mobility. 

In order to demonstrate the practicability of such approaches, a systematic review encapsulating different emerging disruptive technologies is desired, including use cases and regulations that emerge with cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM). Analyzing key features and modeling processes of selected use cases such as vehicle on demand, smart parking or GLOSA services, by including their functioning within respective stakeholders involved will be a key to develop and embed autonomous mobility solutions in our everyday lives.

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