Major changes are immi­nent in the mobil­i­ty sec­tor. With autonomous and net­worked vehi­cles, aer­i­al drones, hyper­loops, hydro­gen, elec­tric and hybrid dri­ves, a num­ber of new tech­nolo­gies are avail­able to rad­i­cal­ly change our mobil­i­ty habits.

But where the jour­ney will go in the future and which tech­nolo­gies will ulti­mate­ly pre­vail seems unclear. At the same time, the aim is to reduce CO2 emis­sions and the con­sump­tion of ener­gy and space through streets and park­ing lots; All of this against the back­ground of increas­ing traf­fic vol­umes and the goal of enabling mobil­i­ty for every­one. What cul­tur­al changes will this devel­op­ment process trig­ger? What will be the future role of pub­lic trans­port sys­tem and how will it change people’s usage behavior?

ACADEMIA SUPERIOR and Die Fab­rikan­ten from Linz orga­nized a pan­el dis­cus­sion with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Upper Aus­tri­an mobil­i­ty indus­try on these ques­tions. Chris­tine Haber­lan­der, chair­woman of ACADEMIA SUPERIOR, com­ments: “There is no such thing as ‘one’ solu­tion. In the province of Upper Aus­tria, the dis­cus­sion must be open­ly in order to find a vision for Upper Austria’s mobil­i­ty in the year 2040/50”.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of FACC AG, voestalpine AG, Fro­nius Inter­na­tion­al GmbH, Energie­in­sti­tuts an der JKU Linz, KTM Tech­nolo­gies GmbH, Miba eMo­bil­i­ty GmbH, FH Oberöster­re­ich, ÖAMTC OÖ und Stern Hold­ing GmbH took part in the discussion.

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