ReMo’s A Policy Path to Achieving Europe’s Green Digital Revolution with Sustainable, Smart and Seamless Mobility  will be released soon. 

The Digital Mobility Package

A First Step in the Digital Mobility Transition

The European Union aims to reduce transport sector emissions by 90% by 2050, as set out in the European Commission’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy and the European Green Deal.

This goal is possible—but only with bold policies and targeted investment in a green digital transition across Europe’s transport systems. To achieve such an ambitious—and essential—target, all private and public sector mobility innovators must play their part in shaping the future of mobility across Europe.
The Digital Mobility Package can keep the door open to even more ambitious mobility policies in future

The European Commission’s forthcoming Digital Mobility Package will address some of the key market and technical challenges associated with the ticketing and payment aspects of long-distance mobility services. It will be a critical first step in reshaping European mobility market regulation, competition, and digital integration in a way that benefits people, mobility businesses and the planet. Although it will be an important and transformative policy package, the Digital Mobility Package on its own is unlikely to be sufficient to tackle the fundamental unsustainability and oil dependency of the European Union’s mobility systems, unhealthy competition dynamics, the risks of monopolistic service platforms emerging, or the uneven distribution of mobility innovation throughout European member states, regions, and cities.

The European Commission must ensure that the Digital Mobility Package keeps the door open for even more ambitious and specific policy goals in the future. This can be achieved by: 

  • The European Commission convening a roundtable of industry, civil society, trade associations and academics to determine what actions and interventions are needed beyond the Digital Mobility Package.
  • Including a review clause in the forthcoming Multimodal Digital Mobility Service proposal that would allow for a new Mobility as a Service Directive, potentially based on an impact assessment.
  • Ensuring that the European Mobility Data Space Communication specifically references Mobility as a Service as a goal and sets out a diverse stakeholder engagement programme.
Future Policies that can Enable Systems-Level Change

In our forthcoming issue brief, A Policy Path to Achieving Europe’s Green Digital Revolution with Sustainable, Smart and Seamless Mobility, the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility (ReMo) shows how the European Union can take bold action in three key policy areas to enable the private and public sectors to unlock the full potential of digital transformation and catalyze a green transition to a connected, cooperative, and autonomous mobility (CCAM) transportation network. To “shift the existing paradigm of incremental change to fundamental transformation”—as the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy puts it—the EU could take bold action in at least three key policy areas in the near future:

  1. Develop a new Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Directive that comprehensively incentivizes the availability and uptake of zero-emission multimodal digital mobility services and sets a minimum European standard for digitized, integrated, and sustainable mobility services that people actually want to use.
  2. Mandate regulatory sandboxing and knowledge capture, to test emerging mobility technologies in controlled pilots and measure and share learnings broadly across EU member states; and
  3. Support open and interoperable, industry-led neutral data standards, as part of the forthcoming European Mobility and Energy Data Spaces.

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