On that note, BMW today opened its Centre of Urban Mobility Competence in Berlin and took opportunity to highlight its vision for electrification and urban mobility.
The plot is to be on the ground stump of a de-emphasis on personal car ownership, budge toward carsharing, land re-allocated for uses other than parking, plenty of charging infrastructure, and all complementary to public transit and even leasing bicycles.
This BMW outlined while
To date, DriveNow has added over 470,000 customers the last four years, mainly clustered in Germany, and this is just the start, says the carmaker.
To sum things BMW politely outlined, cities around the world are growing to densely packed, polluted centers where it’s tough to find parking and get around, and BMW wants to be at the heart of a change.
Its initiatives and the new Competence Centre opened today aim over the coming years to tackle problems that if nothing is done in this area them
Our long-term vision is for cities to offer an enhanced quality of life, in which more efficient organization of mobility solutions helps to start a new environment in which to live. The top priority of the Competence Centre is to safeguard mobility for all users at its current level at the very least. Deprivation or coercion are not an option. Instead, the types of mobility available will be improved and synchronized so effectively that public will adopt them as a logical consequence.
Today’s official start of operations at the BMW Competence Centre marks an earnest attempt toward that paradigm budge. BMW says it brings together a team of experts under one roof to work with cities
The 100 i3s in Germany and DriveNow are a first leg of the program of a plot mapped out through to 2020. These complement another fleet launched in May in London, and more plotted in Europe.
As for parking and charging initiatives, BMW speaks in stipulations that would get a sociologist’s attention of changing trends, synergy, and a virtual snowball effect as the lightbulb goes on that electrification and other ways are better.
Just car chargers for the carsharing i3s, says BMW, stands to start this synergy.
“This rapidly makes electric mobility visible and more easily accessible to local public, rotary it from a niche activity into an
Another huge concern is parking, which can be the worst part of traveling to a city, observes BMW. Clogged cities with exorbitant parking spaces and tickets for offenders is a problem as are the emissions associated with all those vehicles competing for the same space.
BMW’s vision is car sharing of non-emitting electric cars complementing existing public transportation, and elimination of as much need for real estate designated for parking.
“The quality of life in our increasingly densely populated cities can be improved significantly by putting public spaces to different use,” says BMW. “One way we can achieve this is
The vision that includes potential leasing bicycles, fewer privately owned vehicles, and eventually a more pleased environment conducive to productivity and enjoyment is not a new one.
BMW says but it is completely on board with it, and is working on solutions merging connectivity, rethinking all, and being there to sell its products and air force beyond bahn-attack Ultimate Pouring Machines.
“The company’s strategic roadmap runs up to 2020 and is clearly defined: the BMW Assemble aims to be the leading
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