Towards "Vision 2030" for buses and coaches

A vision for buses and coaches in an increasingly digitalized, accessible, and connected mobility chain

Buses and coaches are the most dynamic part of an inclusive and competitive door-to-door public mobility chain. Together, buses, coaches, and taxis form the largest commercial mobility and travel provider, after the private car.

Yet, in recent years, innovation came forcefully to the forefront of policy and industry discussions in all its guises: innovation in terms of new mobility patterns, new services, and new business models, brought about by digital transportation intermediaries/platforms, driverless vehicles, new propulsion systems, and mobility as a service platforms. It is therefore crucial that the organised bus and coach industry anticipates and develops a coherent joint vision on what the role and place of buses and coaches might be in the increasingly dynamic and digitalised future mobility chain, to complement and modernize the already existing vision.

The main objectives of this study are:

  • the identification of the most relevant and important megatrends (external and internal) in relation to: (a) (passenger) mobility in general and (b) bus and coach business and use, in particular

  • potential impacts of these megatrends on bus and coach business and use

  • the elaboration of working scenarios regarding the evolution of the three main bus and coach market segments

  • an outline of a potential “Vision 2030” for buses and coaches in an increasingly digitalized, accessible, and connected mobility chain

  • the presentation of these findings to IRU, its stakeholders and third parties.

reports

no report available yet 

period

2016 - 2017

funded by

IRU

Researchers

Sven Maerivoet

contact

Sven Maerivoet

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reference: 16036