Smart Mobility Adoption: A Review of the Literature

Can Bıyık, Ahmad Abareshi, Alexander Paz, Rosa Arce Ruiz, Rosaria Battarra, Christopher D. F. Rogers, Carmen Lizarraga

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Traffic congestion and air pollution continue to be serious concerns, especially in large cities, and going forward, this is not sustainable. Urban transport around the world is facing challenges, such as air pollution and inefficient use of resources, that often inhibit economic development. Simply building more roads cannot address such challenges. There is a need to integrate the urban infrastructure through smart connectivity. Smart mobility, as a vital cornerstone of a smart city, will potentially reduce traffic jams, commuting times, and road crashes and create an opportunity for passengers to customize their journeys. In fact, planning smart mobility solutions is among the top challenges for large cities around the world. It involves a set of deliberate actions backed by sophisticated technologies. The different elements and dimensions that characterize smart mobility are investigated to depict the overall picture surrounding the smart mobility domain. Additionally, the trends, opportunities, and threats inherent to smart mobility are addressed. There are four segments of smart mobility that are highlighted in this paper: intelligent transport systems, open data, big data analytics, and citizen engagement. These segments are all inter-related and play a crucial role in the successful implementation of smart mobility.
Original languageEnglish
Article number146
JournalJournal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2021


  • cities
  • opportunities
  • smart mobility
  • trends


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