Saving 15 Million Tonnes of CO2 through the Introduction of DRT: EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, South 2022 Retrospective


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380,000 on-demand vehicles could replace 12 million private cars in Germany. This would result in a CO2 saving of approximately 15 million tonnes per year – 10 per cent of the total CO2 emissions emitted annually by traffic in Germany.

These exciting findings from the ioki study on “Public Mobility in Germany” were highlighted in Alina Schuprin and Anna Filby’s presentation at EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, South 2022, demonstrating the powerful use of data in the analysis of mobility circumstances. Pointing out the potential for improvement, ioki’s detailed data-driven analysis of the quality of public transport in Germany revealed that:

  1. The quality of conventional public transport services declines sharply from urban centres to rural areas
  2. New mobility offers such as shared scooters and DRT are predominantly concentrated in densely populated urban areas
  3. There is a clear correlation between car use and public transport quality

The response to this study in Germany – having been quoted by national television news service “Tagesschau” – has been overwhelming, and ioki will be conducting more of these studies for other European countries, including the UK.

Alina and Anna explained how mobility analytics consulting services can help local authorities, transport operators and other stakeholders (in urban and rural regions alike) achieve their climate goals through new public mobility offers, what role DRT solutions play in this context and why autonomous transport will be an increasingly important building block in the development of sustainable public transport. They subsequently hosted deeper dive roundtable sessions around the theme, “Can demand responsive transport help reduce congestion (and poor air quality) by reducing the use of private cars in the UK?”

If you satisfy our regular delegate qualification criteria but were unable to join us on March 30th for the live in-person event at Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” (located at the bottom of the post) to receive a unique link enabling free access to the presentation video recordings and slides (including the film footage and slides from Alina and Anna’s initial presentation).

Those qualifying to receive the rich presentation content from this event include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from: local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public and private transport operators/service providers; sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; road operators and highways authorities; freight and logistics operators; airports and port operators; vehicle manufacturers; energy providers; potential partners from industry (e.g. retail, construction, manufacturing and waste management sectors) and healthcare; DfT, Defra, EA, BEIS, DHSC and supporting national agencies; prime contractors etc.

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EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, South 2022

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to improve urban air quality and drive down emissions and air pollution in our cities and regions.


   London, UK

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Brightly Software
ioki - a DB company
Marston Holdings

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