Mobility patterns
Goal: The BMW Group will permanently change mobility patterns in selected metropolitan regions by 2020 through the introduction of integrated mobility services.

How is this goal realised in concrete terms?

The mobility of the future should be flexible, independent and environmentally-friendly, with options for sharing. The City2Share research project, coordinated by the BMW Group, is looking at how this might work in the future. Its main focus is on a variety of measures to reduce traffic in selected test areas of Munich and Hamburg – most importantly, installing and operating e-mobility stations with charging infrastructure, innovative sensors, IT solutions and diversified e-sharing options.

City2Share’s totally new approach combines multimodality, urban electromobility, autonomous driving, sharing and logistics in an effort to make public spaces more inviting. With the active participation of citizens, residents and retailers, concepts and solutions, as well as their impact, are discussed and implemented together.

In September 2018, following extensive remodelling, the first of four mobility stations was officially opened in Munich. The reconstruction of the Zenettiplatz plaza illustrates how street spaces can be used efficiently to give public areas a completely new and more appealing quality. The measure also underlines the fact that open spaces are a precious commodity in a growing city like Munich.

The underlying idea of the mobility stations is to make different mobility options and (e)-sharing systems available in metropolitan areas and link them to local public transport to create an attractive, flexible and environmentally-friendly mobility offering. This plays an important part in changing mobility patterns.