The future of sustainable mobility
As shown in the TomTom Traffic Index, the transition to EVs is key to achieving SDG 11. While the infrastructure around EVs is growing every day, we need to accelerate it.
Francisco Moreno, Head of Navigation for CARIAD (Volkswagen’s software division), spoke about the software company’s integrated digital cockpit designed to make it easier for EV drivers to find charging stations along their journey. It’s a product already empowered through partnership – TomTom’s data enhances the cockpit’s routing and navigational capabilities.
But this is just the start. We need to continue the upward growth as more drivers commit to electric vehicles – they want their investment to last. As Francisco admitted in the webinar, “We must maintain and monitor EV infrastructure closely.”
Ben Stabler, Vice President of Product Management Mobility, PTV Group, who specializes in software solutions for transport logistics and mobility, shared how modeling and simulation software can help us understand traffic patterns, test new ideas for infrastructure and learn about their impact on emissions and sustainability.
For example, if you transition from diesel to EV buses, you’re going to “want to figure out where you’re putting your charge locations to optimize the service to reduce costs, emissions and energy use.” Simulation software will enable you to perform the analysis and figure out the best locations.
TomTom provides data for PTV Group to create maps that allow users to simulate sustainable scenarios. If organizations then worked with companies like PTV Group, we could better design EV-focused infrastructure throughout our cities.