Future city – Human movement

This time the assignment was ‘The city of the Future’. Thinking about the aspects of today’s city that will stay and what will be new in that city. I tried to look at it from the sector perspective and I have been looking in every sector what I think the city of the future is gone be.

Human movement
A car used to be a symbol of freedom, independence and wealth. In the world of now this symbol has already changed and is even going to change more in de future. Today the car is looked at like an expensive burden and an obligation. There will be more movements like the Toogethr and car sharing to save the environment.

– Future Technical Foundation
At the internet I found a article of the future of technique, mainly about the future of movement. In this article I read a few predictions that gave me a nice picture of how the future of human movement is going to look like. A few of the most outstanding facts where that the consumer is not probably to own a vehicle themselves anymore. And Digital journey assistants and smart agents will make traveling even more easy.
In 2040 a driver’s license is not likely needed anymore. At least not to drive the car since the cars will not need a driver anymore and will operate whit out your acting. They will think for themselves and you can take a nap while driving to Paris or where in the world you would like to go. At least you will not be standing in the file because of trucks, since the main roads for transport will be underground. The cities are getting more crowded and space is running out. The most likely choice will be to build under (or over) the city.
– Toogethr – Carpool App
Toogethr is an app for the driver and the passenger. In the app you can look for a drive that fits your destination and ride along. The driver decides if he want you to cover costs and you can look the driver of passenger up at the social media, because this is linked. In the app you can look at preferences such as if you would like to talk, want to hear music or smoke. Isn’t your road online yet. Tooghethr sends you an email when it is available.
This app is a signal that the car sharing will grow to save the environment and also spend less on transportations.
– Car sharing
In the city of the future we will not own a car. Cars are owned by a community. The marketplace matches owners of cars that are available to other drivers to rent. This is from the city of care sharing. They predict a increasing car ownership and a growing sharing of recourses.

Why I think it is cool?
I think it is cool that the ways we transport are changing that much. I think the changes are part of the trend sharification and are a way of telling us that we want to share the recourses that are available in the world. We want to save the environment and create a better future for the ones after us. The world is getting more crowded every day and the cities are getting fuller. That is why we need to think more space efficient. This is something we also see in the other sectors.

The world as we know it will get more automatically and practical. The cars of the future will be able to communicate with the world around and our gadgets such as our phones. The world will get easier because the machines will take over a lot of our actions. This links to the trend where we want to make the world easier and practical for ourselves. With all the new concepts that they realize and the little time we have we like it if the world does a lot for us.

Model Felce and Perry (2005): Material welbeing, transport.

Sources: http://stt.nl/projecten/superintelligent-vervoer/toekomstbeelden-vervoer/


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