Given the competing demands for the use of public space and their impact on livability and accessibility, the City of Amsterdam, like large metropolitan areas all over the world, is urgently seeking new mobility solutions. The goal is to shift people out of cars towards public transport, walking and cycling to keep cities livable and citizens healthy and mobile.

Recent developments in ICT, the increasing availability of real-time traffic data, and the full-scale adoption of smartphones are creating new opportunities for seamless multi-modal Urban Mobility services for citizens: connecting shared mobility, public transportation, ‘autonomous’ cars, and bikes. In Amsterdam, the increased availability of mobility data about people exploring the city by walking or cycling offers better insights for (re-)designing public space, making better use of existing infrastructure for better flows of people.

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New EU program Urban Mobility

Smart Urban Mobility

The municipality of Amsterdam and AMS Institute are part of the winning consortium Mobilus (Mobility for Liveable Urban Spaces) that will be developing a European innovation program on the topic of urban mobility.

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Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

Amsterdam gets world’s first fleet of autonomous boats.

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Noord/Zuidlijn

Smart Urban Mobility

The Noord Zuid metro line as a large infrastructure project has the potential to add value to the city and change the way it works. What is its impact on accessibility, development in the area, economy and public space for the city and urban area?

AMS Institute works on the theme of Smart Urban Mobility and aims to find solutions on the following topics:

  • MaaS and public transport: User-driven Mobility as a Service concepts and innovative public transport solutions to make going from A to B as seamless as possible.
  • Active Modes: Bike and pedestrian flows and prototypes crowd monitoring tools to create safe and pleasurable experiences for both visitors and citizens
  • Autonomy: Driverless vehicles, both on the street and in the water and their impact on urban design to create a better quality of life.
  • Mobility hubs: Points in the urban and mobility network that combine various activities to realize more efficient movement of people and goods in an attractive and accessible urban environment.
  • Data: New ways of collecting and fusing data from various sources with different scales, times and granularity to find new patterns, connection and proof for mobility solutions.

Celebrating the 5-year anniversary of AMS Institute, we are launching a series of long-reads. In attempt to untangle the urban challenges, celebrate successes, collaborations, steps forward, solutions we worked on and the impact we've created over the past 5 years - together with our partners. Read our long read on Smart Urban Mobility here or get a quick overview from this infographic:

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The number of people visiting, living and working in Amsterdam continues to rise and big events such as EURO2020 and SAIL2020 will have a significant impact on the city.

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With our Smart Urban Mobility projects, among others exploring the implementation of autonomous vehicles like Roboat and Olli or the impact of the Noord-Zuid lijn, we aim to keep the city liveable and accessible.

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Move 2020

Smart Urban Mobility

11 & 12 Feb

How are emerging technologies contributing to society? Will autonomy benefit smaller communities? How can we make sure that these transitions are done smoothly and safely?

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The quest for mobility solutions

Smart Urban Mobility

We don’t need to look that far in the future to see the mobility challenges of Amsterdam. The number of people visiting, living and working in Amsterdam continues to rise and big events such as EURO2020 and SAIL2020 will have a significant impact.

News

How do new services impact mobility?

Smart Urban Mobility

How do new mobility services, like Uber and ViaVan, impact conventional public transport? The CriticalMaaS project will

News

How do new services impact mobility?

Smart Urban Mobility

How do new mobility services, like Uber and ViaVan, impact conventional public transport? The CriticalMaaS project will

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CriticalMaaS

Smart Urban Mobility

The shared economy can revolutionize urban mobility by blurring the traditional division between private and public transport, shifting from traditional ownership models, towards more flexible on-demand services: Mobility as a Service (MaaS).

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Collab to test autonomous vehicles

Smart Urban Mobility

Could self-driving cars offer solutions for Amsterdam's mobility challenges? A 3-month pilot with Olli, an autonomous ve

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Meaningful Human Control

Smart Urban Mobility

What does the self-driving car mean for human responsibility? The ''Meaningful Human Control'' project promotes innovation in self-driving cars in a responsible way.

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Meaningful Human Control

Smart Urban Mobility

What does the self-driving car mean for human responsibility? The ''Meaningful Human Control'' project promotes innovation in self-driving cars in a responsible way.

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SCRIPTS

Smart Urban Mobility

Travelers use personalized and self-organized public transport solutions while services and systems continue to rapidly change. Research is underway to foresee future demand-driven transportation and improve inevitable change for all parties.

Event

Move 2020

Smart Urban Mobility

11 & 12 Feb

How are emerging technologies contributing to society? Will autonomy benefit smaller communities? How can we make sure that these transitions are done smoothly and safely?

Event

Move 2020

Smart Urban Mobility

11 & 12 Feb

How are emerging technologies contributing to society? Will autonomy benefit smaller communities? How can we make sure that these transitions are done smoothly and safely?

News

The quest for mobility solutions

Smart Urban Mobility

We don’t need to look that far in the future to see the mobility challenges of Amsterdam. The number of people visiting, living and working in Amsterdam continues to rise and big events such as EURO2020 and SAIL2020 will have a significant impact.

News

The quest for mobility solutions

Smart Urban Mobility

We don’t need to look that far in the future to see the mobility challenges of Amsterdam. The number of people visiting, living and working in Amsterdam continues to rise and big events such as EURO2020 and SAIL2020 will have a significant impact.

News

The quest for mobility solutions

Smart Urban Mobility

We don’t need to look that far in the future to see the mobility challenges of Amsterdam. The number of people visiting, living and working in Amsterdam continues to rise and big events such as EURO2020 and SAIL2020 will have a significant impact.

News

The quest for mobility solutions

Smart Urban Mobility

We don’t need to look that far in the future to see the mobility challenges of Amsterdam. The number of people visiting, living and working in Amsterdam continues to rise and big events such as EURO2020 and SAIL2020 will have a significant impact.

News

How do new services impact mobility?

Smart Urban Mobility

How do new mobility services, like Uber and ViaVan, impact conventional public transport? The CriticalMaaS project will

Project

CriticalMaaS

Smart Urban Mobility

The shared economy can revolutionize urban mobility by blurring the traditional division between private and public transport, shifting from traditional ownership models, towards more flexible on-demand services: Mobility as a Service (MaaS).

News

How do new services impact mobility?

Smart Urban Mobility

How do new mobility services, like Uber and ViaVan, impact conventional public transport? The CriticalMaaS project will

Project

CriticalMaaS

Smart Urban Mobility

The shared economy can revolutionize urban mobility by blurring the traditional division between private and public transport, shifting from traditional ownership models, towards more flexible on-demand services: Mobility as a Service (MaaS).

News

Collab to test autonomous vehicles

Smart Urban Mobility

Could self-driving cars offer solutions for Amsterdam's mobility challenges? A 3-month pilot with Olli, an autonomous ve

News

Collab to test autonomous vehicles

Smart Urban Mobility

Could self-driving cars offer solutions for Amsterdam's mobility challenges? A 3-month pilot with Olli, an autonomous ve

News

Collab to test autonomous vehicles

Smart Urban Mobility

Could self-driving cars offer solutions for Amsterdam's mobility challenges? A 3-month pilot with Olli, an autonomous ve

News

Collab to test autonomous vehicles

Smart Urban Mobility

Could self-driving cars offer solutions for Amsterdam's mobility challenges? A 3-month pilot with Olli, an autonomous ve

Project

Meaningful Human Control

Smart Urban Mobility

What does the self-driving car mean for human responsibility? The ''Meaningful Human Control'' project promotes innovation in self-driving cars in a responsible way.

Project

Meaningful Human Control

Smart Urban Mobility

What does the self-driving car mean for human responsibility? The ''Meaningful Human Control'' project promotes innovation in self-driving cars in a responsible way.

Project

SCRIPTS

Smart Urban Mobility

Travelers use personalized and self-organized public transport solutions while services and systems continue to rapidly change. Research is underway to foresee future demand-driven transportation and improve inevitable change for all parties.

Project

SCRIPTS

Smart Urban Mobility

Travelers use personalized and self-organized public transport solutions while services and systems continue to rapidly change. Research is underway to foresee future demand-driven transportation and improve inevitable change for all parties.