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OUR VISION FOR TRANSPORT & MOBILITY BY 2050

Safe, accessible, clean and efficient transportation of people and goods

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MOBILITY ENABLES OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

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HEALTH AND SAFETY ARE PARAMOUNT

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TRANSPORTATION IS CLEAN & EFFICIENT

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TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS RESPECT PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES

KEY TRANSITIONS

BATTERY, LOW-CARBON FUEL, AND EFFICIENCY INNOVATIONS DECARBONIZE TRANSPORTATION

  • By 2050 all vehicles have zero-carbon electric drivetrains. Passenger battery electric vehicle sales rise exponentially, while sales of internal combustion passenger vehicles peak and decline.
  • Hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles complement battery electric vehicles, particularly for heavier vehicles and long-distance transportation.
  • Heavy-duty land transport transitions to zero emission drivetrains.
  • Decarbonization of fuels and a focus on engine efficiency lead emissions in shipping to drop.
  • Hydrogen, electric, and low-carbon fuel replaces petrochemical consumption across the aviation industry, spurred on by new industry regulations and innovations.
  • Restructured global value chains and optimized patterns of freight movement enable drastic reductions in the carbon intensity of logistics.

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING PAVE THE WAY FOR SUSTAINABLE, RESILIENT, AND INCLUSIVE MOBILITY

  • Efficient and inclusive transport infrastructure connecting urban and rural areas is expanded and upgraded globally.
  • Public authorities focus on maintaining and enhancing the quality, viability and resilience of urban public transit infrastructure.
  • Urban development centers around lower-impact modes of transport.
  • All new transport infrastructure is designed and built with a focus on long-term resilience to natural, social and health-related shocks. Existing infrastructure is assessed for resilience and upgraded.
  • Urban planners and builders adopt and standardize vehicle powering technologies such as electric charging infrastructure, hydrogen and other low-carbon fuels.
  • Innovations in infrastructure and traffic management systems enhance road safety.
  • Science-based methods for assessing potential environmental and social impacts of transport infrastructure are mandated and widely deployed.

MOBILITY SOLUTIONS DIVERSIFY, SHIFTING MOBILITY HABITS WHILE INCREASING SAFETY, CONVENIENCE AND EFFICIENCY

  • Walking, cycling and personal micro-mobility become the norm for travelling short distances. A range of low-impact vehicles and shared mobility options are available for longer journeys.
  • Sustainability-proven, convenient and comfortable mobility service providers become a central part of the mobility ecosystem.
  • Individuals become more aware of the environmental and social impact of their mobility and transportation choices.
  • Employers and employees embrace teleworking, and companies continually challenge themselves on the need, frequency and mode of business travel.
  • Employers adopt sustainable corporate transportation and mobility policies such as electric fleets, vehicle sharing, and incentives for walking, biking, and using public transport.

CIRCULAR OPPORTUNITIES ARE UNLOCKED AND SCALED ACROSS THE TRANSPORTATION AND MOBILITY SECTOR

  • Circularity is incorporated into all phases of design, sourcing, production and operations in relation to transport and mobility.
  • Markets for recycled automotive, aviation and shipping materials are scaled rapidly, and end-of-life segregation and upcycling is made possible at low cost.
  • As automotive supply chains transition to more circular models, vehicle distribution and maintenance networks diversify to become re-manufacturing hubs.
  • A thriving market for recycled batteries emerges that recovers nearly 100% of battery materials.

SELECTIVE DEPLOYMENT OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES ENHANCES EFFICIENCY, SAFETY AND ACCESS

  • Zero-emission autonomous passenger vehicles are deployed in shared fleets in urban areas where traffic is controlled and predictable, enhancing road safety and efficiency.
  • Autonomous goods management in warehouses as well as autonomous, electric last-mile delivery increase efficiency and resilience, while reducing emissions.
  • Long-distance freight truck platooning increases fuel efficiency and road safety.
  • Light freight electric delivery drones enhance access to essential goods and services for remote populations.
  • Autonomous vehicles and their software are designed and enhanced to ensure that errors and unanticipated behaviors do not result in death or injury.

DATA-SHARING IMPROVES URBAN MOBILITY SYSTEMS

  • Information and communications technology innovations and new data standards allow for more connected urban mobility and logistics.
  • Connected vehicles and infrastructure enable more efficient, effective intermodal logistics, urban planning, infrastructure and air quality management.
  • Regional data-sharing models proliferate, ultimately making mobility safer, cleaner, more efficient and accessible.
  • Governments adopt policies that encourage ethical, cyber-secure, and privacy-bound data aggregation and sharing in the context of transport.
  • Data-sharing allows cities to identify the solutions that best support sustainable development and to develop performance-based taxation and subsidy programs.

MULTI-STAKEHOLDER EFFORTS ENSURE THE TRANSITION TO A SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY SYSTEM LEAVES NO ONE BEHIND

  • Social equity and justice are incorporated as central tenets in infrastructure and mobility planning.
  • Consistent due diligence, disclosure, and remediation in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights help to address adverse human rights impacts in the mobility value chain.
  • Stakeholders across the battery value chain come together to eliminate human rights violations and ensure safe working conditions.
  • The rise of autonomous vehicles, the transition to electric vehicles, and the emergence of mobility-as-a-service models are accompanied by collaborative efforts to address potential impacts on jobs.
  • The rights of workers in the gig economy are recognized and protected.

TRANSPORTATION & MOBILITY

ACTION AREAS FOR BUSINESS

2021-2030

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Develop and adopt ambitious sustainable corporate mobility policies that foster the electrification of corporate fleets, the highest possible vehicle safety standards, vehicle sharing, active mobility and teleworking.

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Continue to invest in the development of innovative electric charging and energy storage technologies that can be deployed across mobility platforms, and help to bring passenger battery electric vehicles to market at all price points and segments

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Collaborate with governments, cities, industry peers and across sectors on the deployment of connected and interoperable charging infrastructure.

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Scale the use of low carbon fuels for long range and heavy-duty transportation.

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Work with local and national organizations to agree and operationalize responsible data sharing initiatives related to transportation that create public and private value.

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Engage in dialogues with policymakers, operators, and labor unions to explore potential impacts on employment associated with the roll-out of mobility as a service models, automated and electric vehicles, and innovations in production-line technology. Ensure that workers are engaged and empowered as new technologies emerge.

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Ensure human rights are respected across transportation and mobility value chains, developing and improving internal policies and systems for human rights due diligence as set out by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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Develop, test, and scale economically viable business models for mobility-as-a-service, connected urban logistics, and vehicle-to-city connectivity.

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Develop, test, and scale opportunities surrounding circularity in the automotive industry and across the whole transport
and mobility system.

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Develop and adopt guidelines and standards for the roll-out of sustainable transport infrastructure that contributes to the regeneration of natural and social ecosystems.

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