By harnessing the power of connectivity, innovation, and data-driven policy-making, the Legacy pillar of the FIA Smart Cities initiative looks to build capacity and expertise for tangible and long-lasting benefits for citizens.
As mobility demands within cities grow, planners are becoming more innovative in the solutions they bring to foster safe, sustainable and accessible urban transport. All too often, however, the positive results achieved by local programmes remain a success story known only by a small handful of people.
In 2017, with the creation of the FIA Smart Cities Award, the FIA shed a light on the smartest solutions, with the aim to spread knowledge and share best-practice on the global stage. Click here to find out more.
Key to the FIA Smart Cities initiative is the platform provided by the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Held in the heart of major cities around the world, this cutting-edge racing series brings electric mobility’s transformative potential into sharp focus.
At each FIA Smart Cities Forum, participants are offered a behind-the-scenes view of the championship, illustrating how motor sport acts as a hothouse for technological breakthroughs and how racing is driving innovation in road car development.
Like no other mobility conference, FIA Smart City attendees have the opportunity to take part in track tours, gain exclusive access to team garages, watch the Formula E Shakedown, and visit the enthralling E-Village entertainment area.
Today, over half of the world’s population lives in cities. By 2050, it is estimated that an additional 2.5 billion people will live in megacities and urban regions worldwide. Cities must plan now for sustainable and efficient transportation and mobility that will meet the needs of all future residents.
The FIA has developed the Innovative Urban Mobility Platform to help meet these future challenges. By measuring, benchmarking, modelling and simulating current and future urban mobility trends, the FIA is working with its 240 Member Clubs around the world to ensure that its 80 million members are secure in a safer, more sustainable and more accessible urban mobility future.