Thesis Status: 

Open

It is one of the greater challenges for German transport policy to grant sustainable and economic mobility to people and companies in the peripheral regions of Germany affected by demographic change. The mobility of people in these often rural regions is a prerequisite for maintaining or increasing the future attractiveness of employment, for ensuring supplies and enhancing the quality of life. Modern approaches such as sharing services, crowdsourcing and digital data sources could serve as possible means to tackle these challenges.

Embedded in a current project, a systematic literature study shall examine the feasibility of sharing and crowdsourcing approaches within the context of mobility in peripheral regions. Emphasis shall be laid on possible risks and problems regarding the implementation as well as the potential of these approaches.

For further information, please contact Maximilian Perez Mengual at Fraunhofer SCS 
maximilian.perezmengual [at] scs.fraunhofer.de