13 Jan 22

How connectivity provides possibilities to optimise your corporate mobility?

Today’s developments in mobility are shaped by four megatrends known as the ACES: Automated driving, Connectivity, powertrain Electrification and Sharing. Our next Smart Mobility Institute session, on 17 February, will zoom in on the latest mobility developments driven by the connectivity megatrend.

Connectivity allows disparate systems to communicate with each other and share data. In a mobility context, this enables various modes of transport, vehicles and users to be integrally connected to a central online platform, resulting in Connected Mobility. Numerous organisations are already leveraging this seamless connection to create new products and services that improve the safety, efficiency and convenience of mobility for users. But corporates themselves can also benefit from Connected Mobility to offer their employees a more personalised mobility experience. 

Endless possibilities

As today’s connected technologies enable users to access real-time travel information not only before but also during their journey, multimodal mobility (the use of multiple modes of transport in one trip) is becoming increasingly common. For instance, it is perfectly feasible nowadays to use a dedicated car in combination with public transport and shared micro-mobility in a single journey. This presents endless possibilities for corporates to better satisfy their employees’ mobility needs by offering increased flexibility, personalisation and sustainable choices.

Connected Mobility in practice
There are numerous existing practices of connectivity in Fleet & Mobility, such as in-car telematics and vehicle safety features. In fact, connectivity provides the foundation for autonomous driving. Without Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technology, cars would not be able to communicate with other vehicles and with road infrastructure.

Thanks to connectivity, it is possible for up-to-date information about traffic conditions on public roads (e.g. congestion on the planned route) to be enriched with details of the latest public transport situation plus insights into shared mobility and Park & Ride (P+R) options. All of this information should continuously be at users’ fingertips. Additionally, proactively providing the user with suggestions for multimodal options – such as when and where they should switch to a different mode of transport, for both their outward and their return journey – can further enhance and personalise the mobility experience. 


As outlined above, seamlessly connecting more and more information about mobility options and services can clearly open up exciting new fields of application and offer huge benefits. Tomorrow will no doubt bring even more new and exciting innovations that are inconceivable today. There are infinite possibilities – so what does this mean for you as a Fleet & Mobility expert? What do you need to know now so that you can prepare for the future of corporate mobility?

The future of mobility is connected

Join us on 17 February from 13:00 to 17:00h for a four-hour thought-leading workshop with pace-setting mobility companies, visionary Fleet & Mobility experts, leading Comp & Ben specialists and talented start-up entrepreneurs to learn everything you need to know about Connected Mobility. Click here to discover the complete programme and to register.

Authored by: Saskia Harreman