German Mobility Award
With the German Mobility Award, the “Germany – Land of Ideas” initiative and the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure will put digital innovations and intelligent mobility solutions in the public eye and thus provide new impetus for Germany as a digital location.
In the competition year 2016, the initiators searched for ten trailblazing best-practice projects centring on the theme of participation. An expert jury selected the prize winners whose innovative projects harness the possibilities afforded by digitalisation to make mobility more intelligent and promote social participation. Companies, start-ups, cities and municipalities, research institutions, universities, partnerships, networks, transport associations, clusters, and other German-based organisations had the opportunity to apply for the Germany Mobility Award 2016 through July 3, 2016.
“Germany is the number one mobility country! With the German Mobility Award, we are promoting moving innovations made in Germany. Because with the best ideas we will become a trailblazer for Mobility 4.0,” says Alexander Dobrindt, the German Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, summing up the aim of the competition.
Digital innovations for a mobile society
Whether it’s automated and networked driving, route information in real time, electronic tickets, or satellite-supported car sharing: digitalisation is opening up new possibilities for getting people and goods from point A to point B comfortably yet safely, efficiently, and in an environmentally sound manner. Germany can make a major contribution to the digital transformation of mobility. Under the slogan “On the Way to Intelligent Solutions – Innovations for a Mobile Society,” the “Germany – Land of Ideas” initiative and the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure staged the Germany-wide competition for the first time in 2016. The goal is to present digital ideas made in Germany that can potentially shape future mobility.
“Making mobility more intelligent through digital networks is one of the key challenges Germany faces as a location. We will honour people and projects that push forward digital innovations in an exemplary fashion here in Germany and that actively shape the future,” says Ulrich Grillo, former President of the Federation of German Industry (BDI) and President of Deutschland – Land der Ideen e. V.