As mobility services and solutions mostly focus on target groups that have great affinity and familiarity with technology, the gap in access to mobility alternatives also grows, and many people are left out of the advantages of emerging digital mobility services. This is the challenge that inspired the INDIMO partners to initiate a collaboration that aims to bridge the digitalisation gap in mobility.
Our project aims at understanding the needs of vulnerable groups, who are at risk of exclusion from digital mobility. With this in mind, we will produce a set of tools to help developers, policy makers and service operators to develop and implement accessible and inclusive mobility solutions. The cooperation of policymakers with developers and companies responsible for digital mobility systems will be vital for a successful testing and for a wider uptake of the INDIMO toolkit.
The first months of the project were struck by a pandemic that made digital mobility services ever more important. However, as services become more and more digital, many can fall in even greater exclusion. Ultimately, INDIMO wants to prevent these adverse consequences, to feed into future policies and strengthen the access to digital mobility services.
Imre Keseru - INDIMO Project Coordinator