A new study by the auditing firm Pricewaterhousecoopers (PWC) and Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR, German Aerospace Center) concludes that Hamburg is better equipped for the future of transport than any other German city.
According to an article in Manager Magazin, the PWC and DLR experts were convinced by the strategy with which the city administration in Hamburg intends to counter new trends. According to the study, there is a lack of such planning in most other cities, especially for the increased use of sensors.
According to the study, the area around the Port of Hamburg is a particularly good example of the intelligent use of sensors. Sensors enable comprehensive traffic data acquisition. This optimizes the flow of traffic. In addition, according to Manager Magazin, this information will help drivers better plan their journeys.
Another prestigious project that, as Manager Magazin states, convinced the auditors of PWC and DLR is the so-called ‘bus acceleration’. This system networks buses with traffic light systems and gives buses a faster green light. In addition to these projects, Hamburg also wants to use information technology in the future to make it easier to find parking spaces in the city area and make new car sharing services possible.
The article in Manager Magazin also states that Stuttgart and Berlin rank second and third in the PWC and DLR study.