M.Sc. “Sustainable Mobilities” graduate Julia Münsch was awarded for outstanding academic performance. Her Master´s thesis “Mobility transition – from automobility to mobilities” elaborated on challenges, necessary frameworks and drivers for a future mobilities system.
M.Sc. “Sustainable Mobilities” graduate Julia Münsch was awarded for outstanding academic performance. Her Master thesis “Mobility transition – from automobility to mobilities” elaborated on challenges, necessary frameworks and drivers for a future mobility system.
In her Master thesis Julia analyzed the transformation process taking into account the three dimensions of sustainability. From this she derived possible scenarios for a future mobility system. Her own qualitative research concept resulted in three essential findings:
1. Digitalization provides an important basis for increasing the efficiency of future mobility systems, but there is still a lack of framework conditions such as the 5G network.
2. Motivations for car-related and car-unrelated solutions, which drive a change in mobility services. These vary between social, ecological and economic motivations.
3. Cities and communities, which gain importance as customers and represent a new market niche “Business to Authorities/Customer to Authorities”. Julia developed a modular system for individual roadmaps, where she described a top-down principle. Especially local actions play a significant role due the different framework conditions. Here different “push and pull measures” are implemented to achieve the goals set on the macro-level.
The award for the best Master’s thesis in the summer semester 2019 was donated by the Kreissparkasse Göppingen.