SIMSystem: Designing Seamless Integrated Mobility

This project aims aims to enable faster, safer, cleaner and more affordable mobility for people and goods by integrating disparate transportation modes such as bikeshare, autonomous pods, ocean shipping and air travel into a seamless integrated mobility system (SIMSystem).

Following a request for proposals in April 2018, the SIMSystem project is excited to announce its collaboration with Detroit, and Ann Arbor in the US and Windsor in Canada to pilot the principles of a seamless integrated mobility system to improve the lives of the region’s citizens.

The partnership with Detroit, Ann Arbor and Windsor will bring to life the guiding principles for an interoperable mobility system fostered through public-private collaboration as detailed in the SIMSystem Manifesto (January 2018). The white paper also examines how mobility providers and their regulators can integrate multiple transport modes into a seamless integrated mobility system, or SIMSystem. A SIMSystem will connect city buses, ride shares and autonomous vehicles to enhance the overall efficiency of the transport network and enable faster, safer, cleaner and more affordable mobility of people and goods.

As the cities of Detroit, Ann Arbor and Windsor build regional cohesion to tackle their mobility opportunities, the World Economic Forum will provide support through several design workshops that will connect the cities to the SIMSystem Working Group. Throughout 2018, the geographies will collaborate to address significant mobility challenges such as the lack of connectivity between transport modes, increased congestion and evolving mobility needs of underserved populations.