Ideas competition German mobility price

Devising future mobility

The nextPlace research staff team published its idea for the ideas competition German mobility price.

Our vision

You enter a grocery store and your cell phone vibrates. On your screen, you can see delivery orders from private individuals based on your way home. These delivery orders are being assorted based on how long the detour is, on how long it takes, the rating, and the assigned payment method. It takes on click to decline or accept orders. As soon as a delivery order is accepted, it is possible to view further orders that are compatible with the detour. By using this method, you earn money, help people, accept compatible orders and proceed shopping.


Smart mobility and Share economy are important trends of the new digital society. Both concepts are mostly functional in urban areas though. They offer a supply with goods on a daily basis.

Simoultaneously, in terms of the demographic change, rural areas are the most affected areas. Therefore, they are mostly characterized by bad mobility infrastructures and low density. Consequently, it is hard to substantiate the trends of Smart mobility and Share economy. However, rural areas also have important advantages, such as familiarity. The people that live in rural areas stick together. Existent delivery services (e.g. REWE, Amazon Fresh) don’t use these advantages. They rather try to install new centralized system instead of intelligently using existent transport infrastructures. A further point that characterizes rural alreas are long commutes. This could be beneficial for a communal delivery service. It is quite expensive to maintain and extend existent mobility infrastructures. A continuing digitalization (e.g. a digitalization of furnishings and fittings of shops) of existent structures, however, is relatively easy to maintain and relatively affordable. The consodilation and creation of of entrepreneur and micro service networks and AMiCUS serve as guidelines for a smart rural development.


If the adaption rate is high enough, the technological benefit of the existent social and digital infrastructures could improve the supply situation via community driven supply services.


How will the payment be processed?

Diverse payment methods can be used, such as PayPal, or Dēmos (award winner mobility price 2016).

Do you have further questions?

Use the comment section in the Ideenportal.


modified by Mirco Cavallo under CC BY-SA 2.0 modified by Florian Hoedt

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