Move Mobility Experience Amsterdam: ‘virtual trip to mobile future of 2040’
On Tuesday, the city of Amsterdam inaugurates Move Mobility Experience, a free exhibition dedicated to the history and future of the city. The exhibition – an initiative of Pon, VW’s dealer Group – is accommodated in the old Citroën garage in front of the Olympic stadium, one of the most characteristic historic buildings of the city, built in1931.
Move Mobility Experience wants to show visitors how the world will look like in twenty years by offering them an interactive journey through the history and future of mobility.
“We want to challenge visitors to think about tomorrow’s mobility in our increasingly busy cities,” Jacques Geijsen of initiator Pon explains. “How will we get at our destination as fast as possible? What modes of transport will we use? Will we go by e-bike, e-scooter, electric car, or innovative public transport? We hope to widen people’s outlook on the future’s mobility through games.”
One of the eyecatchers of the exhibition is a virtual trip with the family in a self-driving electric taxi. The taxi travels through the city of Amsterdam in the year 2040, and you can’t believe your eyes. First, you hover above the road; a moment later, you fly high in the sky, and then you move along the canals in the city center.
“A four-minute journey that gives people a perfect impression of what the future will bring,” concludes Geijs. “Everything is possible when it comes to mobility, in an era where technology takes over the lead, and you drive around in a city without traffic signs.”
“Life will look essentially different from now,” adds mobility expert, Jan Wouters. “Everything will be connected and data-controlled, and typical professions – like bus drivers, taxi drivers, or policemen – will disappear. There will be affordable shared e-cars for everybody, and outside the city center, they will be completely autonomous. Believe me, in twenty years, this will be the reality.”
Move Mobility Experience, Stadionplein, Amsterdam. Tickets: wwwmove.amsterdam.