Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has expressed its intentions for a systematic digitalization of the urban infrastructure. Considered as being a “historic task for society”, this procedure still has to face various challenges in the field of transport infrastructure until the digital mobility technologies will truly fulfill their potential.
Speaking this week at the Economic Conference organized by the Economic Council of the CDU, Audi’s CEO Rupert Stadler believes that economics and politics must work together to shape the digital revolution and cities will have to be just as clever as the cars of tomorrow. He went on to specify to the 2,500 participants at the Berlin Economic Conference that 75% of the infrastructure for the year 2050 has not been built yet and this actually represents a good opportunity for uniform standards.
Giving an example, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler talked about the stop-light online technology and he believes that be interconnecting all of the lights in Germany this would bring a decrease in fuel consumption of 900 million liters each year, thus cutting CO2 emissions by more than a million tons.
As a final note, Stadler also said that “we need a shared social understanding of how we want to use technology for more safety, efficiency, sustainability and quality of life.”