In his statement at the founding meeting of the Mobility Systems Research Center, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said, "We aim to carry out the necessary R&D and engineering activities for the establishment of an environmentally friendly, effective, sustainable and accessible mobility system at the national level, and to produce domestic and national design projects." . Stating that there has been a 18 percent increase in the number of vehicles in the last 164 years, Karaismailoğlu pointed out that the total number of vehicles exceeded 2020 million 23 thousand in 650. Minister Karaismailoğlu informed that they will put forward projects that will increase the quality of life of citizens with reduced mobility, the disabled, the elderly and those who have to travel with a baby carriage and make their lives easier.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu spoke at the signing ceremony of Mobility Systems Research and Center-Mobility LAB, which was established in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and Yıldız Technical University. Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that at the meeting held at Yıldız Technical University Davutpaşa Campus, one of the best examples of state-university cooperation was given today, and that the center will make great contributions to becoming a Turkey that produces its own technology, with the R&D opportunities it offers for successful young people.
Karaismailoğlu stated that the localization rate of the vehicles and technologies they use in transportation and communication fields is a very important success criterion, and said, "Our youth will support these great goals under this roof".
Noting that they attach great importance to the concept of mobility-mobility as the ministry, Karaismailoğlu said that they have adapted all innovations and developments in this field to the country simultaneously with the world.
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that they have started to adapt digitalization applications and smart transportation systems in the land, air, sea and railways that connect them with the world and the region on a macro scale, and emphasized that they are working to create a human-oriented holistic vision in transportation planning and regulations. Karaismailoğlu, It will come into effect as soon as possible. In this way, we will have taken the dimensions of security, competition and sustainability into an auditable framework in the service delivery processes provided by micro-mobility tools.
The number of vehicles has increased by 18 percent in the last 164 years
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu, explaining the paradigm changes experienced in the increase in the population of cities, the development of technology, the short and long-distance movements of individuals and loads, used the following statements:
“There has been a 18% increase in the number of our vehicles in the last 164 years. In 2020, our total number of vehicles exceeded 23 million 650 thousand. 54 percent of our current vehicle number consists of cars. While there were 2003 million 4 thousand cars in 700, this number increased by 2020 times to 2,7 million 12 thousand as of August 800. Mobility will become a concept that we will consider very seriously on a sectoral basis and in the near future, it will become a concept that is highly mentioned. Because mobility is no longer with a single mode of transport, a single vehicle; It will be handled in an integrated structure where many alternatives can be used together. "
We aim to produce domestic and national design projects
Karaismailoğlu underlined that mobility is a subject that includes many scientific fields such as social sciences, engineering and logistics as well as a technical issue, and that it is necessary to handle future predictions in this field in a healthy way.
Expressing that they can achieve a macro-scale perspective only through partnerships and collaborations with the academic world, Karaismailoğlu said, “In this context, our Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and Yıldız Technical University will conduct scientific studies on mobility systems that change the face of transportation in our cities and differentiate people's mobility behaviors at the urban and national level. . In addition, we, as the Ministry, started to work to create our National Mobility Strategy and our action plan for this area. We aim to carry out the necessary R&D and engineering activities for the establishment of an environmentally friendly, effective, sustainable and accessible mobility system at the national level, and to produce domestic and national design projects.
We will improve the transportation travel quality of passengers with reduced mobility.
Karaismailoğlu, who pointed out that traditional transportation systems are now replaced by environmentally friendly, alternative fuel, shared, autonomous, new generation mobility systems with increased driving comfort and safety, continued as follows: “In urban transportation, besides traditional access methods; electric scooters, electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, flying vehicles and drones make their presence visibly felt. There are 35 thousand e-scooters 3 million citizens in Turkey and we are actively use these tools. Especially due to the Kovid-19 outbreak, our citizens carry out their short-distance movements with micromobility vehicles instead of public transportation vehicles. If detailed studies are carried out on these vehicles, we can provide various opportunities for disadvantaged passengers. "
Pointing out that in this center to be established within the scope of cooperation, they will also work on accessibility in transportation and create solutions to eliminate the differences at every step, Minister Karaismailoğlu mentioned the importance of easy transportation of disadvantaged passengers and said, “In this way, the disabled, the elderly, the obligation to travel with a baby carriage "We will put forward projects that will make the lives of our citizens easier by increasing the quality of life of our citizens."
Karaismailoğlu, referring to the National Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategy Document prepared by the ministry and the 2020-2023 Action Plan and the Micro Mobility Systems Regulation, concluded his words as follows:
Our goal is to reduce travel times, increase traffic safety, use our road capacity efficiently, increase mobility, use energy efficiently and reduce damage to the environment in all modes of transportation. While Yıldız Technical University Rector Tamer Yılmaz gave some information about the project, the protocol on cooperation was signed by Minister Karaismailoğlu and Rector Yılmaz. Before the event, Minister Karaismailoğlu examined the technopark of the university.