Functionalization of Traffic Infrastructures

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Currently, roads are used exclusively as traffic routes. The functionalization of road transport infrastructure can make an important contribution on the way to modern and sustainable mobility and solve current problems. Current research focuses on digitalization, automation, mobility transformation, sustainability and resilience. The road transport infrastructure of the future will therefore have to fulfill many new tasks. Goals such as electromobility, automated or even autonomous driving can only be achieved if the road transport infrastructure is functionalized in a targeted manner.

In addition to technical issues, future research and development must also increasingly address the ecological and economic aspects of such approaches. However, a macroeconomic view is called for here. If it is possible to increase traffic safety, optimize the capacity of the network and reduce the burden of road freight and passenger traffic on people and the environment, there will be a high over