New discoveries in transportation, changes and the phenomenon of “travel-based multitasking”
The pandemic and the digitalization of many areas of our lives have changed our expectations of transportation. Infrastructure, land use and the direction of transportation development previously centered around reducing travel time. Dr. Jacek Pawlak, in an interview with Borys Kozielski, is convinced that shorter time is not the most important aspect when choosing a means of transportation for long-distance travel. Remote work and the ability to communicate remotely mean that passengers can use this time for work, entertainment or the development of interests. This is one of the aspects that is dramatically changing the demands placed on the sector.
Research and analysis of the needs of passengers and the transport sector as a whole has a direct impact on where the sector develops, and thus allows us to use the data collected to design the transportation we need.
Another important aspect is the journey itself: it seems that travelers in the 21st century prefer to maintain some form of work-life distance, and traveling the distance physically helps them to make an analogous trip mentally. So what will the future of transportation look like? This is the topic Borislav Kozielski, along with Dr. Jack Pawlak, discussed in a recent episode of our podcast.
We encourage you to listen to the conversation “Transportation of our time”: Coopernicus podcast. The talk is available in Polish.
Jacek Pawlak, Joanna Rancew