To keep up with new customer demands, technologies and environmental goals, the transport sector is increasingly turning to automation to deliver sustainable, affordable, and accessible mobility services. This is transforming labor requirements, demanding new skills and competencies. As a result, mobility stakeholders must be able to understand and prepare for these changes.
WeTransform adopts a cross-sectoral approach. Addressing changes in labor requirements demands a coordinated response which engages manufacturers, operators, policy makers and unions alike, understanding where priorities are aligned, and where they may diverge. The project identifies key barriers, needs, skills, competences, examining best practices and facilitating the co-creation of targeted and durable solutions.
To do this, it will:
- Establish and foster a collaborative platform for the discussion of the effects of automation on transport labor with relevant stakeholders;
- Co-create user-friendly and shareable knowledge related to automation impacts on transport labor;
- Enable and support durable and effective dialogue on innovation and the reality of workforce requirements and conditions.