Global Megatrends Are Changing Transport
Urbanization and Changed Traffic Patterns
Today, 3.5 billion people â€“ or roughly 50% of the world population â€“ live in towns, and this proportion is rising. Additionally, towns are economic centres. However, the shift towards towns is increasing the burdens on urban infrastructure. Roads and underground rail systems alone cannot be the solution: their expansion is already reaching its limits in many places.
Climate Change and the Transition to Renewable Energies
Smog, particulate pollution and noise are compelling local government policymakers to increase the regulation of urban traffic. Low emission zones and reserved lanes for shared cars and public transport vehicles in many cities demonstrate how much we need to develop new transport strategies â€“ and also offer scope for new ideas.
Digitization and Networking
Modern information and communications technologies offer the opportunity to manage processes more efficiently. Smartphones, tablet computers and other new technologies enable us to coordinate data and flows of goods in real time â€“ and thereby move people and goods faster and more efficiently.
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