The testing of autonomous cars is progressing and millions of test miles have been completed, however, as Charlie Henderson, Roads Expert at PA Consulting, discusses, the issues around regulation and public acceptance remain difficult.
Public transport in and around Schiphol Airport has become a lot greener thanks to the introduction of 100 electric buses. Together, they comprise the biggest zero-emissions bus fleet in Europe. Bart Kraaijvanger, Manager of Connexxion’s Zero-Emission Programme, details both the work that has made this possible and the plan to increase the size of the fleet to no fewer than 258 electric buses by 2021.
The value of openness is best demonstrated by arguably the biggest technological revolution of modern times – the internet. Had the early technical pioneers at ARPANET and CERN who developed the technical protocols that make the internet – and the Worldwide Web that it underpins – kept them proprietary, the internet as we know it would not exist. Giles Bailey, CEO & Director of International Relations at TravelSpirit, James Gleave, Founder and Director of Transport Futures, and Beate Kubitz, COO of TravelSpirit, explain why transport companies now need to do the same, or risk cutting off channels to potentially industry-changing innovation.