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A perfect storm of new technologies and new business models is transforming our vehicles, how we get around, our way of life.

Smartphone apps put cabs, shared cars, bikes and scooters at our fingertips. We move to look at transport as a flexible service, not as a long term commitment to one transport option.

Shared electric bikes and scooters make public transport more accessible. They shrink the 'last mile' between public transport and our homes or workplaces.

We have an opportunity to move away from a transport system centred on car ownership.

A new transport system can be:

  • More efficient,
  • Safer,
  • Less polluting and
  • More accessible to larger parts of society.

Car-centred personal transport takes a heavy toll on the economy, society and environment. For instance:

New transport technologies, on their own, won't spontaneously make our lives better.

We need to upgrade our transport systems and policies to the 21st century.

Transport systems are extremely complex. Their elements influence each other often in unexpected ways.

New technologies on their own may make traffic worse. While decreasing costs, they can increase demand and overall energy use.

To ensure that the future of transport is cleaner and more equitable than its car-centred present, policymakers must:

  • Improve governance systems and
  • Involve people in the rollout of innovative mobility solutions.

Public authorities must define and coordinate the role of all actors.

It is in the public interest to establish efficient and fair governance for complex, multimodal transport systems.

Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC100498
Authors: 
SPORTIELLO Luigi
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC107094
Authors: 
PILLON M.
ANGELONE M.
MORO F.
KIM D. H. D.
NYMAN Markus
PLOMPEN Arjan
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC116987
Authors: 
MAS Matilde
FERNÁNDEZ DE GUEVARA RADOSELOVICS Juan
ROBLEDO Juan Carlos
RIGHI Riccardo
CARDONA Melisande
SAMOILI Sofia
LOPEZ COBO Montserrat

The JRC study "Prospective Insights in ICT R&D" (PREDICT) focuses on analysing the supply of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and Research and Development (R&D) in ICT in Europe, with comparison to major competitors worldwide. ICTs are indeed the technologies underpinning the digital economy.

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Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC116894
Authors: 
GIECHASKIEL Barouch
ZARDINI Alessandro
CLAIROTTE Michael

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The 2019 PREDICT Dataset represents the most comprehensive information system available on ICT industries and their R&D, and is a reference point also for the EU Digital Agenda Scoreboard. The 2010 PREDICT Dataset provides a detailed analysis of the state of ICT R&D and other macroeconomic variables in the European Union and in the major competing economies.

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