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JRC Report: The Future of Road Transport


Implications of Automated, Connected, Low-carbon and Shared Mobility

On 21 June, the EC hosted a launch event for a recent publication from the Joint Research Centre on the future of mobility. Titled “The Future of Road Transport“, the report focused on the implications of Automated, Connected, Low-carbon and shared mobility. The agenda of the launch event included the presentation of the report from a policy perspective by Biago Ciuffo and Maria Alonso Raposo (JRC) with remarks by Maja Bakran (MOVE). A panel discussion moderated by Darren McGarry (JRC) approached the report from a multi-stakeholder perspective and included panelists from MIT, Kineo Mobility Analytics, Sorbonne Universit√©s, ACEA and Webster University. Closing remarks were shared by Vladimir Sucha, the Director-General of the JRC.

The JRC report takes a look at the main enablers of the transformation of road transport which include data governance, communication technologies and cybersecurity, legislation and infrastructures. It also discusses the potential impacts in an urban context as well as the economy, employment, energy use, sustainability, democracy and privacy and social fairness. The report shows how the rapid changes that are occurring represent a massive opportunity to move towards a safer, more efficient and accessible system of transport. And despite the potential of these new technologies making our lives better, the need for an update of our transport systems and policies are essential. A future that ensures cleaner and more equitable transport requires the improvement of governance and the development of innovative mobility solutions, as this report aims to achieve.

Click here to read the JRC report.

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