By 2020, cities throughout Europe will have banned entry by internal-combustion engine vehicles. Almost all countries will have considerably stricter urban transport regulations in place. Most will have embraced autonomous technology as a key element in saving lives. Many will have implemented new building and development codes in support of shared mobility and reduced congestion.
Virtually all new cars sold by 2020 will have the sort of advanced driver assistance systems that allow for full-autonomous driving on highways (and highly-supported driving in cities). By 2020, Uber, Google and Apple will have launched their electric, fully autonomous fleets. Road platoons of driverless trucks will leave the port of Rotterdam across Europe. Companies will have reevaluated their own use of vehicle assets. All will strive for vast improvements on emissions and sustainability; many will reach the conclusion that utilisation rates must be improved upon; some will have launched pilot programs using autonomous logistics, including drones.
The world of mobility is undergoing a vast transformation. This book highlights the changes inherent in the mobility revolution, and how corporate and commercial users are playing a key role in supporting a breakthrough by 2020.