Vehicles already have the capability to track information on their own. Very soon, they will be able to transmit that data over secured networks, for instance, in the event of a breakdown. This can ensure a faster, better equipped and more effective response. However, there are also concerns about data protection. Learn more about the rights consumers deserve when it comes to access to data with their cars.
Unfair competition between transport sectors is one of the biggest obstacles in reducing polluting emissions in Europe, says Michael Cramer MEP. Communities should also change their mobility patterns in order to safeguard the environment.
Ambitious new vehicle emissions targets could save European drivers €350 per year, and pay back the cost of the technology within three years, according to a new study by Transport & Environment, a green campaign group.
The German government introduced a controversial road toll on Thursday which will force foreign car drivers to pay up to 130 euros a year for using Germany's Autobahn motorways. The plan, intended to help Germany fund the upkeep of its transport infrastructure, which is used by millions of foreign vehicles, may yet face a legal challenge in Brussels for discriminating against foreign motorists.