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.
Klaus Bondam, chairman of EuroCities' Mobility Forum, a major partner of the annual European Mobility Week and Car Free day, and vice-mayor of one of Europe's best performing cities in terms of sustainable mobility, shares his beliefs with EurActiv on how to deal with growing congestion and pollution in Europe's urban areas.
German MEP Georg Jarzembowski (EPP-ED) says Commission plans to green transport must also subject railways to "stringent measures", adding that the establishment of a voluntary framework rather than a mandatory scheme "just don't make sense".
Intelligent Transport Systems and Services have the potential to resolve many of Europe's mobility-related problems, ERTICO-ITS Europe Director for Development & Deployment Michael Nielsen tells EurActiv. But he stresses that EU and member state authorities have to work harder to provide the necessary incentives for the take-up of these life-saving technologies.
Green MEP Michael Cramer says the nomination of the Italian Antonio Tajani as transport commissioner is "a catastrophe" likely to result in a scaled-down fight against dirty road transport and its huge cost to the climate.