The nexus between data and transport

The challenging road ahead for transport and data. [Photo: Shutterstock]

Digitalisation and the use of data is increasing in various sectors, not least in transport. As the coronavirus looks set to accelerate the meeting of the digital and mobility worlds, policy-makers and legislators will have to make sure it is a happy union and not an ugly crash.

The European Union is reviewing how its rules govern data and digital spaces, in order to better achieve initiatives like the Green Deal and its industry policies. In this report, EURACTIV looks at where transport comes into the mix.

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