Future of mobility Archives

  • Time to push e-mobility

    Electric vehicles 13-10-2017

    Electric vehicles are an essential part of the solution to meeting Europe's climate and energy targets and the issue is becoming increasingly urgent, writes Kristian Ruby.

  • Electric mobility’s time has come


    “You can resist an invading army; you cannot resist an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo obviously was not referring to electric mobility when he wrote these stirring lines, but his words would have been just as fitting, writes Alberto Piglia.

  • Unlocking the potential of lightweighting in vehicles to meet CO2 targets

    Promoted content 21-09-2017

    Although electrification will undoubtedly play a large role in decarbonising road transport, the obvious but often overlooked solution is lightweighting, argues Patrik Ragnarsson.

  • 21st century public transport: People with disabilities face discrimination

    Public transport accessibility 29-06-2017

    The European Accessibility Act, the proposed law that would make products and services in the EU more accessible for persons with disabilities, is a unique opportunity for Europe, writes Catherine Naughton.

  • Does car sharing really reduce car use?


    Concerns that sharing schemes do not deliver a net reduction in car use are not supported by evidence, writes Greg Archer. Now, digitisation and the sharing economy provide an opportunity to reduce the number of vehicles in our cities even further, he contends.

  • Vienna shows local solutions can improve public transport accessibility

    Public transport accessibility 22-06-2017

    Improving the accessibilty of public transport is also about taking due account of efficient local solutions, write Wiener Linien and the Austrian Association in Support of the Blind and Visually Impaired.

  • How the gig economy is changing employment

    Social Europe & Jobs 28-11-2016

    The advent of the gig economy has brought fundamental changes to the way in which we access goods and services and turned traditional business models on their head.  Denis Pennel considers its impact on employment and the likely implications for the future of work.

  • Will we lead or be led?

    Euro & Finance 13-04-2016

    The European Union is the biggest economy and largest trading bloc in the world, yet our position in the global economy has been decreasing in relative terms. A fully integrated single market can help put us back on top, writes Joseph Daul.

  • Good jobs – threatened by the Internet

    Innovation & Industry 15-02-2016

    For decades, workers in Germany, Europe and the United States have been the wealthiest in the world. That is about to change for the worse as America heads towards a "freelance society", writes Steven Hill.

  • The ‘uberisation’ of the workplace is a new revolution

    Social Europe & Jobs 01-07-2015

    Think Uber, Spotify, Netflix and Airbnb. New ‘Uber-like’ business models are now being embraced in the field of employment too, writes Denis Pennel.

  • Piazza Schuman!

    Languages & Culture 23-04-2014

    How can we expect Europeans to cherish the European Union and its capital, if the public space that symbolises it is nothing but a shabby roundabout on a traffic axis? And yet former president of the European Commission, Romano Prodi, said in 2001 that Rond-point Schuman should become "the meeting point of Europe; the piazza of the continent". Philippe Van Parijs gives his vision on how to embellish the heart of Europe's capital.

  • The lessons of London’s bicycle network

    Transport 03-04-2012

    Lack of central coordination and inconsistency between mayoral terms have undermined London's bicycle network, says Shin-pei Tsay of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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