Here’s how to build better public transport after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vinod Bijlani, AI and IoT Practice Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Commuters are wary of returning to public transport in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic; Technologies such as AI and the Internet of Things can help detect an […]

Sustainable transport can’t just depend on batteries. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lars Stenqvist, Chief Technology Officer, AB Volvo Batteries are an ideal solution for shorter/medium-range applications (such as for buses within a city) but they are less practical for long-haul transport and heavy duty applications. Hydrogen fuel technology and […]

Commission welcomes agreement on the Connecting Europe Facility to fund greener, more sustainable transport and energy networks, and digitalisation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) proposal, worth €33.7 billion, as part of the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027. The Connecting Europe Facility programme supports investment in Europe’s transport, energy and digital infrastructure […]

As rural communities age, their public transport is shrinking. It’s time to fix this

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michelle Avary, Project Head, Autonomous and Urban Mobility, World Economic Forum In rural areas of Japan, the use of traditional public transport is falling dramatically due to a decreasing and aging population and a higher dependence on private […]

3 ways governments and carmakers can keep up with the future of transport

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gang XuPartner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group & Jeffrey GaoPrincipal, The Boston Consulting Group The urban transport landscape has changed significantly with the advent of digital mobility services. Ride-hailing and ridesharing offer convenience to urban residents, […]

The EU Commission vies to screen Chinese investment in Europe

Last week, Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the powerful European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, announced a plan to screen foreign investments. The idea is to hold back or even effectively block business acquisitions or other investment plans financed by third country companies, in key sectors allegedly considered to be sensitive from […]

The representatives of the regions and the cities know better what the EU needs on migration, trade, poverty and taxation

The 115th plenary of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) was convened on 3 and 4 December and discussed a number of burning issues, which have been haunting the European Union during the last difficult years. The CoR is the voice of regions and cities of the European Union. Its 350 members are the […]