Future Trends

Digitalization and Big Data, technical innovations and new business models offer great potentials to increase efficiency in the transport sector and make mobility more sustainable and climate-friendly. Digital solutions such as Big Data traffic management platforms, new mobility services such as ride-hailing or smart bike-sharing and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) can support the provision of more seamless, barrier-free and accessible mobility to people and foster the better integration of new mobility services with traditional public transport. Digitalisation fuels the development and adoption of Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (ICVs), autonomous driving or drone delivery services and is key to future-proof transport systems. Nevertheless, those innovations come along with the increasing unpredictability of how the long-term implications of such trends to the environment, the climate and the societies as a whole might be. In order to ensure an environmental, social and economic sustainable development of those technologies and to ensure data privacy, strong regulatory frameworks and roadmaps are needed.

Facts & Figures

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of 693,000 urban buses in operation on China's road are electric buses

News & Articles

Developing Smart Logistics for Sustainable Transport

This study focusses on the smart logistics’ influence on sustainable and low carbon development, differences as well as similarities in the understanding and application of smart logistics in China and Germany are presented. Based upon this research, a common understanding of smart logistics is proposed, and an analysis of key driving factors and future development trends of smart logistics applications in China and Germany is provided. Finally, recommendations for the further and effective development and implementation of smart logistics are put forward based on the findings of this study.

Transport and Climate Change Week 2022: Insights & Experience from China Shared at Global Sustainable Transport Conference

The 5th Transport and Climate Change Week (TCCW) took place between 9th and 13th May, 2022. It is an international conference focused on knowledge-sharing and peer-to-peer exchange on the challenges and best practices for achieving sustainability goals and decarbonisation in the transport sector. Around 1,500 experts and decision-makers from around the world joined the week-long conference through its online platform, where they could follow and engage with the events, as well as connect in online networking spaces.

Insights from China: How can we decarbonise the transport sector?

During the global online conference Transport and Climate Change Week 2022, the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT) project was pleased to invite Mr Xu Honglei, vice president at the Transport Planning and Research Institute (TPRI) of the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China, to share insights on the key challenges and ongoing efforts in decarbonising China’s transport sector, and the steps needed to stimulate its green development.

From ‘Mobility-on-demand’ to ‘Mobility-as-a Service’: Promoting China’s Transition Towards Sustainable Transport Integration

The MaaS study first analyzes the definition and global practices of MaaS. Then it depicts the current landscape, stakeholders, and barriers for China’s MoD services. With field investigations in Beijing, the Guangdong-Hongkong-Macau Greater Bay Area, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Foshan, local trails of MaaS cases in China were made. Based on the assessment of key components towards MaaS, the study provided policy recommendations for the further integration of MoD and the development of a Chinese MaaS ecosystem to the MoT.