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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active internet users in China are also mobile payment users
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of 693,000 urban buses in operation on China's road are electric buses

News & Articles

How will the new German government approach transport?

On December 8, 2021, a new German federal government was inaugurated. The new coalition of three parties consists of the Social Democrats, the Liberals and the Greens. The partners have developed a 177-page coalition agreement to define a programme for government work until 2025, which is focusing on the green and zero carbon transformation of the German economy.

NDC-TIA Workshop: Climate Targets and Impacts in the Transport Sector in China

On October 29 2021, the National Determined Contribution Transport Initiative For Asia (NDC-TIA) project, together with the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) jointly held the workshop “Climate Targets and Impacts in the Transport Sector in China”. The workshop aimed to facilitate international experience sharing on climate strategies, targets and policy making in the transport sector and to provide a platform for relevant stakeholders to discuss the pathway towards achieving the climate targets in the transport sector, with a focus on four key areas (energy, road freight, aviation and shipping)

China’s updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

On 28 October 2021, three days ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26), China submitted its updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

International Best Practices in Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) at the ITS World Congress

On 12th October, 2021, as part of the ITS World Congress in Hamburg, the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT) project of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH organised the session Mobility-as-a-Service: International best practices on low carbon transport and mobility integration. The session brought together Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) operators and experts from Europe, India, and China to present on MaaS development in different regional contexts.

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