What is the future of urban mobility? Florian Lennert, a researcher from Berlin, says we’re likely to see computer-controlled vehicles. Together with subways, busses and bicycles, they’re set to be the foundation of a new urban mobility concept.
German premium carmaker Daimler has announced a partnership with Uber to supply self-driving cars for the US ride-hailing company as the pair seeks to become leading players in the world of autonomous driving.
Engineers are confident it’s only a matter of decades before cars with drivers behind the wheel become as exotic as a horse and carriage or a penny-farthing bicycle in mid-city traffic.
By 2025, self-driving cars could lead to a steep decline in fossil fuels - and in personal car ownership. Smart electric vehicles will pick you up, drop you off, and mostly look after themselves. A realistic scenario?
Airbus has unveiled a conceptual flying car called Pop.Up, showcasing its futuristic vision of how to fly over crowded city streets. Mathias Thomsen, Airbus' manager of urban air mobility, talks to DW about the project.
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