As global car sales continue to rise, traffic congestion in many cities is becoming ever more nightmarish. Gridlock and toxic air pollution from Asia to South America! Digital technologies may help resolve some of these problems.
Gridlock is a challenge for fast-growing urban Africa, where the middle class is acquiring more cars. In Rwanda, the German car maker Volkswagen is trying out an alternative transport system.
Digital technology can make access to culture and knowledge easier. Many museums try to meet the requirements of all visitors - so people with and without disabilities.
Several major tech companies will be presenting their mobile phone novelties at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona in coming days. Let's have a preview of expected highlights.
The exploding world population is no small problem. Feeding, clothing and housing everyone will be a challenge, so will be putting them all to work. Will industry step up and grab the unprecedented business chance?
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