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Transportation development revolution. Will digitalization and greening lead to business model changes?

ZHUKOVSKY HALL, October 16 16:15 — 17:30

The world technological trends show shrinks of investment in traditional technologies and the focus on so called breakthrough technologies like electric mobility, connectivity, autonomy in different transportation fields. Technologies transform both the business model and society. For example, according to the White House report, in the USA about 1,7 million truck drivers will experience job losses due to the unmanned technologies.
Transportation sector in large cities is responsible for 90% of total air pollution. Only comprehensive introduction of sustainable development principles can address the immediate crisis and deal with its main cause: the predominance of transport with internal combustion engine (ICE).
Recently, the megacities have faced with the problem of a rapid growth in the number of motor vehicles, while the construction of road infrastructure cannot keep pace with transportation means growth. This results in in traffic speed reduction and occurrence of congestion. All this leads to infective and unsustainable use of transport.
Technology development like energy storage, autonomous driving, remote monitoring of equipment, optimized planning of transportation flows and use of transport – all this should define the business model for transport of the future.

  • Topics for discussion:

To analyze megatrends of mutual influence of the latest technologies in transportation, urban development, energy system.

  • How can electrification of transport create new requirements for electricity network?
  • What will be the most cost-effective methods for mobility of people and goods over the long term?
  • When there will be a shift from energy carriers to energy transportation?
  • Are transportation development technologies and tendencies in Western Europe are also essential for China, North America, Third World countries, countries and regions with low and high density of population?

To discuss development prospects of environmentally sustainable transport: electric vehicles, electric buses, commercial and freight electric transport.

To address the main state incentive mechanisms; legislative, regulatory and administrative support measures for initiatives on a wide use and production of environmentally sustainable transport in Russia, including motor, railway, water and air transport.

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