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In the Future Trends section, a series of news items and documents of interest are presented related to new currents and trends in the field of mobility, such as flying taxis, drones, autonomous cars and other trends promoted by the implementation of different emerging technologies.

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Acceptance safety and sustainability recommendations for eficient Deployment of Urban Air Mobility

"ASSURED-UAM aims to assure the safety, sustainability and acceptability of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) by embedding aviation best practices, recommendations and organizational solutions in city administrative structures.

The project provide comprehensive organisational and policy support for authorities, policy makers and urban industry organizations in the complex process of implementing vertical transport into urban and peri-urban mobility systems. It provide recommendations for the integration of surface modes under the U-Space Air Traffic Management System, regarding the introduction of unmanned urban air mobility."

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How Mobility Can Help Build a Better World after COVID-19

Article on the Mobility Consumer Index report, which analyzes the mobility patterns of 9 countries through three key segments: work, leisure and family

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In the air: How do consumers view advanced air mobility?

Article in English on the results of the Mckinsey Global Survey, which shows that consumers are ready to take advantage of advanced air mobility, but concerns persist.

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Hyperloop is a high-speed ground transportation system through tunnels for passengers and goods devised by Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. Based on a system of low-pressure tubes through which transport capsules circulate, it reaches speeds of between 1,000 and 1,200 km / h, in addition to reducing energy consumption and generating a CO2 level per unit lower than that of the aircraft.

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The motorcycle and light vehicles in the new mobility

On an economic level, light vehicles have low acquisition and maintenance costs. However, in addition to this current crisis that also affects health, these vehicles make it possible to maintain social distance and guarantee transport safety.

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Safe mobility: an integral approach

Normally, when talking about Safe mobility, reference is made to issues and concepts directly related to Road Safety in its various meanings: road safety for the vulnerable individuals, urban road safety, occupational road safety among others. However this approach is correct, lately a major paradigm shift has been taking place in the field of mobility in two directions.

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The keys to Last Mile logistics. Challenges and solutions in Spain

Article that aims to illustrate the complexity of an ecosystem such as the Last Mile, which has been growing exponentially in recent years and is facing enormous challenges, both from an environmental point of view, urban congestion and efficiency and sustainability of the companies and sectors that interact on it

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New Key Technologies in Transport and Logistics

The transportation and logistics (T&L) industry has demonstrated a strong capacity for innovation to adapt to the needs of industry and consumption. This website includes a series of articles on Artificial Intelligence, the Industrial Internet of Things, Advanced Robotics, as well as Autonomous Vehicles, New Interfaces, Digital Platforms and BlockChain, with the aim of separating media noise from reality, describing these technologies, analyzing their maturity and adoption, as well as their current and potential impact and applications in T&L, both in large and small companies, in leading countries and in developing countries. development.

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REBALANCE: New Cultures and Mobility Policies

The general objective of REBALANCE is to carry out an open deliberative exercise with a view to the future towards a transformative transport policy strategy in favor of a paradigm shift in mobility, which takes into account emerging social values ​​(with a growing concern in relation to climate change) and better alignment with the SDGs. The deliberative process has begun and has been supported by thinkers who are not necessarily directly involved in transport research debates. They have helped to formulate research questions and working hypotheses, which are being addressed by a wider representation of stakeholders in the mobility and transport sector. Several workshops will be held to establish the vision for the longer-term transport system and, ultimately, a Manifesto for a new European mobility culture and policy will be developed.

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Reimagine mobility

Article in English about mobility and the change it is currently undergoing and that will affect companies and society for generations. Find out how developments in four dimensions (cars, consumers, cities and competition) are already shaping the future.

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Mediterranean Transport and Logistics in a Post-COVID-19 Era

The initiative "Mediterranean transport and logistics in the post-COVID-19 era: perspectives and opportunities" convenes experts from different professional fields, different Mediterranean countries and regional and international institutions to discuss possible post-Covid-19 scenarios for the sector of transport and logistics in the Mediterranean, through thematic articles. By bringing together multiple critical views and perspectives, the initiative aims to consider different approaches and involve different actors interested in promoting future regional strategies and opportunities for cooperation.

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Cities must think about the mobility model to which they aspire, knowing that citizens demand total freedom and flexibility.

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Private autonomous vehicles: the other side of the history of taxi theft

Article in English where he talks about the great opportunity of autonomous driving to transform mobility. While autonomous private cars are less attractive than autonomous taxis, the market model suggests that they could provide OEMs with great growth opportunities.

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Can autonomous electric vehicles accelerate the low-carbon transition?

Article in English on the potential impact of autonomous electric vehicles on global decarbonization and the implications for business. In some projections, A-EVs alone could close 1/3 of the gap needed to limit warming to 2 degrees, leading to a major business disruption.

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Back to the future? The airline industry is prepared for a post-COVID-19 change

Article in English which analyzes the airline sector beyond the pandemic: they must deal with five new realities and devise strategies to adapt

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Érica, the first autonomous bus that has circulated in Catalonia

Érica is an autonomous bus that represents an evolution of transport on demand. In the future, it will complete the implementation of flexible transport in Catalonia, an implementation that has already begun. It uses an algorithm that manages the data of all users in real time. In this way, all origin and destination requests are efficiently managed, creating routes and assigning buses to each of them.

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