How VW test fixing is just the start of the car industry's problems
The revelation that Volkswagen deliberately circumvented emissions tests on many of its diesel vehicles has provoked a huge storm of controversy. This diesel deception has understandably angered car owners. And some have suggested that VW's management either must have known about the scandal, or effectively lost control of the company. Dr James Palmer writes for The Conversation …
Forget the Silicon Valley revolution: the future of transport looks remarkably familiar
From autonomous vehicles and the rapid rise of Uber to the global diffusion of bike-sharing schemes, transport is changing. Developments in information technology, transport policy and behaviour by urban populations may well be causing a wholesale shift away from conventional cars to collective, automated and low-carbon transport. Dr Tim Schwanen writes for The Conversation …
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