WIT Press


Race 2050: Trends In The Demand For Transportation Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC140752

Volume

191

Pages

13

Page Range

885 - 897

Published

2014

Size

738 kb

Author(s)

M. Silva, N. Ribeiro, M. Rodrigues

Abstract

This paper aims to present the results of an assessment of the crucial driving forces and demand challenges that the European transport industry faces, raising awareness for the demand-side driving forces influencing transport systems development and foreseeing its evolution, highlighting the major factors structuring world demand for transport equipment, infrastructure and supporting systems up to 2030 and beyond, such as GDP evolution, Ageing, Urbanization Growth, Environmental Challenges, Energy, Congestion, etc., are discussed with a particular focus on future urban mobility requirements. This paper highlights the main conclusions on future demand for transport systems, developed in the course of EU funded Research Project RACE 2050 ‘Responsible innovation Agenda for Competitive European transport industries up to 2050’.

Keywords

transportation demand, driving forces, European transport industry