Technology Foresight In The Transport Sector: A Delphi Survey
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M. Pitsiava–Latinopoulou1, S. Basbas2 & E. Zacharaki1
The predominant characteristic of the last decades is the continuous increase of the vehicular traffic and the increased need for more and better transport infrastructure, requiring space and continuous investments. Despite the initial growth of transport infrastructure in order to meet the demand, nowadays such approaches are strengthened. Within an era of continuous technological progress, the possible solutions should be hunted from this direction, i.e. the technological developments and applications in the transport sector. Thus new transport policy objectives have been settled and the researchers have taken a step further: they have started to investigate the possibilities of applying or using the most promising technological perspectives in the future, according to the dynamics of the territory under investigation. The aim of this paper is to present the technological perspectives and their applications in the transport sector for the next fifteen years within the Region of Central Macedonia, Greece. Keywords: technological perspectives, transport demand, environmental protection, transport system, transport networks, Delphi, SWOT. 1 Introduction Transport is a dynamic area of study and research. Transport systems sprawl spatially and determine the degree of accessibility or the easiness to reach markets and services. The spatial development and the transport system are interrelated and interconnected, as the existence of the first presupposes the existence of the second and vice-versa, as in order to meet the desired degree of
technological perspectives, transport demand, environmental protection, transport system, transport networks, Delphi, SWOT.