The volume of traffic on German roads continues to rise but the necessary investments in infrastructure are not being made.
The transportation sector faces special challenges in the process of decarbonisation, since the need for mobility – both for people and goods – is rapidly increasing around the world, especially in the emerging economies. Because of road traffic’s key position in mobility, the future CO2 regulation of cars and trucks will play a substantial role in climate policy.
Trends like power train electrification and autonomous driving are causing a major structural change in vehicle manufacturing. This study will analyse to what extent German vehicle manu-facturers are ready to cope with these challenges.
German companies’ business operations are increasingly being hampered by infrastructure deficiencies. Following up on their initial 2013 study, the German Economic Institute (IW) used their regular survey on the business cycle to examine how the condition of central infrastructure networks affects companies.
In Europe trucks transport most of the goods. Rail and inland waterway address completely different market segments than the truck.
China is pressing ahead with its New Silk Road project. It has decided on large investments in other countries’ transportation infrastructure. China’s aim in this is to make access to the world markets more efficient while also promoting the development of its economically repressed provinces.
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