Transport & Freight
Transport is what ties the world together and allows a global society.
Countless people and goods are transported across the world every day by ships, planes, railways, and roads. Transport allows people to live, work and study in separate places and allows moving resources to where they are needed.
New technology facilitates greater mobility, and today, most of us carry a combined workstation, entertainment centre, and research library around with us in our pocket or bag. The internet allows us to work from home or on the move. Travelling across the world gets ever cheaper, and new transport technologies like electric cars and biofuels promise cleaner mobility.
With growing urbanisation, new mobility solutions are required to ensure rapid, safe, and clean transport of people and goods in and between cities. Autonomous vehicles and drones will play an important role in this respect, as will improved public transport solutions.
Below you can browse our articles, publications and client cases related to transport & freight.
Futures past: The Tupolev Tu-144
The Russian clone of the Concorde, the Tupolev Tu-144, had a brief, but spectacular lifespan. It came to an abrupt end when the plane crashed during an air show in Paris, killing 14 people. It is an example of a forgotten technology, built for a future that never came. Like the French-British Concorde, the Tupolev Tu-144 is no longer around, and today, it is no longer possible for ordinary consumers to experience a supersonic flight across continents.
Evaluating the hype
This excerpt from the CIFS report "Evaluating the Hype: Bitcoin, 3D-printing and Electric Cars" looks through the media coverage of new technology, which is often characterized by exaggerated optimism without consideration for the barriers the technology must overcome before it can live up to the expectations. When it comes to electric cars, what is hype and what is reality?