By Nicolas Beaumont, Senior Vice-President, Sustainable Development and Mobility, Michelin The 800 million vehicles on today’s roads worldwide are fitted with 1.2 billion tires manufactured from over 10 million tonnes of natural rubber. And vehicle numbers are likely to double over the next quarter century. The transport sector is the main consumer of rubber – three-quarters of global production – with the remainder destined primarily for the health … Continue reading Renewable natural rubber’s essential role in our sustainable mobility
by Volker Schneble Only around 5% of the 6.2 million trucks in the EU and 11.2m truck in the US are ever checked for compliance with existing rules – whether these concern the vehicles themselves, the humans who use them or the load they carry. This lack of enforcement causes avoidable crashes, increased road maintenance costs and economic costs due to market distortions. Data could … Continue reading „Digital governance will make road freight transport fairer and safer“
by Peter Kronberg, Safety Director Volvo Group Automated driving holds promise of a revolutionary new way of providing transport and mobility. Indeed, the added value in improved productivity and efficiency that can be extracted in commercial transport operations appears to be substantial. But, the question of the impact of automation on road safety tends to divide the public in two distinct camps – one lauding … Continue reading Automated Driving and Traffic Safety
On Friday, 13 April, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its member states agreed on an absolute target to reduce shipping emission “at least” 50% by 2050. Is this agreement a historic achievement or a collection of weasel words? How did we get here? And what still needs to be done? Continue reading How shipping got its own Paris Agreement – and what that means
Opinion Piece by Jean Todt, FIA President and UN Special Envoy for Road Safety For a number of years now we have been complaining about the consequences of road crashes, the millions of premature deaths, the tens of millions of serious injuries that impair so many people for life. We have been documenting the progression of the scourge, gathering statistics, disseminating facts and figures. We … Continue reading Let’s get serious about saving lives!