GLOBAL

Cars: Transition from lockdown is a fork in the road - here are two possible outcomes for future travel

The pandemic has forced many people to shift from public transport to car travel. But is this likely to be permanent?

By Enrica Papa and Nicole Badstuber 5 Jun 2020

GLOBAL

Emirates resumes passenger flights to 9 destinations

Travellers will only be accepted on these flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries...

15 May 2020

GLOBAL

For public transport to keep running, operators must find ways to outlast coronavirus

Many operators have lost almost all their fare revenue. Even those who operate on contract terms that reduce the impact of falling patronage must bear the costs of disinfection and other precautions...

By Yale Z Wong 30 Mar 2020

GLOBAL

Billions are pouring into mobility technology - will the transport revolution live up to the hype?

Over US$33bn was invested in mobility tech last year in response to claims it will transform our lives. Based on what we have seen so far, which of these promised solutions will be delivered?

By Neil G Sipe 24 Feb 2020

GLOBAL

Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?

Since 2019, night train networks have seen a remarkable revival across Europe...

23 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel...

By Ranald Boydell 3 Dec 2019

GLOBAL

Traffic congestion reconsidered

Despite efforts to encourage a shift to sustainable transportation, traffic congestion is often the focus of debates over mobility. Motorists endlessly demand more roads, but is this really a solution?

3 Jun 2019

SWEDEN

Sweden's new road powers electric vehicles - what's the environmental impact?

Sweden has built the first smart road that will allow electric vehicles to charge as they drive...

By Rick Greenough 26 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Volvo deploys self-driving truck in Swedish mine

Volvo's fully autonomous truck is the first in the world to be tested in operations deep underground in the Kristineberg Mine...

14 Sep 2016

SWEDEN

Volkswagen buys Scania as Swedish shareholder sells stake

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car manufacturer, was set to take full control of Swedish truck manufacturer Scania after a small but crucial shareholder agreed to sell its shares.

15 May 2014

SWEDEN

Volvo to turn cars into boxes for online shoppers

STOCKHOLM - Swedish auto maker Volvo said on Thursday it was developing a system to enable online shopping deliveries direct to customers' cars rather than their homes.

24 Feb 2014

SWEDEN

Volvo sales fall, loss reported

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Swedish heavy truck and construction equipment manufacturer Volvo last week reported a quarterly loss as sales plummeted to their lowest since the start of Europe's financial crisis.

29 Apr 2013

FRANCE

Renault sells stake in Volvo trucks

PARIS, FRANCE: Renault has sold its stake in Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo AB for €1.5bn to cut debt and make strategic investments.

14 Dec 2012

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