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Concepts for transport in the 21st century


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Will future transport systems be safer and less energy hungry?
During the 19th and the first half of the 20th century railroads were constructed, taking a major part in land transport. During the 20th century road transport took over, but at the start of the 21st century the limits of road traffic appear, such as negative effects on the earth environment due to the combustion engines, a heavy death toll paid every year due to transport accidents, overloading of the road network, increasing risks and creating jams at mountain tunnels and bridges.
How do traffic experts see the picture for transport in the coming decades?


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