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News The EU Wants To Take Half The Cars Off Its Roads By 2050

19:41  16 may  2018
19:41  16 may  2018 Source:   autotrader.ca

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EU chiefs also want to shift half of all long-distance car journeys from road to rail. But the White Paper, Transport 2050 , wants half of all cars in towns to The European Union has revealed a vision for its future in which traffic deaths and life-threatening injuries would be eliminated and the number of cars

The European Union has revealed a vision for its future in which traffic deaths and life-threatening injuries would be eliminated and the number of cars on its roads cut in half .  The European Union has It includes new eight-wheel models of the off - road and on-water vehicles and a more […]

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The European Union has revealed a vision for its future in which traffic deaths and life-threatening injuries would be eliminated and the number of cars on its roads cut in half.

According to the UK's Autocar, that's the message EU transport commissioner Violeta Bulc presented earlier today in London at the Future of the Car Summit.

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The EU Wants To Take Half The Cars Off Its Roads By 2050 Granted, 2050 is still ways off but this shows how the car tech industry is counting on self-driving cars to take over the streets in the near future. The road to autonomy Why the self-driving car

The European Union has revealed a vision for its future in which traffic deaths and life-threatening injuries would be eliminated and the number of cars on its roads cut in half .  The European Union has It includes new eight-wheel models of the off - road and on-water vehicles and a more […]

Following the lead set by Sweden's Vision Zero, a campaign started in 1997 to eliminate road deaths and serious injuries, the EU wants to take a broader approach by also eliminating all road transport emissions and red tape.

Bulc said that 24 percent of the EU's health problems can be traced back to vehicle emissions, which she said is higher than the rate of injuries and deaths caused by collisions.

"Why did we agree that transport kills?" she asked the summit's delegates.

Bulc said stricter emissions regulations coming in the future will "put legislative pressure on car makers to introduce greener cars."

Perhaps not coincidentally, the EU's 2050 timeline is about a decade after France, the UK and Germany plan to have banned the sale of combustion-only vehicles, while Scotland wants to do the same by 2032.

Further, Bulc said autonomous vehicles will fill a future gap that will be left by changing attitudes to driving licences and car ownership, citing a desire among young people to make more productive use of the time spent getting places in cars.

To reassure those anxious about the privacy and hacking risk that self-driving cars present, Bulc promised future EU legislation would keep up with those cyber threats.

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