Much like the energy sector, the operational structure of the transportation industry closely emulates that of a communication network. The economic success of each depends on the efficient conveyance of units of value (of vehicles, people, and goods in the case of transportation, or of data in the communications sector) across shared infrastructure resources (be it road, rail, or cellular networks). The synergies that result from collectively and systematically integrating transportation and communication networks—such as telematics, smart city analytics, and traffic management solutions—can quickly lead to efficiencies that reduce emissions.
“The transportation world will soon be ubiquitously connected, electrified, and autonomous,” says Tony Sandberg, director of e-mobility for the Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania Group. These trends, in turn, will cause an entire ecosystem of connectivity to grow around transportation industry participants, says Tony Sandberg, Director of E-Mobility, Scania.