5 ways we can make African cities smarter
Today, we are featuring a guest post from Fredrik Jejdling, President and Regional Head for Sub-Saharan Africa, Ericsson, published on the World Economic Forum’s Cities and Urbanisation blog.
My family and I were recently stuck in moderate traffic in Sandton, Johannesburg, which led to a discussion between me and my kids about how traffic, and the way we deal with it as drivers, will look very different in future.
At a minimum, my kids will fully embrace the use of connected Uber-like car-share services to get around – or even more exciting, will use driverless vehicles. The potential impact of this on cities will be tremendous, not only in terms of time and efficiency, but also from the point of view of safety and our carbon footprint.