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As the world becomes more congested, managing the global flows of goods and people becomes more pressing. This fascinating, futuristic glimpse from the World Economic Forum explains how experts in transportation, logistics and technology are developing new processes to address these concerns. getAbstract recommends this thought-provoking report to travel, transportation and supply-chain professionals, as well as to investors looking for great tech ideas.

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The World Economic Forum is an independent global organization that engages leaders in business, politics, academia and society to improve the state of the world.



Growing urbanization, affluence and commerce are increasing traffic, travel and trade. Demographics and development drive the need for new ways to manage this increased movement of goods and people. In 2011, the world’s urban population surpassed its rural population. A further 2.6 billion people will have moved into cities by 2050, intensifying the demand for vehicles and creating more traffic. Transportation disruptions pose serious economic threats: Experts say that global business loses $1.4 trillion due to traffic jams worldwide. Experts look to technology for solutions in four areas:

  1. Cross-border and air travel...

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