It's hard enough to keep up with the technological advances that are transforming almost every aspect of transportation—never mind predict where new innovations might lead. But Connected World: Transforming Travel, Transportation, and Supply Chains, a new report issued by the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group, takes a stab at identifying the innovations that could have the greatest impact on transportation by 2025. Here are three examples that would affect freight transportation:
The report noted that although some of these technologies exist today, widespread implementation will require surmounting institutional barriers. The main obstacle is the lack of cooperation across industries and public agencies, the report said. Additional challenges include concerns about data ownership, data privacy, and resilience against cyberattacks.
A copy of the report is available from The World Economic Forum.