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Self-driving cars are the next step in traffic development

The introduction of self-driving cars in traffic is the single biggest change in the history of automobiles. This still requires developmental efforts in technology, community planning and legislation. The revolution at hand can be divided into two phenomena: connected cars and self-driving cars. A connected car is a vehicle with built-in features that assist or…

How will intelligent transport transform future cities?

The development of intelligent transport is often divided into three phases of innovation: electric cars, self-driving cars and car-sharing. The first phase of innovation has already begun with almost all major car manufacturers bringing their own electric cars to the market. There will be a significant increase in the number of electric cars in service…

The Act on Transport services must promote the creation of new services

Mobile applications through which various transportation and mobility services can be received in return for payment are currently being marketed to consumers. The integrated mobility services offered through the app can include the use of public transport, taxis, carsharing, car rentals and city bikes. The service application Whim, offered to consumers via mobile phones by…

Financial Supervisory Authority’s interpretation on the insurability on administrative fines and penalty payments

The Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) has recently published a statement regarding the insurability of both criminal and regulatory fines and penalties. According to the FSA’s interpretation, the provision of insurance coverage in respect of corporate administrative fines and penalty payments, which are deemed to be punitive payments, is contrary to good insurance practice and is…

MaaS should be considered in traffic taxation

The digitalisation of traffic will reduce the importance of owning vehicles, and the extensive electrification and automation of vehicles will alter current business models so that physical goods, in other words cars, become part of digital services.  This development also means that the taxation of traffic must be comprehensibly reassessed. The assessment must settle how…