Drink driving is dangerous. So dangerous that throughout Europe one in four traffic fatalities involves alcohol. Despite the alarming facts, getting behind the wheel after enjoying a beer is not uncommon in many European countries. For those who do and are checked by the police, the roadside alcohol breath test ultimately decides if that last sip (or glass) was one too many. A blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of up to 0.5‰ is tolerated. Go above that and there will be consequences.
Just over a month ago, Paris was in the news due to dangerously high levels of smog. Out of the many actions that could have been taken, government officials chose one known to work in the short but not in the long-run: license-plate driving bans. Mexico City, Beijing or Athens all implemented similar measures in
Turkey has experienced a stormy past year. Scenes from the Taksim Gezi Park are still present in everybody’s mind. However, a very dynamic country, Turkey seems to be moving on fast: last week the country resumed negotiations with the European Union to discuss entry terms. And only a couple of days ago, Turkey managed
Back in the days, when people had their first encounter with airplanes they must have thought of a miracle. Same with television – how is it possible that I can see on a screen what a person is doing at the other end of the globe? Often we’ve experienced that something initially regarded as fantasy-like
It is difficult to find a market today that is more dynamic than the automobile industry. The creation of new operating systems and engines, the increased competitiveness of the world market, and the change in driver behaviour necessitate new, imaginative thinking and make the industry rife for innovation. But as with any market, the market
Do you remember the BMW Isetta? The first bubble car produced on a mass scale? Let’s go back to the 1950s then. Debatably, the Isetta was the first affordable car (at that time most people bought motor cycles) but with 13 horsepower still able enough to comfortably (well relatively) get you to your holiday destination.
What are the characteristics of today’s urban environment? The Daimler AG for example says that urbanisation will make cities more congested. Cities are full of people rushing around needing to go from A to B preferably within the blink of an eye. Thus they’ve made a couple of interesting changes to their company’s business realms
We’ve all been there: the devastating hunt for a parking spot when returning home from work in the evening. Driving in circles, starting and stopping the car, and then when we’ve finally found a promising space the vehicle just doesn’t want to fit. Experiences like these seem to be inevitable in the urban environment. Today,