Collapse of European Transport System

Collapse of European Transport System

Originally submitted by Cornelia Daheim
last updated by Sivert von Saldern

Wild Card's progress: fully-fledged

This Wild Card came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
Theme 7 - Transport (including aeronautics)

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
AAT: Increasing time efficiency

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2050

Wild Card's description 
The increasing dependence of travelers and logistics - particularly freight traffic by road - on electronic route optimisation creates an overload in the system. A breakdown of the European transportation network ensues and impairs supply chains for industrial and commercial goods.