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Such has been the success of the business model that BlaBlaCar has become one of the fastest growing transport companies in Europe.

SEAT in the city

As automakers around the world race to reinvent the car for the 21st century city, Spanish brand SEAT has one major competitive advantage that has put it firmly in pole position.

Smart City boosts happiness

To make sure that smart city investments reflect the interests and aspirations of residents, the Smart Dubai Office has developed a unique focus on happiness.

Aspiring to be the happiest city in the world

Q&A with Dr. Aisha Bin Bishir, Director General, Smart Dubai: "Internet of things (IoT), big data and other technologies must make the lives of our people simple, impactful, seamless, safe and happy."

Q&A: Cisco

Munish Khetrapal, Managing Director, Smart Cities and IoT: "The basic thing in Smart Cities is that they need to be connected: if they are not connected, they are not going to be 'smart'.”

Global leaders in sustainable innovation

As national leaders and the global economy’s most prominent business people arrive in Davos for the World Economic Forum, they are reeling from one of the most turbulent years in recent political history.

The future of urban mobility

As he prepares for the biggest revolution in the 125-year history of the car industry, SEAT president Luca de Meo has no doubt about the best place to be: in the driving seat.

Bright future for new-look lighting

One of the greatest challenges discussed by delegates at Davos in recent times has been how to decouple economic growth from increased energy consumption. After the two hottest years on record, the environmental and economic imperative is now greater than ever before.

Mobility goes further

One of the most active areas for innovation in today’s car industry is the development of mobility services for long-suffering city commuters. Ford has created a new business unit, Ford City Solutions, focused entirely on helping people move more easily through cities.

From power grids to empowered networks

The future of distribution will be to build, manage and maintain the means to connect people in the energy space.

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