Beijing News shell finance and economics news (reporter Chen Weicheng) on August 10, the “new pattern of China’s economy: riding the wind and breaking the waves” summer summit hosted by shell finance and economics of Beijing news was held online. In the “shell night talk” column with the theme of “new travel in the era of digital life”, Liu Daizong, director of China’s sustainable city project of the World Resources Institute, introduces the four major trends of the travel industry in the future: automation, such as driverless technology; rapid development of electric and non fossil fuel vehicles; sharing, rapid development of online car hailing and bike sharing; and diversification Various modes of travel have sprung up.
Liu Daizong introduced that in terms of automation, the United States is still the most powerful in terms of carrying technology, and it is the leader in the field of unmanned driving technology. Google, Tesla, Uber and even Amazon are paying attention to unmanned driving. However, it is facing great challenges to make driverless technology in vehicles. For example, the accidents of waymo and Uber driverless vehicles are fatal. Because only research vehicles, the overall infrastructure construction level of the United States is not as good as that of China. China has great opportunities in vehicle road coordination, and China has great potential to be able to catch up later.
“in terms of electrification, China is the largest electric vehicle market in the world, and it is a leader in terms of scale. But this year, things have changed a little. In terms of market value, Tesla has become the highest listed auto company in history, which represents a trend. This year is a very important watershed, the entire electric vehicle industry is also thinking, the domestic electric vehicle market is facing very big challenges. ” Liu Daizong said that people think about how to promote the rapid recovery of China’s electric vehicle market and get on the right track.
Liu Daizong believes that, in general, Chinese consumers are most willing to pay for services. In contrast, other countries are willing to buy their own bicycles and are not willing to pay for shared services. China has leading enterprises such as didi and meituan in the field of sharing. The overall daily living volume is also very attractive in the world, and Uber can not compare with it. China is in a leading position.
“in terms of diversification, in addition to car travel, taxis and subway public transportation, there have been online car hailing, bike sharing and motorcycle sharing in recent years. Recently, WeChat and Alipay revised the location of travel services, which may be a new trend. Liu Daizong observed that from the payment point of view, we are more inclined to put travel in the position of the core growth point of payment.