The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the mobility behavior of all those involved in public road traffic. A clear trend has become established in recent years. While the conventional bicycle market has stagnated, sales figures for pedelecs have risen steadily in recent years. With a total of 2.000.000 e-bikes sold in 2021, a new record was set last year.
The range of ferry connections has increased, especially in the Scandinavian countries. Many shipping companies often offer the same routes - if you are well informed here, you can catch some bargains. Of course, the prices for the routes are broken down according to season, as is the case with holiday planning; however, the prices often vary according to the day of the week.
Automated driving will become even safer in the future. In addition to the previously installed camera and radar systems, this requires the use of distance measurements with the precision of a laser system. Bosch is planning to start series development of the first automotive-compatible lidar (light detection and ranging). A laser-based distance meter supports driving functions according to SAE levels 3 to 5, in which the vehicle takes over the functions of the driver.