The Dark Horse: Will China Win the Electric, Automated, Shared Mobility Race?
Chinese leaders find themselves confronted with a massive, self-inflicted threat: the worst air quality in the world. Today’s educated middle-class urban dwellers are angry about the pollution and the associated health risks. This constituency poses a real danger to those in power. As a result, Chinese president Xi Jinping and his comrades on the Politburo feel an urgent need to find solutions, including making full use of new technologies to combat pollution and congestion.