Megatrends, a Way to Identify the Future Transport Challenges

  • Vladislav Maraš
  • Mirjana Bugarinović
  • Eleni Anoyrkati
  • Alba Avarello
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 879)


In the last ten years, huge advances in detecting trends methodology have been spotted in particular in Europe. Trend represents a fundamental change over an extended period, i.e. associations that are defined by crossing contextual borders. They are phenomena that are always complex and whose lifespans can only be measured inaccurately. Trends, whose implications are reflected on the whole or almost entire society, are called megatrends. The objective of this paper is to define the key megatrends affecting the future passenger and freight transportation system through review and analysis of the transport reports and studies on the global level. Megatrends commonly elaborated in the majority of literature sources will be identified. It indicates a convergence to those that are most important for the future development of transportation processes.


Key megatrends Passenger and freight transportation Reaching consensus 



The results incorporated in this paper received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 769638, project title: INtentify future Transport rEsearch NeeDs (INTEND).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladislav Maraš
    • 1
  • Mirjana Bugarinović
    • 1
  • Eleni Anoyrkati
    • 2
  • Alba Avarello
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Transport and Traffic EngineeringUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.Coventry University Enterprises LtdCoventryUK

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