How will driverless cars, more ride-sharing and more integrated transport systems alter our journeys? (War on Cars Watch)

The way we travel around is going to change radically in the next few decades.

The privately owned car – that romantic emblem of autonomy and freedom – has proved too successful. Our cities and suburbs have become congested and air quality has deteriorated, posing a serious threat to our health.

As Sven Beiker, managing director of consultancy Silicon Valley Mobility, puts it: “Everyone getting in a two-tonne vehicle to go and get a pint of milk is not sustainable anymore.”

As the global population continues to grow and more people coalesce in and around cities, there is an urgent need for a rethink about how we move.