Theo Leggett of BBC Business and Kent Larson of MIT Media lab are interviewing young Mumbaikar car owners in a bid to find out their views of the future. Estimates reveal that there are a total of 1 billion cars on the road while this will increase four time in the coming half a century.
The future of our cities and roads needs to be assessed to avoid one gigantic traffic jam. This is especially true in BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China. Car sales are booming and the roads are just not enough to occupy these vehicles. Leggett and Larson scout around Mumbai to find solutions to these constraints and ways in which more vehicles can be fitted on the road.
They came across youngsters who suggested folding cars, gyroscopic motorcycles, etc. The series will be telecast on the BBC World News on Saturday at 6.00pm and on Sunday at 6.00am and 1.00pm on March 23 and 24, 2013.