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Germany's free car scheme

Congestion has become part and parcel of city life. But it costs billions of euros each year in lost time, and additional fuel costs - not to mention the environmental impact. Authorities in Paris say they're aiming to become the first major city in the world to offer a free car service either late this year or in 2011. They're probably watching a pilot scheme run by car maker Daimler in the German city of Ulm.

By Brice BOUSSOUAR , Anne MAILLIET , Abby D'ARCY HUGHES

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