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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2016-12-29

The car of tomorrow: Ready for a driverless ride? (part 1)

While the rail industry powered the industrial revolution of the 19th century, and the auto assembly line the 20th century consumer society, we may remember 2016 as the year we crossed a new frontier in transport: Driverless cars. In September, Uber launched its semi-driverless cars, in which there's still a safety driver should the situation call for it. But for how long? With Volkswagen announcing its aim of leading the electromobility industry, what does the future hold for the diesel engine?

Click here for PART TWO.

Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By François PICARD

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Managing Director, Delphi Electronic Controls Europe

Verena BUTT D’ESPOUS

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Thierry ERNST

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Energy & Transport Consultant, Frost & Sullivan

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2017-09-25 Kurdistan

Iraq's Kurds: Will referendum really lead to independence?

Polls have closed in Iraqi Kurdistan. Now that citizens have said "yes" to independence, what are they going to do with the result? President Massoud Barzani shrugged off...

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2017-09-21 independence

Confiscated vote? Escalation over banned Catalonia referendum

Authorities in Madrid have taken their standoff with Barcelona to a whole new level, raiding government offices, arresting Catalan cabinet members and confiscating 10 million...

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2017-09-20 Debate

Iran's rebuttal: Tehran answers Trump and Netanyahu

Call it rebuttal time. After Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, it’s Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s turn to address the UN General Assembly. He criticised Trump’s "rogue...

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

As a candidate he spoke out against the United Nations, but today the US president is chairing a conference on reforming its institutions at the annual opening of the UN General...

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

Put football rivalry jokes aside: the escalation between Barcelona and Madrid is no game. A sea of independence supporters turned out on Monday in Barcelona to support a second...

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