Despite speculation about a decline in private car ownership across Germany, the COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to an interest in novel forms of in-car entertainment. As people search for safe spaces to socialise and have fun, what's driving them towards in-car venues?
Dr. Ophelia Deroy is a professor of Philosophy of Mind at the Ludwig Maximilian University and a member of the Graduate School in Systemic Neuroscience, both in Munich.
Dr. Tobias Kuhnimhof is the head of the Institute for Urban and Transport Planning at RWTH Aachen University and author of 'The Future of Driving in Developing Countries'.
Nick De Mey is the co-founder and insights lead at the Board of Innovation.
Emma Sheppard is a journalist specialising in business, technology, family and social affairs. As well as Canvas8, her work has appeared in The Guardian, Wired, BBC Worldwide, The Independent and more.
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