French car makers and tech companies are in the race to develop the technology for self-driving cars, but there are calls to take advantage of the technological revolution, to rethink the way people get around in cities. They hope the innovation will lead to collective forms of transportation, rather than self-driving individual cars. Take a listen here where I take a ride on a self-driving shuttle in La Defense.
Made in France is becoming trendy
The concept of 'Made in France' was put forward during the 2012 presidential election campaign as a kind of economic patriotism to re-industrialize France. But today the idea is being embraced by consumers who want to know where their products are made. Listen here to my visit to a Paris street whose stores are temporarily only selling things made... in France.
Lille has the main police prefecture for northern France, which includes the Calais refugee camp. And authorities are being asked to increasingly apply the 'Dublin regulation', and send asylum seekers back to the first European country they entered (often Italy). Here is my piece looking into that: