Among the potential losers from the coronavirus pandemic, mass transportation systems have seen a plunge in ridership, as have ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. And recent studies by Capgemini, IBM and others suggest they may continue to lose customers even after pandemic lockdowns end as commuters and travelers turn... read more →
The article “Linux beat IBM will open-source software beat Waymo and Tesla ?” introduced the power of the open-source organizational model to crowdsource the innovation of a community. Is it possible to build a functioning Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Shuttle with a small team by using open-source methods? A research team from... read more →
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Michelle Wu, a City Council member in Boston, wants everyone to ride for free on subways and buses that crisscross the region. Wu says the city is experiencing a “transportation crisis” as ridership declines, rush-hour traffic rises and the infrastructure of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority continues to crumble. Read more.
Sustainable transport like cycling will overtake car usage in the world’s biggest cities by 2030, according to new research. In a report published Monday, research firm Kantar claimed private car journeys in global hubs would decrease by 10% over the next decade, as 36.7 million city-dwellers change the way they... read more →
It has taken 124 years, but, finally, bicyclists will rule on San Francisco’s Market Street. And transit users also have cause to celebrate because the city’s decision to rid the road of cars will lead to faster bus journeys. Read more.
2018 was the year that Waymo failed to launch a real commercial service as planned. Instead, they soft-launched an improved version of their limited access service in Chandler Arizona called Waymo One. 2019 did not see a commercial service either, but it did see expansion of the pilot, and in... read more →
(Reuters) – Electric air taxis — known colloquially, if somewhat misleadingly, as “flying cars” — could draw millions of investor dollars away from ground-based transportation start-up firms in 2020, according to a study released on Monday. Read more.
Self-driving cars aren’t quite ready for large-scale commercial deployment, but as the technology advances most companies developing it plan multiple layers of safety. Aurora, a startup that counts Amazon as an investor, thinks a system of remote monitors acting much like air-traffic controllers is one way to help ensure public... read more →
A new study of four on-demand minibus services in cities in Europe and the US has concluded that the systems can offer a more efficient and cleaner first and last mile alternative to both public transport and ride-hailing operations. Read more.