Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Reducing parking tariffs - no solution for empty shops
Free or cheaper parking may trigger a shift in shopping behaviour, but it will not automatically lead to increased retail turnovers, and is therefore not a solution to the empty retail units.
The real reason of the demise of our city shopping centres is the oversupply, a poorly balanced retail mix, changing consumer shopping behaviour, the economic recession. In an attractive shopping area, the consumer is not really bothered about what they have to pay for parking.
Thursday, 24 March 2016
Driver at the wheel? Scenario 4
Multimodal and shared automation
Sharing a car is the most natural thing in the world to do. Fully automated driving is not yet feasible, the technology is not yet sufficiently developed, and support is limited.
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Driver at the wheel? Scenario 3
Letting go on highways
The technology is less developed. In the congested, chaotic cities, car drivers must still drive themselves. A minority of drivers are prepared to share a car. The majority opts to own their own cars.
Thursday, 17 March 2016
Driver at the wheel? Scenario 2
Fully automated private luxury
Consumers are fervently attached to the ownership of their own cars. The technology in these cars has been developed to the highest level possible.
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Driver at the wheel? Scenario 1
Mobility as a service: any time, any place
The assumption is that technology is developed to a high level and that consumers are extremely willing to share their transport mode.
Monday, 14 March 2016
Driver at the wheel? Four scenarios
The KiM Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis presents four different scenarios for future traffic and transport systems involving self-driving vehicles.
Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Just for fun
A cartoon about the future of parking.
Thursday, 3 March 2016
True cost of parking
As individuals, we want parking to be easily available at any time and every destination. We also want it to be cheap, or even free. Trying to fulfill both of these desires is expensive, and has enormous unintended consequences for society.
Tuesday, 1 March 2016
What Europeans think of connected cars
Europeans say “It’s MY data” when it comes to connected cars.
Thursday, 25 February 2016
Driverless Cars: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
As for any powerful new technology, we must ask ourselves: What could go disastrously wrong? What are some of the key vulnerabilities of such a new system?