Tuesday, 20 June 2017

AVs could be terrible for traffic

Because of zero-occupancy vehicles, comfort which increases commute, and low costs of ride-hailing which decreases ride-sharing.

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Thursday, 15 June 2017

A titbit about ... cars

Starting with Benz, Ford ... and electric cars.

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Sweet & Sour Parking Policy at hospital

The Sweet & Sour Parking Policy at Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC) resulted in 20% fewer parking transactions and 40% fewer people parking.

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Thursday, 8 June 2017

How quickly can we retake control in an emergency?

A new research to be conducted into how humans behave behind the wheel of vehicles set to auto-pilot.

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Three revolutions in the world of transportation

The biggest three; electification, automation and ride-sharing. But how will they play out?

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Encourage a big-picture conversation on AVs

Even shared AVs could spell traffic disaster. Public transport ridership could plummet. The rise in overall vehicle miles-traveled (VMT) would be dizzying.

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

More parking isn’t always the answer

A study indicates that consumers who walked, cycled or used public transport to travel to restaurants spent more than those who used cars.

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

How pedestrians will defeat autonomous vehicles

The ‘game of chicken’ could be a serious problem for driverless cars.

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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Tailgating out of car parks is perilous

It's really dangerous to tailgate! Thanks to cameras and collaboration with debt collectors, offenders can count on a hefty bill which can add up to 300 euro.

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

AVs implementation predictions

Some benefits will only be significant when AVs become common and affordable, probably in the 2040s to 2060s, and some benefits may require prohibiting human-driven vehicles on certain roadways, which could take longer.

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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Computers versus automobiles

Bill Gates compared the computer industry with the auto industry, to which the auto industry responded jokingly ...

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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

2005 - 2015 Change in car possession and kilometres

In the Netherlands, car ownership and car kilometres amongst young people has declined over the past ten years, whereas amongst older people it increased significantly.

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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

The perilous politics of parking

A public resource is being allocated highly inefficiently. That everybody is used to these arrangements does not mean they make sense.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Witkar - carsharing in 1974

One of the first technology-based carsharing projects in the world. The actual Witkar project took place in Amsterdam between 1974 and 1986. It provided daily service for more than 4,000 registered users.

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Open to interpretation

When an intended meaning is not clear ... visualised.

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Thursday, 13 April 2017

The Cars That Ate Paris

The City of Light surrendered its streets to the private automobile in the 1960s and ‘70s. Today, Paris is leading some of Europe’s most aggressive efforts to fight back.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Parking in car parks popular

The use of city centre parking spaces has risen for the second consecutive year. 2016 saw a rise of more than 3% compared to 2014 levels, which were already on the up.

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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Mobility is the lifeblood of our cities - Seamless Mobility

This is the most radical departure from today’s reality. Mobility is predominantly door to door and on demand. Travelers have many clean, cheap, and flexible ways to get around, and the boundaries among private, shared, and public transport are blurred.

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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Mobility is the lifeblood of our cities - Private Autonomy

The private car would maintain its dominance as the central element of mobility. Autonomy and electrification might allow passengers to use time in traffic for business or pleasure. Yet, the system as a whole may be stretched by increased demand.

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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Mobility is the lifeblood of our cities - Clean & Shared

This mobility trajectory proposes a shift to cleaner transport, in the form of Electric Vehicles (EVs), while also limiting private car ownership, optimising shared mobility, and expanding public transit.

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