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
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
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
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
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?
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
The most dangerous thing about self-driving cars
It is not whether or not the car can drive safely, but whether it can effectively communicate when it is driving and when it is not - i.e. prevent mode confusion.
Thursday, 18 February 2016
UK new car market starts high in 2016
The UK’s new car market got off to a positive start in January, with registrations climbing 2.9% compared with the same month in 2015.
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
A temporary home for your car
A parking space is a temporary home for your car, but a permanent commitment of land.
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Goal of paid parking
The goal of paid parking is to ensure there is always some parking available for drivers willing to pay the associated price and in the process reduce congestion.
Tuesday, 9 February 2016
In Europe, parking takes up half the size of Belgium.
In the United States, parking takes up more space than the whole state of Massachusetts. In Europe, where cars are smaller and fewer in number, parking still takes up an area half the size of Belgium.
Thursday, 4 February 2016
Vertical parking (1920 - 1976)
Great article with splendid pictures on space-saving vertical parking solutions.
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Just for fun
A cartoon about autonomous and connected cars.
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
106 days of your life searching for a parking space
The average motorist wastes a total of 2,549 hours circling the streets searching for a parking space.
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Finding parking, a significant pain-point
On 12% of journeys in the UK, 14% in cities and 19% in London, finding parking is an issue.
Tuesday, 19 January 2016
67% of travellers do not plan their journeys
The remaining 33% of journeys (typically longer ones) are irregular and are unfamiliar to the traveller such that some active planning is needed.