Thursday, 19 May 2016
Facts & Figures
The average car is only on the move for 4% of the time.
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
The first parking meter
Today - July 16 1935 - The world's first parking meter in Oklahoma City
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Parking is a private good
In an economic sense a parking space is a private good, just like a rented house; if someone parks a vehicle there nobody else can use that spot.
Tuesday, 3 May 2016
How to convince young people not to text while driving.
By obliging them to text while driving.
Thursday, 28 April 2016
USA has the fewest young motorists since the 1960s
Economics, attitude shifts, and the lure of the internet are all likely explanations.
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
How do driverless cars work?
An interesting video from Telegraph.
Thursday, 21 April 2016
AVs must overcome roadblocks
To reap the massive societal benefits that AVs promise, multistakeholder collaboration is needed in multiple forms.
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
AVs six automation levels
The SAE International framework for vehicle automation.
Thursday, 14 April 2016
AVs promise tremendous benefits
Widespread adoption of AVs could eliminate road fatalities, improve travel time by 40%, recover up to 80 billion hours lost to commuting and congestion, and reduce fuel consumption by 40%.
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
AVs evolution of technology
The technology will not gain commercial scale overnight, it may take several years before OEMs will be able to offer autonomous features at a price that's both acceptable to consumers and profitable for the manufacturer.
Thursday, 7 April 2016
Autonomous driving is gaining momentum
The level of consumer interest in AVs is higher and more intense than it was for electric vehicles (EVs) prior to their introduction and suggests that AV adoption may be more rapid and widespread than the currently slow pace of EV adoption.
Tuesday, 5 April 2016
Be cautious when predicting the future role of AVs
Optimistic predictions of the Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) benefits have raised hopes that this technology will soon be widely available and solve many transportation problems. However, there are good reasons to be cautious when predicting their future role.
Thursday, 31 March 2016
Usage of innercity parking spaces on the rise
The parking production (sold hours per parking space) has had a stronger decline than domestic spending over the past years, however, it recovers more quickly.
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.