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
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?
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.