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.

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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

What Europeans think of connected cars

Europeans say “It’s MY data” when it comes to connected cars.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Vertical parking (1920 - 1976)

Great article with splendid pictures on space-saving vertical parking solutions.

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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Just for fun

A cartoon about autonomous and connected cars.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, 14 January 2016

12 Challenges for Intelligent Mobility

To unlock a number of Value Pools (revenue opportunities), innovators should develop solutions for these 12 challenges.

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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Commercial market for self-driving cars seems no closer

Autonomous driving's breakthrough is further away, according to auto executives.

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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Importance of vehicle ownership undisputed

People of all ages will continue to desire their own set of wheels.

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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Purchase decisions until 2020, on car features

High emphasis on fuel efficiency and enhanced vehicle lifespan shows the rising prevalence of the idea of total cost of ownership (TCO). Consumers still have a strong desire for comfort, which is slightly at odds with the quest for better mileage, as more energy is needed to power the associated technology.

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Thursday, 17 December 2015

Key trends to 2025 - for the automotive industry

Innovative long-term concepts are not high on auto executives' agenda. Market growth in emerging markets is.

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

What's the carbon footprint of an e-mail?

Hitting 'send' on 65 mails is equal to driving an average-sized car 0.6 miles (1km).

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Thursday, 10 December 2015

Parking management for smart growth (5)

Local public agencies and private/public partnerships should fully exhaust strategic parking management before resorting to requiring or building additional parking.

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