ITS Monday: Edition 32, 2022
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, Australian secondhand EV startup, Adelaide commute app, hydrogen buses, e-bikes, next-gen trams for Melbourne, and more.
The article headlines below are:
- Foundation backed by Mike Cannon-Brookes invests $10m in bid to cut secondhand electric car cost
- Drivers of partially automated vehicles are blamed for crashes that they cannot reasonably avoid
- New tool to help Adelaide motorists re-think the cost of their commute
- Ebusco Australia and EnergyAustralia join forces
- Foton Mobility hydrogen FTH12 bus review
- Scania and SA Government transform public transport
- The Hottest New Car on the Market Is an E-Bike
- How See.Sense data insights are helping Transport for London tackle Vision Zero
- Ampol pitches EV home charging and power bundles in deal with Hyundai
- Promised transport links to new Sydney airport delayed due to funding gap
- New trams to hit the West
And just in case you hadn’t caught it yet, we have a recent series of interviews with transport professionals – Effects of COVID on the transport sector – what they see now, what they would like to happen post-pandemic, and what they think will happen. If you’d like to be join this conversation, drop us a line!
This week’s articles
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Mike Cannon-Brookes has invested in the Good Car Company, a Tasmanian startup with plans to run a batch-buy program that would source electric cars from Japan and the UK.
Related iMOVE project: Electric vehicles: Supporting uptake, investigating smart chargingREAD THE ARTICLE
A new paper by academics from Delft University of Technology, Delft, in the Netherlands. “People seem to hold the human driver to be primarily responsible when their partially automated vehicle crashes, yet is this reasonable? While the driver is often required to immediately take over from the automation when it fails, placing such high expectations on the driver to remain vigilant in partially automated driving is unreasonable.”READ THE ARTICLE
“Adelaide Metro is launching a public transport savings estimator, which calculates petrol and parking costs as well as the price of general wear and tear on cars. The launch comes as a recent Royal Automobile Association (RAA) survey revealed almost half of motorists want to drive less and a third are weighing up their options.”READ THE ARTICLE
“The EnergyAustralia and Ebusco partnership offers green transport energy solutions to bus fleet operators looking to transition to battery electric buses, which include depot development, grid connections, electric charging, solar, battery, virtual power plant, energy management and energy contracts.”READ THE ARTICLE
A text backgrounder to Foton Mobility, and a text and video review of its FTH12 bus. Also contains an interview with the company CEO, Neil Wang.
Related iMOVE project: Investigating the viability of hydrogen fuel for heavy vehicle useREAD THE ARTICLE
“In September, DIT took delivery of its final diesel-powered rigid bus from Scania. From now on, all deliveries by Scania to DIT for rigid route bus application will be electric-hybrid or full electric powertrains.”
READ THE ARTICLE
“See.Sense was selected by TfL to participate in a ‘Vision Zero Proof of Concept (POC)’ which ran in 2022. This POC sought innovative solutions that can mitigate against incidents involving ‘vulnerable road users’ (pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and more recently micro-mobility users). See.Sense supplied innovative sensor data that enabled Transport for London to better understand the risk profile for cyclists in the London area.”
See.Sense is working with iMOVE on the Light Insight Trial (LiT): Smart bike lights data and road safety project.READ THE ARTICLE
“Ampol has opened another front in the battle for electric vehicle business with plans to sell bundled home charging kits and power to owners of Hyundai EVs. Ampol is looking at selling home charging kits that include both charge infrastructure and power as part of a collaboration with Hyundai.”READ THE ARTICLE
A media release from the Department of Transport Victoria. “Tram passengers in Melbourne’s west will be the first to benefit from new, more accessible trams with the introduction of Next Generation Trams. The new low-floor trams will be rolled-out in the west first from 2025 on routes 57, 59 and 82 servicing suburbs such as Footscray, Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Ascot Vale, Maribyrnong, North Melbourne and Niddrie.”
Related iMOVE project: Australia’s Public Transport Disability Standards and CAVsREAD THE ARTICLE