ITS Monday: Edition 11, 2021
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week: The new, extended peak hour, quantum computing and commuting, Opal gets Ubered, a hydrogen bus trial, and more.
And just in case you hadn’t caught it yet, we have a new 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!
Now, scroll down, and see what’s in this week’s edition. Oh, and before you do, be sure check out the quickest way to receive our new content via the subscription box just below …
Access to a multimillion-dollar quantum computer could help us as commuters. Poetry in motion, or sci-fi? No, it’s real. It has the potential to untangle, in minutes, complex traffic, crowding or scheduling problems on Sydney’s transport network that would currently take days.READ THE ARTICLE
We had this to share last week, but ITS Monday was stymied by Easter Monday. Again in Sydney, commuters will be able to pay for Uber, taxis and share bikes with their digital Opal card as part of a world-first state government trial that will offer financial incentives for multi-modal transport.READ THE ARTICLE
The headline about this NZ story says it all really. ‘The motion commits the council to pursue a fossil fuel-free centre city and asks for council officers to write a report investigating how the policy could be applied.’READ THE ARTICLE
Staying in the Land of the Long White Cloud, Auckland is looking to cut down on the smoggy clouds generated by its public transport. An NZ-built hydrogen fuel cell bus, the first such vehicle in the country, is being trialled for 2 years on the 70 route between Britomart and Botany in East Auckland.READ THE ARTICLE
We had to sit on this one also because of the Easter break. But here it is now, a piece by Christian Brand, Associate Professor in Transport, Energy & Environment, Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford.READ THE ARTICLE