ITS Monday: Edition 40, 2022
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas. This will be the last edition of ITS Monday for 2022, but it will be back in 2023!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this vein of content that I pick up from the many corners of the digital world that I peek into. A note about the iMOVE office … it will close for the year on 22 December 2022, and re-open on 9 January 2023. See you then, and in the meantime I hope you all have a great holiday break.
Included this week, share electric cars, travel mode bans/reductions in Europe, MaaS, a hell of a car security flaw, green paint and cyclist safety, and more.
The article headlines below are:
- ‘Like having a pool but useful’: Why more Australians will share electric cars
- Netflix and 20 degree chill: Switzerland looks to curb energy use
- It’s official: France bans short haul domestic flights in favour of train travel
- Mobility as a Feature (MaaF): Rethinking the Focus of Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
- Depot of the future delivers Australia’s largest electric vehicle logistics fleet
- Sirius XM flaw could’ve let hackers remotely unlock and start cars
- How green paint can save cyclist’s lives
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
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 …
An interview with Ohmie Go founder and chief executive Kyle Bolto, and Outbound’s Luke Rust, and their efforts in introducing shared electric vehicle fleets. Also quoted is Swinburne University of Technology‘s Professor Hussein Dia, who notes that, “There is some anecdotal evidence these projects are helping families to do away with their second car.”
Related iMOVE project: Electric vehicles: Supporting uptake, investigating smart chargingREAD THE ARTICLE
“Electric cars could be banned from making non-essential journeys in Switzerland this winter under a COVID-19 lockdown-style plan to deal with potential energy shortages.” Switzerland isn’t stopping there though, amongst other things it’s also considering the nation’s streaming TV habit, asking providers to drop the option of high definition image quality.
Related iMOVE project: Developing a low/zero emission transport strategy for AustraliaREAD THE ARTICLE
Staying in Europe, and with the notion of reducing transport emissions, as part of France’s 2021 Climate Law, it will “abolish flights between cities that are linked by a train journey of less than 2.5 hours.”
“Initially, the ban will only affect three routes between Paris Orly and Nantes, Lyon, and Bordeaux where there are genuine rail alternatives.”
In a similar vein is this article, from and about Australia: Should flying between Canberra and Sydney be abolished?
Related iMOVE content: Read our interview with Dr Emma Whittlesea, Acting Executive Director for the Climate Ready InitiativeREAD THE ARTICLE
“David Hensher and Sampo Heitanen suggest that a paradigm change is required when it comes to Mobility as a Service (MaaS). They encourage a move towards transport services as part of a wider activity-focussed product mix driven by the private sector that is also financially sustainable.”
See all of iMOVE’s MaaS content at: MaaS (Mobility as a Service) in AustraliaREAD THE ARTICLE
“On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $20.1 million in funding to Team Global Express (Global Express) for the ‘Depot of the Future’ project to integrate battery electric vehicles within its transport and logistics operations.”READ THE ARTICLE
“Earlier this year, we were able to remotely unlock, start, locate, flash, and honk any remotely connected Honda, Nissan, Infiniti, and Acura vehicles, completely unauthorized, knowing only the VIN number of the car. Here’s how we found it, and how it works …”.
This particular found security flaw has since been fixed as thankfully security engineer Sam Curry and colleagues were on the side of good, not evil. The article also mentions a similar security flaw that Curry found with Genesis and Hyundai vehicles. This a tale of both top-notch investigation and a reminder of the vigilance and assessment of software and systems in a connected vehicle world.READ THE ARTICLE
“Bicyclist safety at urban intersections is a critical element for encouraging an increase in bicycle commuting,” and while progress has been made in developing roadway designs that increase bicyclists’ safety, not much data has been collected comparing and contrasting the effects different treatment types have on riders and rider behavior.”
Based on an article published in the January edition of Accident Analysis & Prevention, entitled Assessing the impact of three intersection treatments on bicyclist safety using a bicycling simulator.READ THE ARTICLE