ITS Monday: Edition 33, 2021
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, Australia’s future vehicles forecast, e-scooter trials, last-mile logistics, Australian hydrogen production research breakthrough, micromobility, 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!
This week’s articles
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Last year Austroads published its report, ‘Future Vehicles 2030’. Last week it released an updated report, taking into account the effects of COVID-19, and that there has been ‘… a more rapid adoption of safety technology but a slowing of the introduction of highly automated driving.’ There is a link to the full updated report in this article.READ THE ARTICLE
A new working paper from Delft University of Technology, in which analyses have been made based on data from 3.5 million trips, comparing Uber and public transport data from six cities in the US and Europe. Again, there is a link to the full paper within this article.READ THE ARTICLE
A 12-month trial of e-scooter is about to commence in two Victorian cities (the capital, and one regional city), in which riders will be able to travel at ‘…up to 20kph, which is twice the legal speed capabilities of privately owned e-scooters in Victoria.’ They will be ‘… allowed on bicycle lanes, shared paths and low-speed roads (up to 50kph). They will not be permitted on footpaths.’READ THE ARTICLE
Last-mile logistics news, of a company’s rollout nationally across the USA of a trial of remote-controlled delivery robots and compact container delivery service URB-E’s e-bike container deliveries. Each of these have been trialled in Los Angeles and New York respectively over the past 12 months, this rollout will see both methods continued to be trialled in both New York and Los Angeles, with San Francisco added, as well as ‘other launch cities’.READ THE ARTICLE
A good news Australian research story, in the, ahhh controversial area of hydrogen production. Researchers from the Australian National University have ‘… set a new world efficiency record for the direct production of renewable hydrogen from solar energy using low-cost materials, combining Australian-grown innovations in next-generation solar cells and electrolysis.’READ THE ARTICLE
More hydrogen news! Hyundai has invested quite heavily in progressing the hydrogen option, and here’s its e-Bogie concept, an autonomous electric chassis powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Further Hyundai hydrogen announcements can be read at Hyundai bets big on hydrogen, announces Vision 2040 plan.
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Last hydrogen story this week. Promise! Alstom’s Coradia iLint hydrogen train ran under its own power in northern France on September 6/7, at the Railway Test Centre in Valenciennes.
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Last this week, a piece by Josh Cottell, Research Manager at Centre for London. ‘Accessible, affordable, and easy to use micromobility, both shared and private, could help to extend the distances that people can travel sustainably, and open up a wider range of journeys from public transport hubs.’ He discusses the safety, health, and sustainability reasons to promote this mode of transport, along with the blocks that hinder the use and growth of micromobility in London.
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