ITS Monday: Edition 32, 2023
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, working from home, CAVs and cybersecurity, e-scooter love, cycling vs Australian cities, and more.
The article headlines below are:
- Fantasy Forecasting Follow-up
- Employee preferences for working from home in Australia
- Cybersecurity regulatory challenges for connected and automated vehicles – State-of-the-art and future directions
- You call this living? Dutch ‘cycling professor’ has some tough advice for Melbourne
- Five years on, Brisbane’s e-scooters and e-bikes are winning over tourists and residents as they open up the city
- UK launches research hub to decarbonise transport networks
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!
NEW: All things Drone Transport
This week’s articles
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Apparently David Levinson had some strong feedback on his last Transportist blog, Fantasy Modeling, and has written a follow-up piece. . “My recent Fantasy Modeling post struck a nerve. Due to the fracturing of the modern internet, comments are everywhere (email, Mastodon, LinkedIn, even Twitter). I will round up the best that are not already on Substack, and some replies.”READ THE ARTICLE
A new paper from Akshay Vij, Flavio Souza, Helen Barrie, V. Anilan, Sergio Sarmiento, and Dr Lynette Washington, emanating from the iMOVE project, Encouraging continuation of work from home post-pandemic, and its final report, Will Working from Home continue? And how? “We surveyed 1,113 Australian employees with jobs that have some capability of being done remotely at least some of the time. Survey respondents were presented stated preference experiments where they were offered a choice between alternative working arrangements for their present job that varied in terms of ability to work remotely and wage rates.”
Related iMOVE content: Prospects for Working from Home: Assessing the evidenceREAD THE ARTICLE
A new academic paper, co-authored by Shah Khalid Khan, Nirajan Shiwakoti, Peter Stasinopoulos, and Matthew Warren. “Although many studies explore the regulatory requirements of operations of CAVs, studies on regulatory challenges specific to the cybersecurity of CAVs are also emerging and receiving lots of attention among researchers and practitioners. However, studies providing an up-to-date synthesis and analysis on CAVs regulatory requirements specific to cyber-risk reduction or mitigation are almost non-existent in the literature. This study aims to overcome this limitation by presenting a comprehensive overview of the role of key Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) stakeholders in CAV’s cybersecurity. These stakeholders include road operators, service providers, automakers, consumers, repairers, and the general public.”READ THE ARTICLE
Strong words from Professor Marco te Brommelstroet, Chair of Urban Mobility Futures at the University of Amsterdam. He’s visiting Down Under and needless to say he’s disputing the oft-repeated praise of Melbourne and its livability. His assessment of cycling in Melbourne is that it’s an activity that’s “only for “high-skill risk-seekers.” I expect he’d have a similar opinion in many, many other places in Australia.
Related iMOVE project: Safer cycling and street design: A guide for policymakers
Related iMOVE content: Active TransportREAD THE ARTICLE
“Five years after being the first Australian city to introduce rideshare e-scooters, Brisbane is leading the way after many growing pains and a lot of learning. Our latest research explored tourists’ and residents’ perceptions and experiences of the city. We surveyed both users and non-users of e-scooters and e-bikes in a first-of-its-kind study. We received nearly 1,000 responses, with 29 follow-up interviews.”
Related iMOVE content: MicromobilityREAD THE ARTICLE
“The new Research Hub for Decarbonised Adaptable and Resilient Transport Infrastructures (DARe) will identify pathways and solutions for delivering a resilient, net zero transport system that works for people and communities. It will host world-leading researchers who will provide expertise, modelling and data tailored to each area and each transport challenge.
Funding of £10 million has been awarded by the Department for Transport National Highways, HS2 Ltd, Network Rail and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the UK government funder of research.”
Related iMOVE content: Alternative Fuels Info, Projects & Resources
Related iMOVE project: FACTS: A Framework for an Australian Clean Transport StrategyREAD THE ARTICLE