ITS Monday: Edition 15, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Stories on: freight congestion, trackless trams, the bike boom, Apple Maps data, travel demand, closed streets, and more.
And again, please take a look at our new Linkedin group, COVID-19 & Transport: Responses to the crisis.
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 …
It’s an alarmist headline, but with quotes in this piece from the Port of Melbourne CEO, a logistics executive, and the Australian Container Freight Service chief executive, it would seem that there is indeed an issue. This is Melbourne-based … I assume this is a shared issue at all Australian ports?READ THE ARTICLE
Fresh from this morning’s various NineFax publications, this article obtains opinions from Curtin University’s sustainability professor, Peter Newman, an ‘Infrastructure Australia spokeswoman’, Google Australia managing director Mel Silva, and Singtel Optus chief executive Kelly Bayer Rosmarin. Optimistic opinions on the two technologies mentioned in the headline, AI and trackless trams, plus telehealth, video meetings, and ‘more collaboration between government and industry in future to fast-track solutions to problems, including in policies for infrastructure investment.’READ THE ARTICLE
For around four weeks now, bicycle shops are reporting a jump in sales, with one retailer saying, ‘Sales are exceeding what we would expect to see at Christmas.’ It’s heartening, I think, to read of a silver lining that is a result of this awful time we find ourselves in.READ THE ARTICLE
A thought piece from Luis (Pilo) Willumsen, an independent consultant from the UK. He posits that ‘…we need to consider six different influences on the future of mobility and track them to elucidate the likely future evolution of mobility.’
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‘Apple has released data it says could help inform public health authorities on whether people are travelling less during lockdown orders to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.’ Included in the article is the Apple data on Sydney and Mebourne.READ THE ARTICLE
‘… while this may seem like the worst possible time to be involved in any transportation-related venture, there are still plenty of opportunities for companies to do something impactful in the sector.’ Thoughts from New York-based transport tech company, Via.READ THE ARTICLE
And last, something not C19-related, instead a look at how public art and visual design can help perhaps make public transport a more desirable option.READ THE ARTICLE