ITS Monday: Edition 6, 2022
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, new EV charging tech, electric bus manufacture, e-scooter safety, a ‘speed lottery’, and new customer-friendly buses.
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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Big news in EV charging land. “A new kind of charger that allows an electric vehicle (EV) to be used as a giant home battery is close to going on sale in Australia, with the first commercial shipment to arrive within weeks.” This of course is a concept that forms a part of our Electric vehicles: Supporting uptake, investigating smart charging PhD project.READ THE ARTICLE
“Ford is working on playing the sounds of pedestrians’ footsteps and bicycle bells as part of a new system aimed at protecting vulnerable road users.”
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I think this headline probably cuts to how a lot of us feel about the addition of e-scooters into the transport mix. “While many are reasonably concerned about the dangers of the new e-scooters some perspective is required. Within the overall transport system the leading cause of transport death and injuries is private motor vehicle crashes.”READ THE ARTICLE
And following on from the above story, here’s a slice of what’s been happening in Melbourne, barely two weeks into a trial in three council. There’s been a lot of debate, a lot of good behaviour, some bad behaviour, and a tragedy. Again, this article should be read in conjunction with the article above and its call for a cool assessment of the place of e-scooters as a transport option.READ THE ARTICLE
Moving from the microcosm of e-scooter, in this article from the Intelligent Transport website Philip Ellis, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the UK micro-mobility company Beryl, takes a broader view of the possibilities and aspirations of micromobility.READ THE ARTICLE
An interesting road safety idea out of Sweden. “Stockholm experimented with rewarding compliance while punishing free-riders: if you drove at or under the speed limit, you would be entered into a lottery where the prize fund came from fines that speeders paid.”READ THE ARTICLE
Not only is London introducing new zero emission buses on one of its routes, it is also stepping up the game on passenger comfort and other customer-friendly features.READ THE ARTICLE