ITS Monday: Edition 24, 2023
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, ticketless public transport, EV charging infrastructure, hydrogen vs electric proce, try new transport modes centre, and more.
The article headlines below are:
- Transport for NSW finalise Apple Express rollout
- Speedy electric car adoption drives charging challenge
- French city drops order for 51 hydrogen buses after realising electric ones six times cheaper to run
- Shifting into new transport modes in Tauranga
- Sydney told to embrace ‘greener future’ with electric ferries
- A heuristic approach to the stochastic capacitated single allocation hub location problem with Bernoulli demands
- Reallocating Street Space and Signal Time
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This week’s articles
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“Transport for NSW has finalised the rollout of Apple Express, allowing commuters to ‘tap on’ to public transport without needing to unlock their iPhones.”
Related iMOVE project: Frictionless ticketing for public transport accessibilityREAD THE ARTICLE
The good news is that something of a corner has been turned, and sales of electric vehicles are beginning to soar. The bad news is that EV charging infrastructure is struggling to keep up, plus there is a need to ensure that the supply of EV charging is derived from renewable resources. This article outlines what is beginning to happen in these areas.
Related iMOVE project: Electric vehicles: Supporting uptake, investigating smart chargingREAD THE ARTICLE
The headline says it all, and the Frtench city in question is Montpellier. “Hydrogen technology is promising, however, it would be six times more expensive than with electric buses. So, for the moment, we are giving up on hydrogen buses; we will see in 2030 if hydrogen is cheaper.”
Related iMOVE content: Alternative Fuels Info, Projects & ResourcesREAD THE ARTICLE
This is a nice idea. The city has set up a facility in which commuters to book a free one –hour session to test ride alternative transport types (e-bikes, e-motorbikes, public transport, car share, e-scooters, e-mopeds, rideshare, cycling and more) and rethink their commute.READ THE ARTICLE
“The NSW government has announced it will review how to reduce Sydney’s ferry emissions despite weeks earlier announcing it would purchase seven new diesel vessels for the Circular Quay to Parramatta route.”
Related iMOVE content: Seafarer training for autonomous shipping: Needs & challengesREAD THE ARTICLE
“Hubs are critical components of transportation and distribution systems, and hub networks play a special role in freight and passenger transportation services worldwide. This paper studies a capacitated single allocation hub location problem with Bernoulli demands.”READ THE ARTICLE
“The opening of the final pieces of the WestConnex Motorway in Sydney presents opportunities for street space reallocation. By diverting traffic away from local roads and onto the motorway, the project frees up urban space that was previously dedicated to car traffic.” What follows here is six suggestions for the reallocation of this space, along with thoughts on improving SCATS (Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System).READ THE ARTICLE