ITS Monday: Edition 17, 2021
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, COVID and public transport (again!), electric buses, e-scooters and e-bikes, and the trials of going electric in Australia.
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!
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 …
Data journalism from The Guardian. ‘Well into the second year of the pandemic, our travelling patterns are still in flux, especially in the cities. Is it time for our transport networks to adjust to a new normal?’READ THE ARTICLE
Built in Melbourne by Australian manufacturer Volgen, the first of four electric buses is ready to go and will undergo road testing in Joondalup, Western Australia in October, ahead of a bigger trial commencing in January 2022.READ THE ARTICLE
In further Australian electric bus news, and also built by Volgren, Transdev is trialling the bus on Route 903, an orbital route in Melbourne’s middle and outer suburbs. “This trial is demonstrating the benefits of zero-emission buses and providing valuable data about how this technology can be scaled up to operate zero-emission bus fleets.”READ THE ARTICLE
Moovit will show users in real-time where nearby Beam e-bikes can be found in Sydney, and where e-scooters can be found in Canberra, with more cities to be added soon.’READ THE ARTICLE
The first in a series of articles by tech journo Alex Kidman. He’s made the decision to go electric. It’s not at all surprising that it’s not an easy process, particularly when you deal with up-front cost of electric cars in this country. Spoiler alert: Alex is going for a Nissan Leaf, which will not be blowing his way via the traditional car dealership model.READ THE ARTICLE