ITS Monday: Edition 39, 2023
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, calls for road use charges, National Road Transport Technology Strategy, does free public transport lessen congestion?, e-scooter injuries are up, and more.
The article headlines below are:
- Will AVs be a disaster?
- Handbook on Artificial Intelligence and Transport
- Toyota, Hyundai sign deal with Ampol and Pacific Energy to accelerate hydrogen cars
- Why Norway — the poster child for electric cars — is having second thoughts
- Victoria leads net zero freight emissions charge with access move
- More Canberrans finding their feet in Australia’s ‘least walkable city’, household travel survey finds
- Why health and wellbeing should be at centre of urban planning
- Poor roads and cycle lanes. Why e-scooter riders mount the pavement
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!
This week’s articles
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 …
From Professor David Levinson‘s Transportist blog. His one-word answer to the blog title’s question is right at the top of the piece, with the remaining words in essence answering a negative comment he’d had on a previous piece about automated vehicles.READ THE ARTICLE
A new book, edited by Swinburne University of Technology‘s Professor Hussein Dia. “With AI advancements eliciting imminent changes to our transport systems, this enlightening Handbook presents essential research on this evolution of the transportation sector. It focuses on not only urban planning, but relevant themes in law and ethics to form a unified resource on the practicality of AI use.”READ THE ARTICLE
“The two car companies have formed an agreement with Ampol and Pacific Energy to find viable ways to ramp-up the number of hydrogen stations which, for now, is restricted to just half-a-dozen outlets for the entire country – including one each at Toyota and Hyundai head offices, one in Canberra, and one in Brisbane.”
Related iMOVE content: Alternative Fuels Info, Projects & Resources and FACTS: A Framework for an Australian Clean Transport StrategyREAD THE ARTICLE
A piece by David Zipper, a visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government, where he examines the interplay between cities, transportation, and technology. The article title indicates that this piece is bound to be controversial and debatable. Or is the title a pure clickbait play? Over to you, readers!
Related iMOVE content: Electric Vehicles: Info, Projects &; ResourcesREAD THE ARTICLE
“The Victorian government has followed the likes of South Australia, NSW and Queensland in moving towards a zero-emissions freight transport roadmap. As part of the move, the government will establish a zero-emissions heavy vehicle freight network alongside Volvo.”
Related iMOVE project: Zero emissions heavy vehicles: Analysis, planning and policy
Related iMOVE content: Tim Camilleri: Prime mover in new truck techREAD THE ARTICLE
“The car is still king in the capital but more Canberrans are deciding to walk rather than drive, a study has found. The latest ACT household travel survey tracks how Canberra and Queanbeyan residents move around the region — an estimated 1.4 million trips a day.
Related iMOVE article: Active Transport: Info, Projects & ResourcesREAD THE ARTICLE
Why health and wellbeing should be at centre of urban planning
“Epidemics of cholera and other infectious diseases in the 19th century taught us that clean drinking water, sewage and waste collection were essential for healthy cities.” Now scientists around the world are thinking about how the way we build and operate modern infrastructure relates to the everyday burden of illness.
“There is a large and preventable burden of respiratory health due to current urban and transport planning. Our health and well-being should be the core of planning and policymaking.”READ THE ARTICLE
Yes, as the title may give away this is a US-based article, but the issues discussed are relevant worldwide. The discussion here is generated by a recently published study from Dutch e-scooter rental company Dott.
Related iMOVE content: Micromobility Info, Projects & ResourcesREAD THE ARTICLE