Our top 10 articles for 2020
The tradition continues. Plus, when if not the end of the year does the listicle earn it place?! Here’s this year’s top 10 most-read stories on the iMOVE website.
They’re counted down from the tenth most-read, to *the* most-read article for 2020.
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At number 10, is one of the articles from our extremely popular series, Effects of COVID on the transport sector. In this series we interviewed transport experts about the effects of COVID-19 on the industry now, along with their thoughts on its influence on the future. Here’s Tom Walker interview. Tom is Senior Vice President and Managing Director, APAC at Cubic Transportation Systems, and newly-ish appointed board member here at iMOVE.
There’s 34 interviews all up in the Effects of COVID on the transport sector series – if you missed any of it, all of it, were trapped under a vending machine, go have a read now!READ THE FULL ARTICLE
We did say it was a popular series! Here’s Professor David Hensher’s observations on COVID-19 and transport. David is the Director of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at The University of Sydney Business School. We previously interviewed David more broadly about his career, David Hensher: Transport economist. He’s also contributed quite a few articles to iMOVE over the last three years, and we’ve conveniently collected them all on the David Hensher author page.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
The first appearance in the list this year of an iMOVE project. Working on this are Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and ARRB, the output of which is to ‘… produce a conceptual architecture for a Future Transport and Mobility Environment and to propose a program to further work to address the gaps and development required to meet the needs for the future.’ No small task!READ THE FULL ARTICLE
David Hensher’s second appearance in this year’s list. This short paper speculates on what role MaaS may have post-COVID-19. Two scenarios are proposed with one being business as usual, and the other being a significant change in the mobility framework as shared modes are less attractive and working from home takes on an increasingly popular status by both employees and employers.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
This article contains the downloadable final report of our How automated vehicles will interact with road infrastructure project. This study was carried out to investigate the infrastructure needs of automated vehicles now and in the future. The study methodology included training state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to help accurately localise the vehicle and recognise Australian road signs, road lines and traffic lights. For the first time in Australia the methodology also extended to compare results with and without the use of annotated prior maps (sometimes referred to as high-definition maps).
Leader of the QUT research team on this was Professor Michael Milford.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Another article on an iMOVE project, in this instance on an area that, if there is a silver lining in this year of pandemic, it has been the proof of concept of working from home. It worked, it really did, but will it remain a choice in a COVID-normal/post-COVID world?
Research on this project is by the University of Sydney’s Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, for the Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland, Department of Transport WA, and Transport for NSW.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
MaaS: It was so hot in 2019, and it remans so in 2020. The pandemic put a stop to a lot of things this year, one of which was live events. In lieu of events, we ran a few webinars this year, one of which was Mobility as a Service: Progress and new insights from an Australian trial (based on a progress report on our MaaS trial in Sydney project). This article embeds the webinar video, along with links to download the speakers’ slide decks.READ THE FULL ARTICLE