ITS Monday: Edition 8, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Stories on: Free public transport, closed street results in traffic improvement, the transport revolution and hype, maps for delivery robots, and more. Quite a bit of cycling-related content this week. ITS Monday is good in that it allows iMOVE to put forward articles about areas in which it hasn’t started projects … yet.
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 …
First up, an article from Professor David Hensher, a short piece on how the ‘… environmental and ethical ramifications of electric cars and battery technologies need to be taken into consideration before being hailed as a panacea for the global mobility crisis.’
David has also written quite a few articles for us here on the iMOVE website. View them all here, or catch up with David’s career and more in his interview with iMOVE, David Hensher: Transport economist.READ THE ARTICLE
Over US$33 billion was invested in mobility tech last year in response to claims it will transform our lives. Based on what we have seen so far, which of these promised solutions will be delivered?.
Author Neil Sipe, Adjunct Researcher in Transport and Planning, The University of Queensland, is a speaker at iMOVE’s Transport of Tomorrow 2020 conference. His talk at the conference is titled, Key mobility trends and what we can learn from overseas. Find out more about Transport of Tomorrow 2020, taking place in Sydney on 24 and 25 March 2020.READ THE ARTICLE
At first thought you’d think that making public transport use free as a tool to reduce congestion is a good thing. On February 29 Luxembourg made the leap, but the move has its critics. Find out what those concerns are, and the figures on the size of the congestion problem in the country.READ THE ARTICLE
Way back when, in ITS Monday Edition 4, we placed an article about the closure of Market Street, San Francisco. That closure has been in place for a month now, and the numbers are in. Details in the linked article.READ THE ARTICLE
Starship Technologies has made over 100,000 deliveries with its last mile delivery service robots. How did it get its robots to know where to go and how to get there? Joan Lääne, Mapping Specialist at Starship fills us in.READ THE ARTICLE