ITS Monday: Edition 2, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
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We’ve all read of subscription in relation to transport in the area of a new business model for the use of transport, but here’s a company offering subscriptions for sensors to the automotive industry.READ THE ARTICLE
How trains are helping Australia rethink cities
‘Sydney is not going to be a car city any more, it will be a train city.’ That is the transport headline-grabbing quote in this article, along with an assessment of what’s happening in cities across Australia in the area(s) of trams / light rail / trackless trams / actual old-school trains. The article is from the Australian Financial Review, so hopefully you can manoeuvre to it through the paywall.
The Future of the Last-Mile Ecosystem
‘Growing demand for e-commerce delivery will result in 36% more delivery vehicles in inner cities by 2030, leading to a rise in both emissions and traffic congestion without effective intervention.’ That’s the lead-in of this 26-page report from the World Economic Forum. The full report is downloadable from the link below.
The Netherlands is feted as a place in which the bicycle has been smartly, and safely, given an elevated status on the nation’s roads. But it certainly wasn’t always the case! This article looks at what was the state of play until the early 1970s, and the people-led / politician-followed changes that were put in place.READ THE ARTICLE
America: The land of the free to test automated cars as the car makers and system developers see fit? Details of the Trump administration working across 38 federal agencies in an attempt to unify the USA’s approach to self-driving vehicles.READ THE ARTICLE
Convoy Says AI Now Fully Runs Its Load-Matching and Brokering
‘Last month, Seattle-based digital freight network Convoy said it has achieved 100% automation of the load-brokering process, adding automated load pricing to the automated load-matching service it announced in February 2019.’ This article also addresses the affect this advance will have upon the workforce.