8 Bright Ideas for Driverless Cities

By Laura Bliss, 12 May 2017, City Lab Could self-driving cars bring on more affordable housing? Should car companies slap a “warning label” on private autos? At a national summit of mobility leaders, some big thoughts came up. It’s not easy to plan for a world-changing technology that’s both 4 and 40 years away.  But that was the charge to the …

Incorporating community knowledge and expertise in the transition to better and more, low carbon transportation

NYCDOT street data collection and analysis program MnDOT program LA bike share partnership discovers equity is both an internal and external process.  By Stefani Cox When Los Angeles organizations joined together to make bike share more equitable, they didn’t know that they would end up focusing just as much on their own dynamics as on work in the community. The partnership …

A “defining moment for transit agencies”: why we need transit-AV-TNC planning, and why transit systems are positioned to take center stage in a smart city revolution

18 April 2017, By Colin O’Donnell in Tech Crunch After years of talk about smart cities, people are wondering when — and where — will we start to see them really begin to take shape. What will they look like? How will we interact with them?  A smart city is more than the sum of its parts. With a street light here, …

Car sharing increases mobility, decreases greenhouse gas emissions

July 20, 2016, phys.org Credit: University of California – Berkeley Drive, ride or share? It’s a question more people are asking themselves as transportation options are rapidly evolving. But what does it mean for road congestion and the environment? In the first-ever North American one-way carsharing impact study, the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) reveals that car2go has a substantive …

BYD expects shift to electric vehicles to be complete in just over a decade

20 Sep 2017 By David Stanway in Reuters #TECHNOLOGY NEWS  SHENZHEN (Reuters) – Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd (002594.SZ) expects the country’s shift to cleaner new-energy vehicles (NEV) to be complete in just over a decade, an aggressive timeframe that would challenge traditional carmakers in the world’ top auto market. All vehicles in the country will be “electrified” by 2030, which …

Pilot Data as a Service, Mobility as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service

Data as a Service Data as a Service is the rapid exchange of real-time condition and service information between customers, service providers, government and the supporting infrastructure to optimize safety, efficiency and the transportation experience.  Pilots in Data as a Service provide staff experience in managing and optimizing data-sharing partnerships, exploring the value of analytics, and testing new tools. Analyze …

Rail with less of a footprint opens in China

September 12th, 2017 by Kyle Field on Clean Technica BYD announced that the first commercial application of its SkyRail monorail mass transit solution opened for operation in Yinchuan, China, on September 1, 2017. The SkyRail system in Yinchuan is the first monorail solution installed in China that uses a straddle design where the vehicle sits on top of the monorail, hanging over both …