NonA Weekly: AUTOMATED MOBILITY
Dear readers and friends,
In cities in the future, autonomous vehicles (AVs) won’t just be an exciting new form of mobility. They will enable passengers to perform work tasks – or simply spend travel time relaxing – as the vehicles’ autonomous features safely and seamlessly navigate the road network. But more importantly, by replacing traditional private cars and increasing average vehicle occupancy, AVs will make the urban environment greener and more livable and will contribute to sustainable transportation systems.
With the demands on reducing traffic accidents, congestion, energy consumption, and emissions, autonomous driving technology has been recognized as one of the promising solutions to these critical social and environmental issues.
Moving on with our research, this week we’ll be focusing on Autonomous driving and Emergencies and accidents.
1. CAN SELF-DRIVING CARS STOP THE URBAN MOBILITY MELTDOWN?
AVs have the potential to TRANSFORM cities and help solve pressing urban problems. But planners should not consider the technology in isolation. They must take into account the specific urban environment. For some cities, adopting measures that actively promote other mobility options will create greater benefits overall.
2. AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES AND CITIES
The advent of autonomous-vehicle (AV) technology promises to upend urban MOBILITY and transportation policy. Yet this technology, as well as its possible social and environmental consequences, are far from certain.
3. SAFETY OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
Fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) will allow the vehicles to be operated entirely by automated systems, facilitating the engagements of the human operators into tasks other than driving. AV technology will benefit both individuals and the community; however, SAFETY concern remains the technical challenges to the successful commercialization of AVs.
4. THE CAR OF THE FUTURE WILL BE AUTONOMOUS
Olivier Reppert, CEO of SHARE NOW, speaks about autonomous and fully electric vehicles as the foundation for a cleaner, safer and more cost-efficient future of urban MOBILITY, and of the role of car-sharing schemes as a key catalyst for the development of electric-powered mobility.
5. SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE SET TO REVOLUTIONIZE URBAN MOBILITY
The development of autonomous vehicles (AVs) could make the urban environment greener and more livable and help support sustainable transportation systems. But how the technology plays out will depend on the characteristics of each CITY and its mobility ecosystem.
6. IMPROVING EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN THE ERA OF ADAS VEHICLES IN THE SMART CITY
Management of emergency vehicles can be fostered within a Smart City, i.e. an urban environment in which many IoT devices are orchestrated by a distributed INTELLIGENCE able to suggest to road users the best course of action in different traffic situations.
7. AVOIDING CRASHES WITH SELF-DRIVING CARS
This scenario may not be as far away as you think: You get into your car in the morning and start to back out of the driveway. Suddenly you hear a warning sound, telling you that a vehicle coming down the street will intersect your path. Your car applies the brakes on its own while the VEHICLE passes harmlessly by. You continue to drive and get on the highway, then press a button, take your hands off the wheel, and reach for your coffee.
8. AUTOMATED VEHICLES FOR SAFETY
The continuing EVOLUTION of automotive technology aims to deliver even greater safety benefits than earlier technologies. One day, automated driving systems, which some refer to as automated vehicles, may be able to handle the whole task of driving when we don’t want to or can’t do it ourselves.
Stay creative and see you all next week!