23 avril 2020

Buses and taxis to lead UK self-driving public transport push

Buses and taxis to lead UK self-driving public transport push London and Edinburgh projects, sharing £25m state funds, to be operational by 2021 A driverless bus service in Scotland could provide up to 10,000 journeys a week across the Forth road bridge. Photograph: DouglasMcGilviray/Getty Images/iStockphoto The first driverless public transport services on the UK’s roads will be in action by 2021, the government has announced, led by an autonomous bus service crossing the Forth estuary in Scotland, and self-driving taxis in... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2018

Electric Bus vs Autonomous Shuttle vs Ride Sharing: What Is The Future Of Public Transportation?

Cities are growing like never before. By 2035, more than 2 billion more people will have moved to cities, according to a report by The Guardian. Cities are already drowning in congestion from private cars, forcing cities like London to impose additional fees on cars entering city centers. Now US cities on both coasts — Boston and Seattle — are considering congestion charges of their own as a way to reduce the number of cars competing for space in those cities. Fewer cars would also help reduce carbon emissions. ... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2017

A Slow Ride Toward the Future of Public Transportation

A Slow Ride Toward the Future of Public Transportation HELSINKI, Finland — A small electric bus chugged along at a slow but steady seven miles per hour when a white van, entering the street from the side, cut in front of it. The bus slowed, as if its driver had hit the brakes, and got back up to speed after the van moved out of the way. But this bus has no brake or accelerator pedal. It has no steering wheel, either. In fact, it doesn’t have a driver — it operates using sensors and software, although for now, a person is stationed... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2016

Beverly Hills wants to upgrade its public transportation with self-driving cars

Beverly Hills wants to upgrade its public transportation with self-driving cars Futurists have suggested that one day, self-driving cars might augment or even replace public transport, but for the town elders of Beverly Hills, this future is nearer than you'd think. Earlier this month, the city's council voted unanimously to create a program to "develop autonomous vehicles as public transportation." The council's vision is for self-driving vehicles to provide "on-demand, point-to-point transportation," with citizens... [Lire la suite]
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