18 juin 2017

Impact of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems on Urban Traffic Network Conditions

Impact of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems on Urban Traffic Network Conditions One of the most significant problems of modern cities is undoubtedly traffic congestion, a well-known and sufficiently documented issue (Bhargab et al, 1999; NRC, 1995). Several approaches have been adopted towards providing adequate solutions, or at least mitigating its impact in the everyday life of the citizens. Supply related solutions like the construction of new roads are not economical and do not really solve the problem as, by providing... [Lire la suite]

07 novembre 2016

TELE-OPERATED DRIVING

TELE-OPERATED DRIVING Since the 80’s, research on the subject of “Tele-Operated Vehicles” has been increasing significantly. In addition to the early successes of the EU-Project PROMOTHEUS from the 90’s, the competitions of the U.S. Department of Defense (Darpa Challenges) have left a mark on the public perception. After the Institute of Automotive Technology devoted itself as part of a research topic from the DFG-Collaborative Research Center, it can be stated as a summary that autonomous driving is possible, but only in certain and... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2016

European Commission vision on mobility in urban traffic

European Commission vision on mobility in urban traffic The EU recognises that urban transport plays a fundamental role in meeting the objectives of economic competitiveness, social cohesion and sustainable growth. In accordance with the subsidiarity principle, the EU is supporting local governments in tackling mobility issues which form common patterns across Europe. Demand for passenger and freight transport is constantly increasing in cities and towns, contributing to congestion, pollution, and traffic accidents. Combating... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2016

Driverless bus trial in Netherlands is first on public roads

Driverless bus trial in Netherlands is first on public roads WePod shuttle carries handful of people on 200m journey in first trial of its kind – with hopes to extend systems to cargo trucks An electric, driverless shuttle bus has taken to Dutch public roads on Thursday, rolling six passengers along a 200m stretch of road in the first trial of its kind worldwide. The WePod, one of a fleet to be rolled out in coming years, took a few people on a short journey back and forth along the side of a lake in... [Lire la suite]
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