overview

self-driving cars will improve our cities. if they don't ruin them

By Robin Chase. Aug 10, 2016. An overview of the choice cities face: 1) a wait-and-see approach leads to congestion, loss of tax revenues, employment unrest; 2) a proactive approach encourages the use of Fleets of Autonomous Vehicles that are Electric and Shared giving us an opportunity for a Do-Over in Cities.

Peak car ownership

By the Rocky Mountain Institute. Personal vehicles have dominated the U.S. mobility system for nearly 100 years. But we are now in the formative stages of a powerful confluence of cultural, technological, and societal forces. It is possible that a new mobility system will emerge in the next few years that is superior to our existing system in almost every way. This report offers guidance on what to expect so that stakeholders can prepare today, and provides potential market sizes and plausible rates of mobility service proliferation that could occur under reasonable circumstances.

autonomous car heaven or hell

By Paul Minett. Oct 18, 2016. 


SELF-DRIVING CARS WILL IMPROVE OUR CITIES. IF THEY DON'T RUIN THEM

By Robin Chase. Aug 10, 2016. An overview of the choice cities face: 1) a wait-and-see approach leads to congestion, loss of tax revenues, employment unrest; 2) a proactive approach encourages the use of Fleets of Autonomous Vehicles that are Electric and Shared giving us an opportunity for a Do-Over in Cities.

 

Shared Mobility: Innovation for Liveable Cities

By International Transport Forum. 2016. The way in which people move has undergone several revolutions in the past: from walking on foot, to animal-powered mobility, to vehicles propelled by combustion engines using fossil fuels. Today the next mobility revolution is underway, based on the use of real-time streams of data that make it easier and more efficient to provide citizens with optimised access to their cities. This report investigates one particular scenario that evidence suggests could occur: the large-scale deployment of shared vehicle fleets that provide on-demand transport. 

 

Ontario Must Prepare for Vehicle Automation Automated: Vehicles can influence urban form, congestion and infrastructure delivery

By Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO). Oct 2016.

policy


Uber, Lyft and others must have rules or workers will lose out

By Elizabeth Warren. May 20, 2016. Describes ways in which the US government could adjust current laws to protect freelance workers.

labor


data

nYC Guidelines for internet of things

These guidelines provide a framework to help government and our partners responsibly deploy connected devices and IoT technologies in a coordinated and consistent manner. More than 20 leading cities have now joined New York City in this effort.

 

Will driverless cars really save millions of lives? Lack of data makes it hard to know.

By Michael Laris and Ashley Halsey III. Oct 18, 2016.