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Autonomous Transportation - Articles and news items

Introducing the world’s first completely unattended public autonomous vehicle

Industry news  •  20 February 2017  •  Rachael Harper

From 2018, 2getthere’s ParkShuttle in the city of Capelle aan den Ijssel in the Netherlands, will be transformed into the world’s first unattended autonomous system operating on public roads.

Autonomous Vehicles In-Depth Focus 2017

Issue 1 2017, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  20 February 2017  •  Eurotransport

Automation and the future of public transport; Driverless technology – a commitment to the future; and Making the ParkShuttle ready for the future…

First and last mile: emerging autonomous public transport

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  14 February 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

With mobility solutions provider NAVYA recently demonstrating the fully autonomous ARMA shuttle at London Heathrow for the first time in the UK, Eurotransport questions whether autonomous vehicles can complete the transport jigsaw in populous towns and cities.

Driverless in Amsterdam

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  13 February 2017  •  2getthere

2getthere explores the potential integration of infrastructure and city development in Amsterdam via a multimodal transport hub and discovers how driverless vehicles can add value to the area.

Increased knowledge sharing between transport modes could speed up development & reduce cost of autonomous transport

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  31 January 2017  •  Sahar Danesh, Principal Policy Advisor for Transport, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Sahar Danesh, Principal Policy Advisor for Transport at the Institution of Engineering and Technology, discusses its latest autonomous transport report…

Alstom invests in electric driverless shuttle company EasyMile

Industry news  •  19 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Alstom has invested €14 million in EasyMile, a start-up company currently developing electric driverless shuttles.

Autonomous vehicles should operate in shared fleets & integrate with public transport says UITP

Industry news  •  17 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

According to a new paper published by the UITP (the International Association of Public Transport), autonomous vehicles should be put to use in shared fleets and integrate with traditional public transport in order to reduce cars on the road.

Autonomous vehicles operate as temporary bus service at Dutch university

Industry news  •  18 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Two WEpod autonomous vehicles entered passenger operation acting as a weekly bus service at Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands.

Plans to expand driverless Parkshuttle in the Netherlands revealed

Industry news  •  8 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

ParkShuttle, the world’s first driverless vehicle, is to continue operating for a further two years in the city of Capelle aan den Ijssel in the Netherlands.

Public testing of autonomous vehicles takes place in UK for the first time

Industry news  •  12 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) has launched the first UK public trials of autonomous vehicles in Milton Keynes as part of the LUTZ Pathfinder Project.

Automated buses on the streets of Helsinki generate attention

Industry news  •  19 August 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Automated buses have begun operation on the streets of Helsinki, Finland, during a trial coordinated by the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

Autonomous vehicles – addressing potential risks

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  15 August 2016  •  Transport Research Laboratory (TRL)

Richard Cuerden, chief scientist, engineering & technology at the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) discusses the potential issues surrounding the use of autonomous vehicles in smart cities following the latest Tesla crash in China…

Autonomous driving: Dynamic scheduling for the autonomous public transportation era

Whitepapers, Z homepage promo  •  4 August 2016  •  Optibus

This paper discusses the implementation of autonomous driving in public transportation and the impact this may have on passengers…

Tesla takes next step towards high passenger-density urban transport

Industry news, Z homepage promo  •  1 August 2016  •  Jonathan Marriott, Eurotransport

Following the acquisition of Solarcity in a $2.6 billion agreement, this article discusses how Tesla could shape the future of high passenger-density urban transport…

The role of automated vehicles in delivering smarter cities

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  28 July 2016  •  Professor Nick Reed, TRL

Professor Nick Reed of the UK Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) highlights the importance of automated vehicles in delivering smart cities for a growing population.

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