Autonomous Transportation - Articles and news items

Autonomous public transport systems is one step closer

Industry news  •  19 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

Scania is one step closer to autonomous transport systems and has released a video of its self-driving autonomous bus.

First rail-less train unveiled in China

Industry news  •  12 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

The world’s first rail-less train has been unveiled in Zhuzhou, central China’s Hunan province by CRRC Zhuzhou Institute Co Ltd.

The future of autonomous public transport in the UK

Issue 3 2017  •  11 June 2017  •  Dr Amir Soltani, Head of the Automotive Mechatronic Lab within the Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre at the UK’s Cranfield University

The Automotive industry is on the verge of one of the most disruptive changes since its first introduction about 100 years ago. The synergetic effect of four technology enablers, so-called: Electrification, Smartness, Autonomy and Connectivity, are going to change transportation systems forever. By most estimates, fully autonomous vehicles are to be commercially available within the next 10 years. Today’s ‘intelligent mobility’ market is worth approximately US$30 billion which is projected to rise to US$1.5 trillion by 2030E1. These techno-economical changes will transform the mobility sector into a connected, intelligent, customised and shared environment and will have huge implications on the market and also social aspects of public transportation. Dr Amir Soltani, Head of the Automotive Mechatronic Lab within the Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre at the UK’s Cranfield University, explores further.

Public sector automation: who is driving the transport revolution?

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  1 June 2017  •  Alan Stevens, Chief Scientist, Transportation, TRL

In this article for Eurotransport, TRL Chief Scientist, Alan Stevens, outlines three key areas for successful automation in public transport.

Easymile EZ10 launched in Taiwan

Industry news  •  31 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

EasyMile and 7Starlake launched the EZ10 driverless shuttle for the first time in Taiwan at the National Taiwan University (NTU).

First autonomous shuttle project to be undertaken in Quebec

Industry news  •  30 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

Keolis Canada, NAVYA and URBIS, has announced a one-year autonomous shuttle pilot project in the RCM of Les Moulins.

NAVYA to accelerate deployment of driverless shuttles in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia

Industry news  •  25 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

NAVYA has signed a deal to provide a range of technical support services for shuttles in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

Driverless technology receives government grant

Industry news  •  24 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced that driverless technology will receive an Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) grant.

Government funding awarded to driverless and low carbon projects across the UK

Industry news  •  12 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

£109.7 million of government and industry funding has been awarded to help develop the next generation of driverless and low-carbon vehicles.

Research begins into the public’s reaction of driverless vehicles

Industry news  •  5 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

The GATEway Project has begun research into public acceptance of, and attitudes towards, driverless vehicles.

Survey reveals young people will prefer autonomous vehicles over public transport

Industry news  •  3 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

A recent survey has found that CAVs will transform the lives young people who are currently restricted by costly public transport.

The endless possibilities of smart cities

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  29 March 2017  •  Graham Ellis

Eurotransport’s regular contributor, Graham Ellis, delves into the subject of smart cities, smart ticketing and the numerous possibilities of autonomous vehicles…

Major autonomous vehicle contract in Dubai awarded

Industry news  •  17 March 2017  •  Eurotransport Magazine

Dutch technology firm, 2getthere, will deliver a new automated vehicle system in Dubai that will link new waterfront living destination Bluewaters with the city’s network of metro stations.

EVs: Supporting The Next Generation of Transport

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  9 March 2017  •  Keir Pimblett and Alex Underwood

Against a backdrop of health concerns due to pollution, the stage is set for the rise of Electric Vehicles as part of a country’s transport objective.

NAVYA enters the Japanese market

Industry news  •  7 March 2017  •  Rachael Harper

NAVYA, a leading name in the development of innovative, smart and sustainable mobility solutions, has sold two NAVYA ARMA shuttles to SB Drive Corp, entering the company into the Japanese market.