Helping Cities Assess Mobility Options
City planners recognize the potential power of vehicle connectivity, automation and ride sharing to improve the quality of life for urban dwellers. But they may lack the resources to find and analyze the best mobility options.
Kevin Kerrigan, who heads automotive initiatives for the Michigan Economic Development Corp., says Michigan government sees its role in future mobility as that of creating an environment in which new technologies can flourish. To help cities make informed choices, MEDC and its PlanetM mobility initiative partnered with the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor to provide guidance.
One result is Future Cities: Navigating the New Era of Mobility. Download the four-page executive summary HERE or the full 40-page report HERE.
While at the Tokyo Motor Show this week various vehicle manufacturers were showing off all manner of cars and crossovers and transportation devices that typically had to do with something autonomous, connected and/or electrified (ACE, as CAR’s Brett Smith categorizes this burgeoning field), the guys from Chevy were in El Segundo, California, showing off a different take on what can best be described as “toys for boys”—boys who do or don’t have driver’s licenses.
Visteon Corp. is developing DriveCore, an open platform to control and operate autonomous vehicles.