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.
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 there is a burgeoning proliferation of companies that are in the LiDAR space, each with its own take on utilizing laser pulses to create a precise map of its surroundings for purposes of ADAS or full-blown automation, a Seattle-based company has a distinction that certainly sets it apart from its competitors.
Hyundai Motor Co. is looking for a domestic partner to mass-produce the fold-up Ioniq electric scooter it unveiled at last year’s CES show in Las Vegas, a source tells The Korea Herald.
To know that 3,000 cars have been delivered since October 2015 would undoubtedly result in a shrug: in 2017 Toyota delivered 387,081 Camrys, so that 3,000 is less than one percent, and this is in one year, not just over two.