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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment Robots

The Start of a Journey to Deliver the Last 50 Feet

A journey of a thousand miles may begin with a single step, but the most difficult part of a package’s journey is the last 50 feet. It is between the delivery truck and a consumer’s residence that is difficult to automate. As seen in the interview above, Vault Robotics, a spinout from the Safe Robotics […]

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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment CES2024

Breaking Down Barriers & Making Connections through Open Source Human Augmentation

Restoring a person’s ability to communicate, move, and retain a level of independence is what the Scott-Morgan Foundation demonstrates in the above video. This open-source solution is modular allowing it to be customized to meet the needs of the individual. The avatar of Erin Taylor, a 24-year-old woman recently diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), […]

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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment CES2024 Electric Vehicles

A Pivotal Moment in Personal Aviation #ces2024

Could January 8th, 2024 be considered a Wright Brothers moment for personal aviation? That is the day Pivotal started taking orders for their personal electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL), Helix. As seen in the above video, filmed that same day, Pivotal’s Hayley Duncan provides an overview of this unique aircraft. Pilot’s License Not […]

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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment

The Real Reason for Driverless Vehicles – A Brief Book Review

The reason to implement driverless technology is to improve mobility for those with limited transportation options. In a nutshell, that is what authors, Alain Kornhauser and Michael Sena argue in their recently published book, The Real Case for Driverless Mobility.  Sena and Kornhauser make the case that providers of driverless mobility should focus on those […]

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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment

In the Driverless Seat with Dr. Kornhauser

Giving people rides who need rides is the message of the book, The Real Case for Driverless Mobility. That is, there is a large segment of the population that cannot engage in, as the book co-author, Alain Kornhauser, calls it, “A do-it-yourself approach to transportation.” Kornhauser argues that the opportunity for companies promoting driverless mobility […]