Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment Smart Cities

The Intersection of Community Building & Future Mobility at the Culdesac

The defining characteristic of Culdesac Tempe is that it is a car-free neighborhood. Instead of housing cars (parking lots), Culdesac Tempe’s focus is on community and mobility for its residents. Mobility starts with the creation of a walkable neighborhood but includes the integration of technologies and services that allow people to live without owning a […]

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Viodi View – 07/15/23

Cruise and Waymo passed the Kornhauser Proof-of-Technology version of the Turing Test (YouTube) last week. Princeton Professor Kornhauser explains that, if he closed his eyes, he would have found it difficult to differentiate between rides provided to him by those driverless companies and rides given by human drivers. He suggests that the next step is […]

Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment

A Driverless Contest for Mid-Size Cities

Little Rock = Little Rideshare Service? A benefit of travel is the random conversations with strangers that cause one to look at the world in a slightly different way. For instance, standing in the airport security line this week, a lady from Little Rock, AR explained that Uber and Lyft no longer serve the hometown […]

Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment CES2023

The Hidden, Low-Cost Radar that Sees Near and Far

The sensor as part of the bumper, much the way skin on a human both protects and feels, is the concept behind what Plastic Omnium calls 4D Imaging radar. Developed in partnership with Greenerwave, Plastic Omnium’s approach promises greater resolution, at lower cost, while avoiding styling compromises often associated with traditional automobile sensors. Its solution […]

Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment CES CES2023

Designing Mobility for the Next Billion Passengers

“If we’re overlooking this population, we’re losing out on a huge moneymaking opportunity,” states Michele Lee, Senior Public Affairs Manager, Accessibility for Cruise. Speaking in the above interview, Lee echoes recent Cruise-funded research from the National Disability Institute (PDF) that found that adopting accessible Autonomous Vehicles by people with disabilities could increase employment by 9.1M […]

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