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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment

An On-Demand Public Transit Leapfrog

Is the largest city in America without a public bus transit system laying the groundwork for an autonomous, on-demand shuttle network? Arlington, Texas, a city of 400k in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, is reportedly planning on spending $9M per year to serve its entire 99 square miles with 70 shuttles operated by Via. Via’s on-demand […]

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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment Smart Driving Car Summit

Memories of the Past Reflect the Future of Driverless

Although the title. Finally Doing It, sounds like a 1970s B-movie, the latest session of the Smart Driving Car Summit featured superstars of the autonomous vehicle world and blockbuster content on that topic. And hearkening back to the decade of stagflation, when another nascent technology was on the verge of hitting the mainstream, the fight […]

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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment

A Mobility on Demand Service Designed for All People

Imagine a mobility service that offers on-demand, door-to-door capability for all citizens, regardless of physical ability. Gary Miksell, Chief Innovation/Technical Officer of VTA, Silicon Valley’s transit and congestion agency, has been imagining that scenario and has begun putting the pieces in place to test such an approach in a real-world setting at the campus of […]