Vehicle ownership and traffic is on the rise in some of America most transit-oriented cities, particularly those where Uber and Lyft are most heavily used. Some very interesting stats unpacked in this analysis.
Oslo has begun to implement infrastructure for its imminent ban on motor vehicles in the city centre in 2019. (NYT
A man who pointed a gun at a Waymo self-driving vehicle is the first person in the history of the world (!) to be sentenced to one year of supervised probation for this behaviour. Traffic courts just got a bit more exciting in Arizona.
Paving the Way:
In an attempt to educate the general public, Audi, Daimler,
General Motors, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Waymo have formed a new partnership.
Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) was announced at CES this week. (CNET
Mobileye partners with the UK’s Ordnance Survey to collate geospatial maps with Mobileye’s self-driving data. (Business Insider
AV Test Site Acquired:
The American Automobile Association (AAA) acquires GoMentum Station
, the US’ largest autonomous vehicle test site. AAA has over 60 million customers across the US.
Mobilising the Future:
Sheryl Connelly, Ford’s “futurist” for the last 15 years talks to The Post about her predictions for what’s to come in the future of urban mobility - and the importance of having urban planners in the room.
Ride-hailing in China:
China’s new regulations around ride-hailing make it more difficult than ever for part-time workers to get in on the game. Yet, ½ of DiDi drivers worked less than two hours a day according to Bain and Company. (Digital Journey