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Autonomous road vehicles
« on: August 11, 2015, 07:00:51 AM »
Will autonomous cars change the role and value of public transportation?

> http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2015/06/23/will-autonomous-cars-change-the-role-and-value-of-public-transportation/
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Re: Autonomous road vehicles
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2015, 08:13:43 AM »
Driverless tech is run by Google therefore will be rolled out by them over the next years to come. First cars then truck logistics and then Public Transport

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Re: Autonomous road vehicles
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2015, 08:25:06 AM »
New Daily --> Why driverless cars are not the future
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Re: Autonomous road vehicles
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2015, 10:21:11 PM »
I think it will happen, especially for taxi and freight movement.

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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2015, 02:51:05 AM »
Melbourne Age --> No bumps in the road in Australia's first public demonstration of driverless cars
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Re: Autonomous road vehicles
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2015, 05:45:13 AM »
ABC News --> Driverless cars 'could be on roads by 2020', Volvo predicts ahead of first Australian trial
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Re: Autonomous road vehicles
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2015, 03:44:30 PM »
Human Transit --> Guest Post: Autonomous Vehicles and the VMT Problem
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Re: Autonomous road vehicles
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2015, 04:24:07 PM »
Human Transit --> Guest Post: Autonomous Vehicles and the VMT Problem

I read this article on HT.

The challenge (I think) is that transitioning to a lower VMT transit model will inevitably lead to changes to our urban form that will be largely unwelcome, popularly and politically.

It is a general observation that cities are (and over time have quite stably remained) defined by the area within 30 minutes travel of the centre via the dominant transport mode.

Like it or not, this means that Australian cities and many American cities have grown to occupy the maximum area that can be supported by the high VMT model, which is to say the maximum area that can reach the centre within 30 minutes of high speed freeway driving.

Any shift towards a lower VMT model will almost certainly shrink the maximum area of any city where it is adopted, because all shared modes of transport (be they shared taxis or express trains) require some level of detour, delay or slow travel (compared to driving yourself at 100kph on a freeway). This is just the way things work.

The problem is on the fringe. Imagine you own a house at Dakabin or Yatala or somewhere else on the fringe. You are functionally within the city limits, and therefore exposed to the city housing market and all the increased demand that brings. But only just. And only because the dominant mode of transportation is high speed freeway driving. If the community as a whole shifted to a lower VMT transit model, perhaps you need to sell up and move because your commute that was ok as a 30 minute drive is intolerable as a 65 minute bus ride. Problem is, your house, that was a well priced option for city workers when they used to drive is now not even a consideration for those buyers now they catch the bus.

That's the problem. Lowering VMT shrinks cities. And when it does, it vaporizes the wealth of people already on the fringe. How do you sell that?

So instead we build more roads. Not because we like them, but as a means to temporarily protect the investments of fringe dwellers by propping up a city limit that has grown unsustainable.

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Re: Autonomous road vehicles
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2015, 08:04:58 AM »
Human Transit --> Self-Driving Cars: A Coming Congestion Disaster?
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Re: Autonomous road vehicles
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2015, 07:01:38 AM »
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New on the PTUA Transport Myths web site: Will self-driving cars cut congestion and make public transport obsolete?

http://www.ptua.org.au/myths/robotcar/
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Re: Autonomous road vehicles
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2015, 06:06:12 AM »
PLANETIZEN --> New Research: Planning for Cars That Drive Themselves
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Re: Autonomous road vehicles
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2016, 04:49:32 PM »
Melbourne Age --> Driverless cars could make Melbourne congestion worse
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Re: Autonomous road vehicles
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2016, 01:04:16 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2016, 03:18:23 PM »
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Re: Autonomous road vehicles
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2016, 03:26:06 AM »
Sydney Morning Herald --> Australia runs risk of driverless cars becoming modern-day version of state railways
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« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2016, 04:00:38 AM »
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Re: Autonomous road vehicles
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2016, 11:04:14 AM »
Queensland Times --> 500 driverless cars coming to Ipswich

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FIVE hundred 'intelligent' cars will soon be cruising around on Ipswich roads.

The city has been chosen for a cutting edge trial that will see 500 cars retrofitted with intelligent technology. 

Today a $1.2 million driver-less car, the first ever developed in Australia, will be put on display at Willowbank Raceway where Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey will formally announce the project.   

The trial will see cars retro-fitted with the latest technology.

The "highly-automated" cars will be able to anticipate other driver's behaviour, react to potential danger and communicate with existing road infrastructure such as traffic lights.   

The trial, run by the State Government's Main Roads department, is the first in Queensland and the largest ever undertaken in Australia.

 For four years the government will collect data to test the safety of the technology before cars before rolling it out across the state. 

"These devices work by providing safety warnings to the driver about a range of conditions - for example, a pedestrian crossing at a signalised intersection, a red light runner or a queue ahead that isn't visible to a driver," Minister Bailey said.   

Motoring industry leaders, Tom Tom, Bosch Australia, Motor Accident Insurance Commission and CARRS-Q will be part of the project launch. 

Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard said Ipswich was chosen for the pilot project because of its support for technology and innovation.   
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Re: Autonomous road vehicles
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2016, 11:32:53 AM »
From TransLink News

Have an opinion on driverless public transport vehicles?

Christina Heffner, from our Customer Services, Safety and Regulation branch in the Department of Transport and Main Roads, is interested in getting your thoughts on driverless public transport vehicles including taxi/ride-sharing, bus, train, ferry and tram in South East Queensland (SEQ).

The survey forms part of a Masters Research study endorsed by the University of Southern Queensland that she is conducting into the perceived barriers and level of acceptance of driverless public transport vehicles in SEQ.

We encourage you to take approximately 15 minutes of your time to complete the survey, which will provide valuable feedback into her research and focus groups.

If you have any questions, you can get in touch with Christina via email Christina.m.heffner@tmr.qld.gov.au
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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2016, 01:05:57 PM »
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Re: Autonomous road vehicles
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2018, 09:05:35 AM »
https://capmetro.org/pilot/

Capital Metro (Austin, Texas)

Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Project



Capital Metro is leading the charge to be among the first transit agencies in the United States to showcase major technological advancements to our 'smart' city. We're committed to making it cleaner, faster, safer and easier to move around the city. Our transit app, launched in 2014, was one of the first in the country. And now, we're testing automated transit vehicle technology!

Beginning in late July 2018, the performance of six ADA accessible autonomous bus vehicles manufactured by two companies, Easy Mile and Navya, will be evaluated. We'll examine autonomous vehicle safety, and the efficiency and performance of battery technology. In addition, one of our contractors, RATP Dev, and the vehicle manufacturers will work with city officials to test signal components and on-street performance.

Autonomous Passenger Service Pilot

If testing goes well, a pilot passenger service is expected to launch in late fall 2018, picking up and dropping off customers, for a period of 12 months.

The circulator pilot service will operate along a 1.2-mile route on 3rd Street. Five to seven stops are slated to serve popular destinations like City Hall and the Central Library, and the service will also help Capital Metro customers make easy connections to other transit services at the downtown MetroRail station and Republic Square. Catching a ride on the autonomous vehicles will be free to customers during the pilot. Each autonomous bus has capacity for 15 passengers.

During this time, the overall customer experience, safety, and the public's reception and adoption of autonomous vehicles will be evaluated. Operators will be on board to help gauge vehicle performance and to act as customer service agents while buses are in service.

Autonomous Vehicle Project Partners

The autonomous vehicle testing and passenger pilot are a partnership with RATP Dev USA, the city of Austin and autonomous vehicle manufacturers Easy Mile and Navya. The pilot is being supported, and costs are offset, by RATP Dev USA.
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