Autonomous people mover vehicles are currently growing like mushrooms after a rain. Many firms are presenting their concepts and road-ready vehicles. Even at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, this new type of local transportation was among the key technologies.
A few weeks ago, the California State of Motor Vehicles published the latest series of disengagement reports from those companies testing autonomous vehicle in the state. Overall, the numbers paint a picture of decreasing disengagements – and consequently an improving technology?!
Charismatic Elon Musk hardly falls short on creating public attention. About two years ago, he announced a promisingly high vehicle crash rate reduction with their Autosteer system installed.
Imagine you are driving on a suburban street and all of a sudden a ball bounces onto the road. You will immediately slow down and be very cautious whilst continuously checking for kids who might follow the ball onto the street. Within less than a second your brain and body have performed quite a few tasks, which can be broken down into three simple steps.
By bundling existing internal expertise into a new center, h&z takes the next step towards supporting customers in shaping the future of mobility
2018 marked many „firsts“ for the world of mobility and transportation: the first commercial „autonomous“ ODM service in sub-urban Phoenix, the first approval to test level 5 self-driving vehicles without back-up driver in California and, unfortunately, the first casualty in Tempe, Arizona. 2018 was a year of technological progress, corporate consolidation, bold predictions and strong marketing campaigns.
For years, On Demand Mobility and Ride-Hailing services have been hyped as the solution for many of the common urban mobility problems. The formula is simple: shared and on-demand usage of transportation means will significantly decrease the total number of vehicles needed and thus destress the congested urban infrastructure. Quickly, urban planners started to envision scenarios of seamless journeys in connected, personalized, yet shared vehicles without traffic jams and minimal environmental and societal impact.