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Smart Cities and the Future of Transportation

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By: Susan Shaheen, 16 August 2017

Generations of ecologists, urban planners, and engineers have undoubtedly been influenced by the events that shaped their lives. Today, we are confronted with an infrastructure and economic challenge of epic proportions. Across the globe, our cities suffer from poor air quality and worsening congestion that strangles our roads and highways; wastes time and diminishes the savings and expendable income of families; and adversely impacts quality of life.

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Aug 16
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https://www.move-forward.com/smart-cities-and-the-future-of-transportation/

Outside researchers to probe environmental impact of Uber, Lyft

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Jack Newsham, 11/13/2015

A group of researchers is set to analyze the environmental impact of Uber and Lyft, whose impacts on auto emissions have long been a subject of controversy.
Fans of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft often argue that they benefit the environment by eliminating the need for people to own a car, butsome skeptics say the services could replace eco-friendly alternatives such as public transportation or biking. Experts from the University of California at Berkeley and the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Urban Solutions program said Friday at an MIT conference that they hoped to clear the air.

“All we have right now is anecdotes,” said Amanda Eaken, deputy director of urban solutions at the council. “I think we are all served by understanding what is actually happening with these companies.”

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Nov 13
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http://www.betaboston.com/news/2015/11/13/outside-researchers-to-probe-environmental-impact-of-uber-lyft/

Catching Up with the Rapidly Transforming Transportation Landscape

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Melanie Curry
Friday, December 11, 2015

In the last few years, technological advances have been changing the transportation system in ways unanticipated and unprecedented. Bike-share and car-share offered alternatives heretofore nonexistent. Then, in swept Uber and Lyft and other “Transportation Network Companies,” or TNCs, and mobile apps that could completely change the ways people move around in their communities.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a Committee for Review of Innovative Urban Mobility Services to conduct a consensus study on “technology-enabled transportation services,” including car-share, bike-share, TNCs, ride-sharing companies and mobile apps. Its just-released report, “Between Public and Private Mobility: Examining the Rise of Technology-Enabled Transportation Services,”

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Dec 11
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http://cal.streetsblog.org/2015/12/11/catching-up-with-the-rapidly-transforming-transportation-landscape/

Google, Tesla, others wait for DMV's self-driving rules

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When the Florida Highway Patrol pulled him over this month for driving too fast, Brooks Weisblat didn't bother telling the officer that his Tesla Model S had been driving itself.

"That would have definitely got me a ticket," said Weisblat, who got a warning notice instead.

Florida doesn't have a driver's handbook dictating robot rules of the road. No state does, but California could become the global model next year when it publishes first-in-the-world consumer rules for self-driving cars.

Those regulations are already a year behind schedule. Among the problems vexing officials with the Department of Motor Vehicles is how to handle not just the machines but their overtrusting owners.

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Oct 26
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http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_29027362/google-tesla-others-wait-for-dmvs-selfdriving-rules

Carsharing becomes a real estate perk with GM, Daimler, Google

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Lauren Hepler
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 2:30am

Owning a car in Manhattan has traditionally ranked pretty far up the list of pricey personal indulgences (that is, aside from opting to live in New York City in the first place).

But with automakers looking to hang onto market share amid a surge in competition from shared car services, a new category of faux car ownership — on-demand shared cars located inside your own building — could change the economics of driving in busy urban areas.

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Oct 21
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http://www.greenbiz.com/article/carsharing-becomes-real-estate-perk-gm-daimler-google

BlueIndy faces challenges in quest for wide adoption

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BlueIndy plans to charge past its skeptics as its electric car-sharing program launches in Indianapolis Sept. 2, leaving behind the political consternation about whether Mayor Greg Ballard went rogue in green-lighting the program in the first place.

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Aug 29

Corporate car sharing: Impact on employees and businesses

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Corporate car sharing enables commercial businesses to reduce or eliminate private vehicle fleets by providing their employees with access to shared or “exclusive-use” car sharing vehicles. What benefits do these services have on participating businesses? What are the behavioral impacts of corporate car sharing on employees that use these services?

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Aug 18

 

 

 

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