Fully Driverless Cars Will Be Ready in 2060, Report Finds

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] The impact of autonomous – driverless – vehicles is still a ways in the future, according to projections made in a new report by Todd Litman of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute (VTPI). As for autonomous vehicles’ impacts on traffic congestion, automobile accidents, and car ownership, the VTPI report projects that driverless vehicles …

Continue reading Fully Driverless Cars Will Be Ready in 2060, Report Finds

Advertisements

Wearable Tech Will Make Our Cities More Walkable

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab and Tech Cocktail] Apple’s announcement in September regarding the 2015 launch of the Apple Watch has some pundits wondering if the tech giant can do for wearable tech what it did for the MP3 player and smartphone: create a must-have consumer device out of a fledgling, yet promising, product line. I think the …

Continue reading Wearable Tech Will Make Our Cities More Walkable

Idea for Smarter Transit Fares Wins GMU Competition

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab] Transit would be better served if the pay-per-ride and unlimited fare schemes that currently dominate were expanded to include more fine-tuned pricing structures similar to those offered by cell phone companies. That was the idea that won the recent second annual Outside the Box transportation conference and competition at George Mason …

Continue reading Idea for Smarter Transit Fares Wins GMU Competition

Gamification, Technology, and Improving Transit Rider Satisfaction

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab, published on June 17, 2014] What’s the current state of the rider experience? Are transportation systems meeting the demands and expectations of the general public? These questions were posed to a panel of speakers at a plenary session of the Mobility Lab-sponsored Innovation in Public Policy Summit. Technology – in particular the …

Continue reading Gamification, Technology, and Improving Transit Rider Satisfaction

Carma Takes Swipe at Uber, Lyft & Sidecar

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab, published on June 11, 2014] The first day of the two-day Innovation in Mobility Public Policy Summit in Washington D.C. was “bike heavy,” according to one participant. With the conversation clearly revolving around bikesharing systems, participants and speakers had to dance around the subject on many people’s minds: Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar – the …

Continue reading Carma Takes Swipe at Uber, Lyft & Sidecar

What are Cities Trying to Tell People?

[By Tom Fairchild and Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab. Published on April 30, 2014] “Does a city speak?” This provocative question – posed by Saskia Sassen (pictured above) – opened the recent Mobilities in Cities: From Visible to Invisible conference at Columbia University. It’s hard to deny that a city has life, but does it live and communicate? Sassen has …

Continue reading What are Cities Trying to Tell People?

Redefining Uber: Why the Term Rideshare Doesn’t Fit

[By Paul Goddin for Mobility Lab, published on April 17, 2014] Uber and its ilk are cool and disruptive technologies, and our position at Mobility Lab is that additional transportation choices are always a good thing for consumers. But Uber’s habit of calling itself a “rideshare company” is getting out of hand. Neither Uber, Sidecar, nor …

Continue reading Redefining Uber: Why the Term Rideshare Doesn’t Fit