The Government’s goal to have autonomous vehicles in use by 2021 is moving towards reality. Mobile network operator O2 has signed up to provide what is expected to be Europe’s largest ‘smart road’ to support trials in the West Midlands. It is due to be launched in 2020. This will enable smart vehicle monitoring, data […]
Post written by Renae Sze Ming Loh When we consider who the early adopters are, we tend to think of their age, education, income and so on. Surely we are defined by more than that! What about our personality? Are certain types of people more inclined to adopt innovations? In this exploratory study Renae Sze Ming […]
The 16th – 22nd September 2018 marks the annual European Mobility Week. The Dutch city of Nijmegen, which is the 2018 European Green Capital, will hold a week of events promoting sustainable mobility. The week will culminate in a public ‘innovation festival’, presenting mobility innovations and exploring the future of zero-emission mobility. SILCI’s Laurie Kerr got to experience the opening festival. This took place on what is […]
As from 1st July 2018, every country in Estonia has the option to implement free public transport for its residents all hours every day. However, a 2016 analysis of the Tallin scheme found that one year into the experiment, the scheme did not encourage people to leave their cars at home. Instead, the study found […]
Emma Cassar has been featured in an article written by Justin Camilleri, a freelance journalist on The Malta Independent. The article gives an overview of the 4 day Transport Research Arena Conference that took place in Vienna between the 16th and 19th April 2018. The main theme of the conference was on digitalization in the transport […]
Invited to Future Earth’s Exponential Climate Action for Cities (X-CAC) workshop in Stockholm, I faced a dilemma common to many researchers working on climate change: travel, participate but add to CO2 emissions … or stay at home, miss out, but avoid contributing to climate change? So when Future Earth offered me the possibility of participating […]
Residents of Dallas, Dubai and Los Angeles are to possibly experience Ubers first flying taxi service in 2020. Uber Elevate uses vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and is said to already started evaluating the barriers to overcome and make this a reality. Preparing for the arrival of air taxis is developer Dan Kodsi in Miami at Paramount Miami Worldcenter. The developer is modifying the rooftop’s […]
Smart ride by Citymapper and Chariot by Ford are ride hailing services currently running in London. This article discusses how private companies such as Uber and Citymapper are challenging or taking over mass transit. The Transport sector is moving towards public private partnerships and mobility as a service is one of them. To convince people to give up their cars […]
An online survey of over 3,000 people living in Denmark reveals self-driving vehicles have most appeal to young, highly educated men living in cities. This study published in Transport Policy identifies a small cluster of people who are excited and fascinated about self-driving cars. For the full analysis and segmentation see the article here.
The team of MaaSLab at UCL Energy Institute compiled a report for the Transport for London (TfL), providing insights about Londoner’s attitudes towards car-ownership, shared mobility services and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS). In conjunction to this, a seminar talk in March was given by Dr. Maria Kamargianni focusing on Londoner’s travel behaviour, attitudes and perception towards owning a car and participating in shared-mobility schemes. This talk can be watched here.