January 2020 Technology Updates
- Author: Kevin Chambers
- Date: January 15, 2020
New In the Podcast Playlist On the War on Cars podcast: Kara Swisher Says Car Ownership is Finished. “Last March,…
From the Autonocast, "Three Case Studies For The Autonomous 'Trough Of Disillusionment'", wherein the hosts talk frankly about AV makers Cruise, Tesla, and Navya. All three are facing the consequences of big promises unkept.
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This is the first formal CTO/CIO position at First Transit
...because Lyft needs to become profitable at some point.
A 2-year check-up on the Innisfil experiment. The service is popular enough to cost much more than the town budgeted, and more than the transit alternative would have cost.
"Cities that turn to technology companies to save their transit systems are bound to be disappointed by the outcome."
Uber and Lyft commission their own study of their impacts on congestion, and which essentially match the assertions of their critics.
Research indicating that TNCs may be filling the first/last mile gap in outer boroughs of New York City.
This focuses on Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple, but the problems and the potential solutions apply just as well to Uber and Lyft.
More reality checks here too
AV promises have now been around long enough to earn a "retro report" by The New York Times.
Even if AVs will take a very long time to come to fruition, the forces driving the research and development are likely to continue unabated.
A surprising (to me, at least) source of bike-sharing: libraries
A very interesting global overview of new mobility trends
On the need for a rural version of MaaS
A very expansive vision indeed
A couple "smart cities" articles that apply very well to transit technology as well.
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Hero photo of electric bus by Ryanmirjanic, Wikipedia
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