Welcome to Move Forward’s weekly news wrap-up, featuring the mobility stories you don’t want to miss. This week we are sharing news of moovel’s impact on the future of smart city transportation, along with transit’s role in repairing Houston after Hurricane Harvey, news from the federal government on autonomous vehicle legislation, and more.
moovel named key player in smart city movement:
Nanalyze lists moovel as one of the key players working to make smart city transportation faster and more efficient. The article explains, “the moovel app, available in Germany, allows users to search for and book multiple ridesharing services from one app. Moovel transit focuses on mobile ticketing, offering white-labeled payment solutions for transit companies.”
Nanalyze: “7 Smart City Startups Improving Transportation” by Staff, September 6, 2017.
Autonomous vehicles and the economy:
Skip Descant explores how the onset of autonomous cars will affect employment in the U.S., including those who will benefit from the technology and those who could potentially lose their jobs. This article is in response to a new report from the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Commerce on autonomous vehicles’ impact on the job market.
Government Technology: “Autonomous Vehicle Technology Will Create Winners and Losers in Transport Industries” by Skip Descant, September 1, 2017.
Intelligent mobility key to future of transport:
Connected autonomous vehicles and super-smart ticketing will help make transportation safer, cleaner, more efficient and cheaper, according to Dr Wolfgang Schuster, Technical Director for iM with Atkins. Schuster believes that in order to achieve these advances, collaboration across public and private sectors is necessary.
Transport Xtra: “Time to take transport to new level, says intelligent mobility expert” by Dr. Wolfgang Schuster, September 5, 2017
Houston’s METRO works to repair Hurricane Harvey aftermath:
Houston, one of the most auto-dependent places on Earth, is now utilizing their public transit system to provide Hurricane Harvey victims with transportation after the storm destroyed an estimated 1 million vehicles.
City Lab: “How Transit Can Speed Houston’s Recovery” by Laura Bliss, September 5, 2017.
AVs advance in Washington:
This Wednesday, lawmakers in the House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation to implement autonomous vehicles onto public roads while limiting states from regulating the technology.
The New York Times: “Self-Driving Cars’ Prospects Rise With Vote by Congress” by Cecilia King, September 6, 2017
Flying cars coming soon:
A contributed piece for Smart Cities Dive argues that flying cars could soon become a reality due to new technological advances and rising congestion problems facing urban areas.
Smart Cities Dive: “There’s a flying car in your future” by Kaushik Rajashekara, September 6, 2017.
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