Commuter Solutions

moovel CEO on the forefront of multimodal transportation, TriMet’s new phone-tapping capabilities, “commuter lounges” for teachers, and important AV developments from Germany

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 from moovel’s CEO on the impact of contactless ticketing on the future of multimodal transportation, a new development from TriMet’s Hop Fastpass, the most important aspect of driverless car development, and more.

moovel CEO on contactless ticketing:

Nat Parker is featured in Government Technology discussing the development of TriMet’s Hop Fastpass e-fare system, citing the technology as the forefront of multi-modal transportation. “Today, with the technology innovations in cloud computing … we use the [Hop] card as just a credential, or a token, that signifies an account that’s resident in the cloud.”

Government Technology: “How Contactless Ticketing Is Increasing Convenience for Transit Travelers” by Skip Descant, August 23, 2017.

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TriMet announces phone tapping capability:

A blog post from TriMet elaborates on the addition of mobile payment capabilities to their new Hop Fastpass service. Hop Fastpass is compatible with Android Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay, making the service even more convenient than before and completely mobile.

TriMet: “Just Tap And Go! Hopping On Board Transit With Hop Now As Easy As Tapping Your Phone” by Tia York, August 22, 2017.

The Oregonian on HopFast Pass’ NFC tech:

Elliot Njus continues his ongoing coverage of TriMet’s Hop Fastpass application, writing about the Hop’s new phone tapping feature for fare payments, powered by moovel. The piece highlights NFC technology and further delves into the new features and benefits of this mobile application.

Oregon Live: “Commuters can now pay TriMet, C-Tran fare by tapping phone” by Elliot Njus, August 23, 2017.

The efficacy of P3 collaborations:

David Spielfogel dives into how innovations in transportation are only feasible with collaborations in the public and private sectors. Spielfogel also addresses his concerns with the introduction of autonomous vehicles.

Government Technology: “Collaboration is Transportation Innovation’s Crucial Ingredient” by David Spielfogel, August 16, 2017.

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Can AVs impact real estate?:

Urbanism Next provides a brief list predicting the potential impact that the adoption of AVs could have on real estate. The blog cites parking, sprawl, housing prices, and more as potential factors that could dramatically shift the landscape for real estate.

Urbanism Next: “AVs and Real Estate – A Guide To Potential Impacts” by Nico Larco, August 21, 2017.

Teachers switching up their commutes:

Mobility Lab launched a new video series exploring how everyday Americans can rethink their transportation options. Part 1 of this series focuses on a program that helps teachers and staff with their commutes, including reimbursements for public transit and  “commuter lounges” for those who bike and walk to work.

Mobility Lab: “Teachers leave behind their lonesome commutes” by Paul Mackie, August 22, 2017

Hackers can disrupt AV adoption:

In MIT Technology Review, computer security research scientist Simson L. Garfinkel discusses how autonomous vehicles will have to fight and defend against a spectrum of cyber attacks. Garfinkel warns that if AV technology does not have the means to defend against malicious attacks, deployment of these vehicles could rapidly cease.

MIT Technology Review: “Hackers Are the Real Obstacle for Self-Driving Vehicles” by Simson Garfinkel, August 22, 2017.

Regulatory “rules” for German AVs:

German regulators have drafted a series of regulatory rules for the development of autonomous vehicles in the country, according to Reuters. This initial draft “will be the basis for software guidelines that will decide the best possible course of action to protect human life above all else in an autonomous car emergency.

The Drive: “Germany Drafts Ethics Rules for Self-Driving Cars” by Gabriel Lowenberg, August 23, 2017.

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