13 Jul '18, 2pm

Pub Perspective: For many transit agencies, the automated era is here

Planning for automation is a reality, and the sooner that agencies grapple with these looming changes, the better they will be able to cope with such changes. Janna Starcic A growing number of reports project that fully automated vehicles will be on our cities’ streets within the next several decades. The forecasts differ widely, but as the article in this edition shows , there is general agreement that a significant deployment of automation-related technologies will be driving at the very least within cities throughout the developed world by mid-century. Because that is now within the horizons of long-range transportation plans required of transportation agencies, these bodies are beginning to work the effects of transportation automation within their planning. In other words, planning for automation is a reality, and the sooner that agencies grapple with these looming ch...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/technology/article/730327/p...

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