February 2020 Technology Updates
- Author: Kevin Chambers
- Date: February 11, 2020
New In the Podcast Playlist On the 99% Invisible podcast: “Missing the Bus” An interview with Steven Higashide, author of…
"The pilot feature will first be available across Arizona, connecting users with a live person to confirm and quote an Uber trip. The feature requires users to have an SMS or "text-based" mobile phone to receive messages about the ride ETA, driver’s license plate information and trip receipts."
The problem is with deadheading and not sharing the vehicle between riders. Study is here.
New proposed legislation "would remove the ability for states and cities to put forward their own regulations."
The ride-sharing giant retooled its autonomous car program after a terrible accident in Tempe, Arizona.
Check out the graph showing the plummeting costs of batteries since 2010.
Includes an overview of transit electrification in the US, with recommendations for moving faster towards decarbonization of transit.
Just one squirmish in the larger battle for the management of data about mobility.
Authored by an investor in Bird, one of Uber's competitors in micromobility. "Ultimately, whether or not LADOT has more access to data isn’t really the key point. What’s at stake here is Uber’s ability to operate without oversight and without regard for citizens in cities everywhere."
"A new study, commissioned as part of the Mobility and Fuel strategy (MFS) of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, shows that the efficiency and environmental benefits of micromobility and other new mobility services, will only be fully realised if they are integrated into existing public transit offerings."
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