Could Bus Multiple Units (BMU)s bridge the bus-rail divide?
Here at Portland Transport, we (both editors and commenters) frequently like to engage in a bit of technical speculation, hoping for future improvements that will allow transit agencies to do more with less. There’s lots of talk around here about electric buses, of driverless vehicles, of different vehicle configurations, and even more exotic concepts like […]
The Dark Side of Autonomous Vehicles?
Readers of this blog will know that I have a generally optimistic view of driverless cars, believing that a computer is likely to avoid many human frailties and generally reduce the number of crashes. My viewpoint got a jolt this week. The technologist half of my brain has been enjoying the New Relic Future Talk […]
Peering a Little Further into Our Driverless Future
Two interesting pieces from Atlantic Cities about driverless cars: A ride-along in a Google car in an urban environment (good news – it takes corners slowly!) A suggestion that the question of who is liable when a driverless car crashes is addressed reasonably well within the current state of product liability law (sadly they call […]
Another Perspective on Autonomous Vehicles
I think this sums it up nicely… http://yehudamoon.com/11282012/
Autonomous vehicles and urban mobility
A discussion of the potential impacts of autonomous vehicles on urban transport.