|In the last few years, there has been a major shift in the outlook for autonomous vehicles, not just in the headlines, but with investment and a serious development effort from almost every player in the auto and industrial technology industries.
|In October of 2016, Citigroup released a report INFRASTRUCTURE FOR GROWTH The dawn of a new multi-trillion dollar asset class estimating that the global market for infrastructure investments will reach $59 trillion within the next fifteen years. The report observed that transportation infrastructure would account for a large portion of this market. Cities that are able to establish themselves as viable “living laboratories” where new infrastructure and technologies can be deployed and tested will capture a larger portion of this economic pie.
|Connected urban speed electric AVs can operate without traffic signals. They can synchronize their behavior through vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications at junctions and can operate at safe speeds that change by location and road conditions. Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications can be used to
activate street lights, get updated route information, open doors, and receive scheduling information.
|Electrification and automation are transforming the freight transportation industry in a number of ways.
|Mobile Device and Communications Networks
|Mobile communication networks are wireless communication networks that are used to support the transmission of voice, data, and other types of information to and from mobile devices, such as cellphones and tablets. Mobile communication networks are an essential component of modern telecommunications infrastructure, and they enable people to communicate and access information from anywhere at any time.
|A mobility hub is a transportation facility that provides multiple modes of transportation and serves as a central point for people to connect to different types of transportation services. Mobility hubs can be located in urban, suburban, or rural areas and can include a range of transportation options, such as buses, trains, bicycles, electric scooters, and carsharing services.
|Right-of-way management is the process of planning, coordinating, and maintaining the use of land that is reserved for transportation purposes, such as roads, highways, and public transit systems. Right-of-way management involves managing the use of the land and infrastructure within the right-of-way, as well as coordinating the activities of the various entities that may use the right-of-way, such as utilities, public agencies, and private contractors.
|Self Driving Policies and Procedures
|Since 2012, 41 states and the District of Columbia have considered legislation relating to AVs. 21 states and the District of Columbia have passed AV
legislation. Additionally, the governors of Arizona, Massachusetts, Washington, and Wisconsin have signed executive orders relating to AVs.
|Sensor technologies play a crucial role in smart systems by providing real-time data on the status and conditions of these systems, enabling them to make decisions and take actions based on the data received.
|Shared mobility refers to the use of shared transportation services, such as ride-sharing, car-sharing, and bike-sharing, to meet individual and collective transportation needs. The goal of shared mobility is to provide convenient and affordable transportation options that can help reduce the number of personal vehicles on the road and promote the use of more sustainable modes of transportation.