The Future of Livable Cities: Shared, Coordinated, Multi-Modal Services

masstransitmag – excerpt

Transit operators throughout the world are rolling out autonomous shuttle services, and in the process are developing solutions that can serve as playbooks for other agencies. Use cases for autonomous shuttles include extending service areas and offering multi-modal “last-mile” services from transit hubs to homes and offices.

Transport Pubics Fribourgeois (TPF), the public transport operator for the region of Fribourg in Switzerland, launched an autonomous shuttle service connecting the city’s public transit system with the Marly Innovation Center, a near 100-acre campus for technology companies that is about two miles from the nearest public transit station… (more)

A community built for cars of the future

By Katie Burke : autonews – excerpt

Bosch teams up with developer on San Francisco connected neighborhood

SAN FRANCISCO — In the tech industry’s backyard, the neighborhood of the future is growing without the local industry.

Real estate developer FivePoint is working with German supplier Robert Bosch to build a residential and commercial neighborhood that has connected infrastructure for autonomous and electric vehicles on land formerly occupied by the San Francisco Shipyard naval base and Candlestick Park stadium.

FivePoint said it chose Bosch after local tech companies would not agree to a mutually beneficial partnership…

As part of the joint venture, Bosch supplies technology, including connected parking sensors and home appliances. It also acts as a go-between, gathering specifications from its affiliates developing products for the project to make sure the infrastructure is built with their needs in mind…

The companies plan to run an autonomous shuttle from the edge of the neighborhood inward, and eventually operate a self-driving vehicle on a bridge between the shipyard and Candlestick areas, which are separated by a small waterway… (more)