Autonomous and Conne
An overview of the state of the industry as
it relates to autonomous and connected
technology, vehicles and mobility.
HE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SMART CITY WITH AUTONOMOUS
and connected vehicles is rapidly progressing and while there’s
speculation on what exactly the consequences will be, one certainty
is that it will change how people move through their cities.
Th ere’s a notion of the “heaven or hell” scenario, where it’s
either a world where everyone owns autonomous cars and they’re
out on the roads running errands with and without passengers
increasing congestion or if it will mean an increase of a shared economy
where we see congestion mitigation, reduced emissions and an
easier commute for people.
vehicles can guide
other devices. The
vehicle is not making
though it makes
Preparing for an
While there are questions about what the
future will look like, we can conclusively
say autonomy is here and it is a reality
cities need to be prepared for.
There are a variety of resources for
transportation agencies and cities,
including from the U.S. Department of
Transportation and the National League
of Cities. The DOT has partnered with a
wide array of partners to support the safe
development, testing and deployment of
automated vehicle technology.
DOT DRAFT GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Principle #1: Promote proactive,
data-driven safety, cybersecurity,
and privacy-protection practices.
Principle #2: Act as a facilitator to inspire
and enable voluntary data exchanges.
Principle #3: Start small to demonstrate
value, and scale what works toward a
Principle #4: Coordinate across modes
to reduce costs, reduce industry burden,
and accelerate action.
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ZF IS equipping the e.Go Mover with electric drive
systems, steering systems and brakes, as well as ZF’s
ProAI central computer (using artificial intelligence)
and sensors which enable automated driving functions.
By Leah Harnack, Editor
THE E.GO Mover will provide on-demand mobility in
tomorrow’s urban environment.
THE E.GO Mover provides on-demand autonomous
transportation, while giving providers an option to use it
as a shuttle with a driver, providing flexibility in options.