Innovation is revolutionizing transportation systems and networks, eventually improving rider experience. How are these smart transportation innovations helping the government to manage public transport systems effectively?
FREMONT, CA: In 2020, transportation systems have become fast-moving and much more connected and networked than ever before. In various countries, transport authorities, along with local authorities, tech companies, carriers, partners, and businesses are proactively contributing to the evolution of intelligent transportation systems.
The following are some of the trends that will be shaping the future of transport this year and beyond.
In many cities, micro-mobility is gaining significant momentum. Shared bike and e-scooter services are becoming popular at an exponential rate. These options enable comfortable vehicle-sharing and help in reducing traffic congestion, parking issues, and other problems that arise in urban settings. Micro-mobility helps in increasing access to transportation options, which decreases the number of cars on the road, which in turn minimizes the carbon footprint and is cost-efficient.
Autonomous and connected shuttles
In the case of mass transit, autonomous and connected provide proficiency and comfort for more often and regular service. With the continual rise in this trend, an increasing number of connected autonomous vehicles is on the road, which will lead to more vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-vehicle infrastructure systems, thus helping reducing congestion. Additional benefits involve paratransit services, first-and-last mile solutions, reduced operations expenses, and resolving the present transit driver shortage.
Mobility on Demand
Another user-centric trend in intelligent transportation planning and design is mobility on demand (MOD). It fuses evolving mobility services, real-time data and cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and integrated transit networks and operations for better connecting travelers to distinct transportation options and empowers them to select which suits them best with far more flexibility. Besides, it provides first-and-last mile options. Public bikes, ride-sharing, and on-demand shuttles will become common, potentially leading to significant transformations in the automotive and energy sector.
Putting everything together, smart cities, and intelligent transportation are vital concepts that are evolving at an exponential pace. Implementing the above intelligent transportation trends can help the governments in improving security and mobility, increasing connected and autonomous vehicles, enhancing roadway congestion, and increasing access to employment as well.