March 9, 2017 – For nearly a decade, a consortium of tech firms and auto manufacturers has roved the West, pioneering autonomous vehicle technology far from federal regulators in Washington, D.C. But today, the era of the devil-may-care Silicon Valley cowboy is over – and the age of (mostly) rule abiding autonomous vehicle development as begun.
Eno Transportation Weekly
February 8, 2017 On January 31st, Uber and Daimler announced an agreement to deploy autonomous vehicles on Uber’s ridesharing network. It was rumored that Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes, received an order from Uber for 100,000 Mercedes S-Class cars from Uber last March. While representatives of both companies later debunked the rumor, an amicable […]
October 6, 2016 – The mayor of Pittsburgh, PA was in town last week to talk about the self-driving car deployment going on in his city.
September 22, 2016 – A House committee recently approved legislation that would allow federal employees to use their transit benefits for on-demand ride services like Uber and Lyft.
The final session of Eno’s March 2016 Convergence event took a holistic view of the public policy role in enabling innovative mobility, reflecting on the robust policy discussions taking place throughout the day in terms of public transit, freight, cities, data, and autonomous vehicles.
At Eno’s Convergence conference on March 24, a session on “The Role of Cities in our Mobility Future” looked at a vital component on how our transportation systems are implementing technology solutions. Cities across the U.S. have been leaders in how cities as they related to the growing sharing economy.
How are ridesharing and other types innovative transportation technologies changing the world of mass transportation? The first panel discussion at the Eno Center’s March 24 Convergence examined this question through discussion with representatives of technology companies, local transit interests, and facilitators.
In the Spotlight interview with Andrew Salzburg, Global Mobility Policy Lead for ridesharing company Uber.
On congested urban streets, America’s burgeoning ranks of rideshare drivers faced constant challenges in picking up and dropping off passengers. Consistently unable to find a legal space in which to wait, they frequently have to turn on their hazards and block entire traffic or bike lanes—or gamble on pulling aside to a nearby bus top, commercial loading zone, or fire hydrant, where they risk a hefty moving violation. Meanwhile, cyclists are left to swerve dangerously around the car and approaching passengers caught in the confusion.
Today, ubiquitous wireless network availability, an ever-growing array of mobile applications, Big Data, and societal/demographic changes have created an environment in which information systems, shared vehicles, and on-demand services play an increasing role in metropolitan transportation