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UITP organises session on automated mobility at EUCAD2019

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30 May 2019

On 2 April, UITP organised the session 'Future Automated Mobility Services' at EUCAD (Connected Automated Driving) 2019.

The focus of this session was to discuss new operational concepts and business models to be adopted by operators for the best use of automated and shared fleets for passenger services. Use cases to be prioritised as well as operating costs, infrastructure, data sharing and interoperability were also discussed.

The following speakers were invited:

  • Roger Vanhberg, Senior Vice President, Västtrafik
  • Scheherazade Zekri, Director New Mobility Services, KEOLIS Group
  • Luc Texier, Director, Business Development, Autonomous and On-Demand Mobility, BestMile
  • Olivier Pairot, Head of Marketing, EasyMile
  • Lukas Foljanty, Senior Manager Smart Cities, Moovel

UITP would like to thank all attendees and speakers for their fruitful contributions!

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platooning

Also known as flocking. A collection of (automated) vehicles that travel together, actively coordinated in formation. Platoons decrease the distances between vehicles using electronic, and possibly mechanical, coupling. Platooning allows many vehicles to accelerate or brake simultaneously.

urban setting

High density environment with an efficient high capacity public transport system with good capillarity and high frequencies.

suburban setting

Medium density environment with a good public transport system with radial connections to the city center, but lower capillarity and frequencies. This setting includes suburban cities.

small cities

Small, isolated city with an own public transport system and <100K inhabitants.

rural

Low-density environment, small cities and villages with poor public transport services mainly connecting the villages.

SAE level

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V2X

Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication is the passing of information from a vehicle to any entity that may affect the vehicle, and vice versa.