Tuesday, 12 April 2016
AVs evolution of technology
The technology will not gain commercial scale overnight, it may take several years before OEMs will be able to offer autonomous features at a price that's both acceptable to consumers and profitable for the manufacturer.
Thursday, 7 April 2016
Autonomous driving is gaining momentum
The level of consumer interest in AVs is higher and more intense than it was for electric vehicles (EVs) prior to their introduction and suggests that AV adoption may be more rapid and widespread than the currently slow pace of EV adoption.
Tuesday, 5 April 2016
Be cautious when predicting the future role of AVs
Optimistic predictions of the Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) benefits have raised hopes that this technology will soon be widely available and solve many transportation problems. However, there are good reasons to be cautious when predicting their future role.
Thursday, 31 March 2016
Usage of innercity parking spaces on the rise
The parking production (sold hours per parking space) has had a stronger decline than domestic spending over the past years, however, it recovers more quickly.
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Reducing parking tariffs - no solution for empty shops
Free or cheaper parking may trigger a shift in shopping behaviour, but it will not automatically lead to increased retail turnovers, and is therefore not a solution to the empty retail units.
The real reason of the demise of our city shopping centres is the oversupply, a poorly balanced retail mix, changing consumer shopping behaviour, the economic recession. In an attractive shopping area, the consumer is not really bothered about what they have to pay for parking.
Thursday, 24 March 2016
Driver at the wheel? Scenario 4Multimodal and shared automation
Sharing a car is the most natural thing in the world to do. Fully automated driving is not yet feasible, the technology is not yet sufficiently developed, and support is limited.
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Driver at the wheel? Scenario 3Letting go on highways
The technology is less developed. In the congested, chaotic cities, car drivers must still drive themselves. A minority of drivers are prepared to share a car. The majority opts to own their own cars.
Thursday, 17 March 2016
Driver at the wheel? Scenario 2Fully automated private luxury
Consumers are fervently attached to the ownership of their own cars. The technology in these cars has been developed to the highest level possible.