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Publications Routes/Roads Urban Mobility

This page lists Routes/Roads articles of PIARC in the field of urban mobility. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • PIARC Prize - Sustainable Mobility - Lessons Learned Through Automated Driving Bus Operation and Efforts Using C-ITS Solutions

    This paper provides an overview of the R&D of AD technology in Japan and the efforts made towards its social implementation. It also reports that the long-term operation experiment of a Level 2 AD bus has been continuously conducted in the Kashiwa-no-ha area. This long-term operation has been realized with contributions from a diverse range of participants. It is also reported that improvements are being made sequentially to resolve issues learned in continued operation. Specifically, the introduction [...]

  • Sustainable Infrastructure – A Matter of Mobility

    Mobility is fundamental – it is not only essential for economic development but an intrinsic property of life itself. Modern economies, markets and societies depend heavily on the mobility of people and goods. Mobility ensures access to resources, enables trade and the exchange of labor, knowledge, and capital. Likewise, wildlife populations and biodiversity per se strongly depend on the mobility of individuals and genes. Mobility allows access to food or mates and ensures the survival and propagation [...]

  • Singapore’s Expressways Management through ITS Solutions

    This paper aims to share Singapore’s experience in managing traffic condition along expressways using ITS. With technology advancement, various ITS systems were implemented along expressways /road to effectively optimise and manage traffic flow. These ITS systems collect valuable traffic data such as traffic volume, traffic speed, etc. through video analytics, and are integrated to provide various forms of use. Using these information, live infographics are developed to help officers in Operations [...]

  • Future of Transport Context in the UK

    In 2020, as part of its future transport strategy, the UK Department for Transport provided £90m to create four Future Transport Zones (FTZs) in key English regions. The FTZ programme provides real-world environments to form public private partnerships and implement innovative solutions between local councils, transport operators, key employers and travel hubs and universities. Each region is expected to develop Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platforms as well as other transport improvements.  [...]

  • Guidelines to Develop MaaS Services in Italy

    Mobility is called upon a transformation in order to adapt to new digital contexts and to make user’s travel experience as comfortable and accessible as possible. This mobility revolution has a name: Mobility as a Service (MaaS). MaaS consists of new mobility concept, which provides integration of multiple public and private transport services into a single service, accessible via mobile devices, thanks to a platform with multiple functions and a single payment system, capable of responding in [...]