News

Uber linked to a reduction in serious road traffic injuries in the UK

February 19, 2020

The study, a collaboration between researchers at Oxford, Bocconi University, and the University of California-Davis, exploited differences in the timing of the deployment of Uber across Britain to test the association between the advent of Uber’s services and rate of fatal and non-fatal accidents in those areas.

Read the news release here

3RFM Director Giovanni Circella Elected Member of the Board of the International Association of Travel Behaviour Research.

January 29, 2020

The International Association for Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR) is an international organization of scholars, researchers, practitioners, consultants, and public agency professionals dedicated to the advancement of travel behaviour research.  The organization aims to serve as a forum that brings together professionals from a wide range of disciplines interested in the study of the factors that influence activity and travel choices of people and businesses, the formulation of new computational and analytical modeling methods and approaches for forecasting activity-travel demand, and the

Long Live Batteries

June 04, 2019

EV challenges remain but battery life is not one of them. There are lots of great reasons to drive electric. The modern plug-in electric vehicle (EV) is quiet, saves on fuel costs, requires little maintenance, and comes with thousands of dollars in purchase incentives. Downsides still exist, though.

Automated Shuttle Comes to UC Davis West Village

May 08, 2019

 

This electric, automated shuttle from SAIC Innovation Center is looping around UC Davis West Village now until June. Through June 1, San Jose-based Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corporation’s (SAIC) Innovation Center is demonstrating its automated, all-electric shuttle around a defined loop of the solar-panel-lined West Village community as part of an agreement between the auto company and UC Davis. 

Uber and Lyft increased traffic delays in San Francisco by 40 percent

May 08, 2019
Uber and Lyft increased traffic delays in San Francisco by 40 percent

By Chelsea Whyte

Uber and Lyft drivers are on strike to demand regulated fares and livable wages, in the lead-up to Uber’s initial public offering on the stock exchange on 10 May. Now there is some more bad news for these services: they haven’t lived up to claims of reducing traffic congestion.