News News for 3 Revolutions en Long Live Batteries <p>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, <a href="">saves on fuel costs</a>, requires <a href="">little maintenance</a>, and comes with thousands of dollars in purchase incentives. Downsides still exist, though. June 04, 2019 Anonymous Automated Shuttle Comes to UC Davis West Village <p class="heading--underline"> </p> <p>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. </p> May 08, 2019 Anonymous Uber and Lyft increased traffic delays in San Francisco by 40 percent Uber and Lyft increased traffic delays in San Francisco by 40 percent <p>By Chelsea Whyte</p> <p>Uber and Lyft drivers are on strike to demand regulated fares and <a href="">livable wages</a>, 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.</p> May 08, 2019 Anonymous New Paper Published in Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies: What drives the use of ridehailing in California? Emerging Technologies: What drives the use of ridehailing in California? Ordered probit models of the usage frequency of Uber and Lyft by Farzad Alemi, Giovanni Circella, Patricia Mokhtarian, and Susan Handy Abstract <p>The availability of ridehailing services, such as those provided by <a href="">Uber</a>and Lyft in the U.S. market, as well as the share of trips made by these services, are continuously growing. May 08, 2019 Anonymous Tara Goddard gives a seminar on ser safety and AV/partial AV <p>Tara Goddard's seminar on vulnerable road user safety and AV/partial AV at ITS-Davis includes the trolley problem, media critique, tech skepticism, and why we drivers are mostly horrible.</p> <p>Tara Goddard is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Texas A&amp;M. </p> <p>View the webinar <a href="">here</a></p> April 17, 2019 Anonymous Gordon Anderson speaks about Automated Vehicle Liability and Insurance at ITS Webinar <p>Automated vehicles (AVs) can be a revolutionary safety technology, but they will still sometimes crash in novel or challenging circumstances. This webinar begins with a simple question: when AVs crash, who must pay for the damage they cause? The problem is that neither state nor federal law currently provides a straightforward, definitive answer to that question. Considering these vehicles are already testing on public roads, it is likely that there will be crash victims in the near future. April 10, 2019 Anonymous Resurrecting Plug-in Hybrid Cars Resurrecting Plug-in Hybrid Cars <p>By Daniel Sperling and Scott Hardman</p> April 10, 2019 Anonymous California’s Electric Vehicle Incentives: What do we Know? A Webinar by Austin Brown <p>Dr. Austin Brown is Executive Director of the Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy at the University of California, Davis. In this role, he builds strong connections between the research and policy communities at the local, state, and national levels with a focus on clean energy and sustainable transportation. April 08, 2019 Anonymous Why It's So Hard to Give Up Ridesharing <p>The share of Americans who have used ride-sharing services more than doubled in the past three years. According to a <a href="">Pew Research Center survey</a> conducted in 2018, 36% of adults say they have used a ride-hailing service such as Uber or Lyft, compared to 15% in late 2015.</p> April 05, 2019 Anonymous Americans Still Don't Trust Self-Driving Cars, Reuters/Ipsos Poll Finds <p>Half of U.S. adults think automated vehicles are more dangerous than traditional vehicles operated by people, while nearly two-thirds said they would not buy a fully autonomous vehicle, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.</p> April 01, 2019 Anonymous Giovanni Circella presents Travel Behaviors and Vehicle Ownership in the Era of the “3 Revolutions” in Transportation <p>The three transportation "revolutions" – shared mobility, electrification and vehicle automation – are likely to radically transform transportation (and society, more in general). The adoption and frequency of use of (on demand) shared mobility services, including ridehailing (e.g. Uber and Lyft), carsharing, bikesharing and e-scooter sharing are already causing rapid changes in travel patterns and the use of other travel modes, in particular among younger travelers and urban residents. March 22, 2019 Anonymous Does California Need A ‘Green New Deal’ Of Its Own? <p>The world has just<a href=""> 12 years</a> to limit global warming to moderate levels, according to a recent United Nations report. In response, Democrats  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey laid out a grand plan for the nation to address climate change: the Green New Deal.</p> <p>The state's goal of 5 million electric vehicles on roads by 2030 is a good example, according Austin Brown with the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy.</p> March 15, 2019 Anonymous The Three Revolutions: Our Best Hope for a Sustainable Transportation Future? <p>Road congestion in the US cost US$305bn last year, mostly in lost time; the average Los Angeles driver spends a whopping 102 hours per year in traffic, for example. Increased driving and energy use has resulted in transportation edging out electricity as the top producer of US greenhouse-gas emissions. And while cars have grown far safer over the years, car crashes kill close to 40,000 people per year in the US and injure many more.</p> February 27, 2019 Anonymous White House Ends California Talks On Mileage Standards <p>The Trump administration broke off vehicle mileage standards talks with California on Thursday, moving the two closer to a possible court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry.</p> <p>Under the administration proposal, the standards would be frozen after slightly tougher 2020 levels go into effect, eliminating 10 miles per gallon of improvement to a fleet average of 36 miles per gallon in 2025.</p> February 21, 2019 Anonymous 'Transportation Disaster' Looms if Cities are Caught 'Flat-Footed' by Innovation, AVs 'Transportation Disaster' Looms if Cities are Caught 'Flat-Footed' by Innovation, AVs <p>By Chris Teale</p> <p>Experts warned of a potential "transportation disaster" in cities if policy fails to keep up with new technologies such as automation, electrification and the sharing economy.</p> January 15, 2019 Anonymous Why Federal AV Policy Is a Necessary -- But Not Sufficient -- Step Why Federal AV Policy Is a Necessary -- But Not Sufficient -- Step <p>By Mollie Cohen D’Agostino and Dan Sperling</p> December 18, 2018 Lois Kim How Partially Automated Vehicles Could Lead to More Driving How Partially Automated Vehicles Could Lead to More Driving <p>By Daniel Sperling and Scott Hardman</p> <p>Full automation is <a href="">projected to increase</a> the use of individually owned vehicles, perhaps by <a href="">as much as 60%</a>. But what about partially automated vehicles, equipped with features such as lane centering, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking?</p> September 19, 2018 Lois Kim The Dutch Vision for Sustainable Transportation The Dutch Vision for Sustainable Transportation <p>By Roger Rudick</p> September 12, 2018 Lois Kim Car Free Cities <p class="MsoBodyText">The GreenPreneur Show featuring Daniel Sperling </p> <p class="MsoBodyText">First; there was car sharing, then bike sharing and now scooter sharing with many believing that these modes of transportation can combat climate change, reduce traffic congestion and improve transportation equity and access. </p> July 29, 2018 Lois Kim Three Revolutions in Transportation Three Revolutions in Transportation <p>By Daniel Sperling and Austin Brown</p> <p class="MsoBodyText">“The 3 Revolutions can support a radically improved transportation system for all—if we play our cards right. Electrification, pooling, and automation are progressing in distinct ways…Understanding how the 3 Revolutions are unfolding provides the insight needed to ensure that we realize the positive outcomes while avoiding undesired consequences."</p> July 14, 2018 Lois Kim