Making It Easier to Get Transportation to Rural Health Care

by Katherine Seligman

May 7, 2018

"If you’re 60 or older, need a ride and happen to live in the small sunbelt town of Wickenburg, Ariz., you can call the Freedom Express. A van driven by an older adult volunteer will pick you up, for, what the name implies, free."

...Read the full story at next avenue 

The scooter-sharing apocalypse is coming

by Lisa Napoli

April 9, 2018

"From D.C. and Dallas to Seattle and San Diego, the dockless apocalypse, or “wheelmageddon,” has dawned. Just as Wi-Fi untethered Internet users from dialing up for service, new technology allows would-be riders to locate bikes or scooters scattered on city streets without searching out a tethered docking station."

...Read the full story at Post Bulletin

Three Revolutions Podcast With Dan Sperling

by Talking Headways featuring Dan Sperling

April 10, 2018

"In this episode, Dan Sperling is interviewed by Jeff Wood, host of Talking Headways podcast, about his new book, Three Revolutions: Steering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better FutureThree Revolutions looks at how automated, shared, and electric vehicles are transforming the transit landscape and how policymakers can steer this technology in a sustainable, equitable direction."

...Listen to the full story at Talking Headways

Lyft and Uber Can Save Transit — if Transit Gets on Board

by Daniel Sperling and Steven Polzin

March 22, 2018

" Transit ridership declined in 34 of the 40 largest metropolitan areas over the past three years...while ridership routinely fluctuates in response to economic upturns and downturns and other trends, this decline seems more profound. Increased communication (e-commerce, telecommuting, distance learning) and new technologies and business models (bikeshare, carshare, app-based ride-hailing) suggest a more pronounced challenge for public transportation"

...Read the full story at Metro Magazine

Tesla and Uber Weigh In on Policies to Boost EV Adoption

by Justin Gerdes

March 7, 2018

"All of the panelists agreed on the need for policies focused not simply on outputs -- such as EV sales -- but on performance-based outcomes. In such a scenario, said Tal, policy would be primarily concerned with things like: How much energy is the car using? When and where was it used? How many people were riding in the car (if there were any people in the car)?"

...Read the full story at Greentech Media

“Three Revolutions” in Transport: Interview of Dan Sperling

by Bloomberg TV

March 2, 2018

In regards to the self-driving cars becoming mainstream, "the tipping point is when the regulators approve it, because people will buy it...the costs are coming down quickly but as soon as it's commercialized those costs are going to drop dramatically...as soon as the regulators really allow these cars to be operated driverless it will take off...

  ...Watch the Full Interview on ITS

Only Carpools Can Keep the Driverless Future From Becoming a Nightmare

by John Lippert

March 1, 2018

"Measures like bans on new parking lots may sound extreme. But so does the possible U.S. dystopia he describes where electrified, self-driving cars transport a single rider for more than a third of all trips, matching how often drivers travel solo now. If that’s the case, richer drivers will dominate the roadways while poorer commuters get stuck with aging gas-guzzlers and collapsing mass transit, he warns."

...Read the full story at Bloomberg Technology

How Lyft and Uber Can Fix—Not Cause—Congestion

Dan Sperling, Austin Brown

February 7, 2018

"Given limited funding availability for improving mass transit as well as general public resistance toward implementing congestion pricing, public officials should not just allow app-based pooling systems—they should champion them as one of the most feasible ways to tackle traffic congestion."

...Read the full story at Planetizen 

Sacramento, Calif., to Launch Microtransit Pilot

by Tony Bizjack

January 16, 2018

"Sperling, author of an upcoming book, Three Revolutions, about America’s transportation future, said he thinks microtransit has the potential to transform legacy transit agencies into modern 'demand responsive' companies... but 'It is a challenge for transit agencies to be agile, like Uber. Uber and Lyft have pioneered getting to know their customer very well.'"

...Read the full story at GovTech.com 

Will Self-Driving Cars Usher in a Transportation Utopia or Dystopia?

by Jaques Leslie

January 8, 2018

"Of the many ways this vision could fail to reach fruition, one stands out: It requires a paradigm shift, delivering sharp blows to the predominant car culture and its corollary, private car ownership. For it to work, many Americans must give up owning cars and instead rely on companies such as Lyft and Uber that offer 'mobility services.'"

...Read the full story at Yale Environment 360

How Will Driverless Cars Change How We Travel?

by Jocelyn Anderson

December 6, 2017

"One revolution won't cut it.  In fact, the report estimates that a driverless vehicle world without electrification or trip sharing might not cut energy use or CO2 emissions at all, and might increase vehicle travel by 15 to 20 percent. Imagine: Some people could send their empty cars driving around the city rather than pay for parking while they’re at work or seeing a movie. Fulton calls this the zombie car phenomenon, and it could have disastrous effects on traffic."

...Read the full story at UC Davis News

All About EVs: Why There Isn't a Ford in Your Future

by Judith Lewis Mernit

November 28, 2017

 "It remains to be seen how this driverless future will benefit the poor. Transport-as-a-service will likely have a deleterious effect on public transportation, as people with more resources abandon it, opting instead to text, nap, and browse Facebook on their solo, driverless commutes."

...Read the full story at Capital & Main

This article is also available at LAprogressive.com

Driverless cars could be a solution to climate change—but two major things have to happen

by Kat Kerlin

November 17 2017

"Cars would become a service rather than something people own. Pooling services and app-based, ride-sharing companies could expand to accommodate multiple riders in one vehicle, whether a car, van, small shuttle or bus. These services eventually would become driverless."

...Read full story at The Washington Post

Planning in the Face of Transportation Revolutions

by Marco Anderson

October 30, 2017

"A new age of shared, zero-emission, automated vehicles is likely emerging. Best-case scenario: we end up with cleaner air, better-connected communities, and an expansion of accessible and affordable mobility options for all. Worst-case scenario: we end up with more sprawl and pollution as people are willing to travel farther in their cushy driverless cars."

...Read the full story at Planetizen

Will Driverless Vehicles Create a Better Future?

by Daniel Sperling

Sep 2017 Issue

 "How fast are the three revolutions in electric, shared and automated vehicles happening, and will they converge? Will many of us really be willing to sell our cars and share rides and vehicles with others? Will we trust computers to drive? How aggressively will regions and nations encourage — or discourage — these revolutions?"

...Read the full story at Western City

Does It Make Sense For India To Ban Driverless Cars?

by Lew Fulton, Srikanth Shastry and Madhav Pai

September 2, 2017

"On 24 July 2017, the Government of India announced that it will not allow automated (driverless) vehicles in India, well in advance of a time when such vehicles might be introduced...While automation could improve traffic management, it would be counter-productive if it draws people away from transit systems and shared mobility options, and toward single occupant travel."

...Read the full story at Huffington Post India

Determining the Feasibility of Shared Mobility Services in Low-Income, Rural Areas

by Government Technology

July 5, 2017

By looking at pilot programs across the country that seek to increase mobility options for low-income residents in rural areas, the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis worked to understand if these programs were feasible for more widespread adoption.

...Read the full story at www.govtech.com/

Is the Uber phenomenon killing transit in Sacramento?

by The Sacramento Bee

June 19, 2017

Dan Sperling, founder and head of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, who is writing a book about revolutions in transportation, says public transit in America is at a pivotal juncture.

“The story is of transit under great duress,” he said. “Transit is under great risk of shrinking. That is not in anyone’s interest.”

...Read the full story at www.sacbee.com

There are three revolutions in urban transportation coming down the road

by treehugger.com

May 10, 2017

“Self driving cars, or autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been a preoccupation on TreeHugger for some years now, as we try and look at what effect they might have on our cities and the way we all live. It is all over the map; will they be shared, meaning there will be far fewer cars and greener cities with parks instead of parking lots? Or will they lead to endless sprawl as they take the pain out of commuting?''

...Read the full story at treehugger.com

RideSharing Has A Massive Role To Play In Mitigating CO2 Emissions

by RideShark.com

May 8, 2017

“Electric cars and automation are important, but they will not change much about how we move about our cities and could even make traffic congestion worse…With a major increase in ride sharing in both taxi-like vehicles and micro-transit, we could cut traffic by at least 50%. Electrification and sharing will also be critical for cutting CO2 emissions.”—Lew Fulton, co-director of the STEPS program at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.

...Read the full story at RideShark.com

Report Says Shared Mobility Key to a Better Future

by Wards Auto

May 8, 2017

“When it comes to cars, what we learned early in life still holds true – sharing makes everything better,” says lead author Lewis Fulton, a co-director at the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways program of the UC-Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.

...Read the full story at Wards Auto

The Self-Driving Dilemma

by CityLab

May 4, 2017

“It could take 30 or 40 years to phase in electric cars and reach this driverless car world where everything is clean and automated in a perfect symphony. But we have to figure out how to live for decades where you have many kinds of vehicles out there, unless we made some kind of decision as a society to accelerate the change.”—Lew Fulton, co-director of the STEPS program at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.

...Read the full story at CityLab

Combining 3 Vehicle Technologies Could Nearly Eliminate Auto Emissions

by Scientific American/ClimateWire

May 3, 2017

“We have to stop thinking that self-driving cars will automatically be sustainable,” said Lew Fulton, co-director of the STEPS program at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies. “We need policies to make sure we steer this towards electric and efficient.”

...Read the full story at Scientific American

RoboTaxis Will Be Commonplace By 2040

by John LeSage

March 30, 2017

When the great grandson of Henry Ford says that future of auto manufacturing and marketing will soon be shifting seismically, you’d better pay attention. Bill Ford, Jr., Ford’s chairman and great grandson of the founder of the mass-production automotive industry, says that Ford and its rivals will look quite different in the next few years. Instead of just producing and selling cars, they’ll be adding automated mobility services more each year

...Read the full story at oilprice.com

Survey: Future Car is Driverless, Shared, Electric

by Body Shop Business Staff Writers

March 30, 2017

If the future plays out the way transportation experts predict it will, autonomous, zero-emissions vehicles will dominate the roads, and none of the passengers will own the vehicles. That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but experts see the nation shifting toward shared, electric and autonomous vehicles nevertheless, according to a survey by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis).

...Read the full story at Body Shop Business 

 

Transportation Experts Think Electric, Automated, and Shared Rides Will Soon Reach Wide Adoption

by Jon LeSage 

March 22, 2017

Policymakers and executives from automakers and tech companies expect electrified, autonomous, shared mobility will see solid footing by 2040. The Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California-Davis conducted a study with 40 experts on the subject from government and nonprofit organizations, and representatives from the auto and technology industries.

...Read the full story at Hybridcars.com

Three Revolutions Turning the Transportation World Upside-Down

by Ryan McCauley

March 23, 2017

“How will the sharing, electrification and automation of mobility affect transportation as we know it? The UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies has launched a 3 Revolutions Policy Initiative that intends to find out…The 3 Revolutions serves as a convening group for a network of nearly 300 shareholders to identify trends and potential areas for improvement to harness the benefits of shared, autonomous and electric vehicles.”

Read the full story at Government Technology News

 

Experts Envision More Ride Sharing, Fewer Drivers

March 21, 2017

By Alan Harman

By 2050, 70% of survey respondents believe, the majority of vehicles used commercially for ride- and car-sharing in the U.S. will be zero-emissions, including battery, plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell electric vehicles. Top transportation experts in the U.S. say they see rapid change in transportation resulting from three major technology revolutions – shared, electric and automated vehicles.

...Read the full story at Wards Auto

 

Editorial: Transit reform in an age of automation

March, 16 2017

Editorial

There is broad agreement that California has allowed its infrastructure to seriously deteriorate, but not much accord on how to pay for the necessary improvements. And as the number of self-driving vehicles continue growing, coupled with more people using services such as Uber, there could be fewer sources for tax money to pay for highways.”

...Read the full editorial story at The Woodland Daily Democrat

 

 

The Future Car Is Driverless, Shared and Electric

 

by Mollie D'agostino March 16, 2017

The future car is driverless, shared and electric. The nation's top transportation experts see rapid change in transportation as a result of three major technology revolutions: shared, electric and automated vehicles. That's according to a survey by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. The group also released a set of policy briefs, described below, which were guest-authored by leading transportation policy experts.

...Read the full story at Phys.org and also note this story was re-posted in the California Air Resources Board What’s New ListServe

 

 

Why Are Chipmakers So Interested in Autonomous Cars?

 

by Sejuti Banerjea   

The Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California, recently conducted a survey of forty experts including policymakers, researchers, government representatives, nonprofit organizations and tech companies, presenting the results in a report titled "3 Revolutions: Sharing, Electrification, and Automation."

...Read the full story at Zacks.com

 

 

The Future Car Is Driverless, Shared and Electric

 

March 16, 2017

By Mollie D’Agostino

“The nation's top transportation experts see rapid change in transportation as a result of three major technology revolutions: shared, electric and automated vehicles. That's according to a survey by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. The group also released a set of policy briefs, described below, which were guest-authored by leading transportation policy experts.”

...Read the full story at ECN Magazine

 

 

Future Vehicles Will Be Electric, Shared and Driverless, According to Major Study

 

March 15, 2017

By Douglas A. McIntyre

 “In the future, vehicles will be "shared, electric and automated," according to a new study from the Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California, Davis. This trend gives an edge to companies currently employing one or more of these features. That list includes Google, Tesla, Uber and General Motors.”

...Read the full story at 247wallst.com and/or Yahoo! News

 

California Readies Rules to Allow Testing of Driverless Vehicles

March 14, 2017

By Carolyn Whetzel

Newly proposed California regulations offer a path for testing driverless cars on public roads. The draft regulations would expand the state's existing autonomous vehicle testing program to keep pace with the rapid development of the technology, the Department of Motor Vehicles said. The newly proposed rules would not require a human in the car, a change from the current rules.

...Read the Full Story at Bloomberg BNA

Car of the future is driverless, shared, electric, UC Davis survey says

March 14, 2017

By Richard Bammer

 “The car of the future will be self-driving, shared and electric…Those three technological revolutions are leading the rapid change in transportation, and the experts say government awareness and involvement are key to ensure that driverless vehicles benefit everyone and do not harm the environment, the survey’s authors said.”

...Read the full story at the following Bay Area News Group Publications:
San Jose Mercury News

The Reporter, Vacaville

East Bay Times

SiliconValley.com

Future cars will be driverless, shared and all electric

By Mollie D’Agostino

March 13, 2017

“For the first time in half a century, real, transformative innovations are coming to the world of passenger transportation,” said Dan Sperling, director of ITS-Davis and the new 3 Revolutions Policy Initiative. “This survey shows us that without thoughtful collaboration and community-facing policies, these changes would lead to increased inequities, vehicle travel, and greenhouse gas emissions. We need to be creative in order to steer these innovations to the public interest.”

...Read the full story here at The Daily Democrat: The UC Davis News Service

The Future Car Is Driverless, Shared and Electric

Press Release Copy

March 13, 2017

'For the first time in half a century, real, transformative innovations are coming to the world of passenger transportation,' said Dan Sperling, director of ITS-Davis and the new 3 Revolutions Policy Initiative. 'This survey shows us that without thoughtful collaboration and community-facing policies, these changes would lead to increased inequities, vehicle travel, and greenhouse gas emissions. We need to be creative in order to steer these innovations to the public interest.'

...Read the full story here at Public Now