Massive fleets of shared autonomous vehicles are desired and expected in the future. Rather than waiting and hoping for feature creep in privately-owned automobiles to evolve somehow into consumer demand for mobility in shared autonomous vehicles, the desired outcome will be realized sooner if public and private enterprises start now to deploy available, automated transit vehicles in geographically constrained, low-speed applications. Transit needs to leap–safely and with manageable risk–into the future of automated vehicles.

Blog at Move-Forward (Nov 11) Transit Leap: What autonomous vehicles can do for transit

Essay at endofdriving.org (Oct 14) Transit Leap: Environmentally Sustainable Deployment for Autonomous Vehicles

Poster from MIT Media Lab – Disrupting Mobility Summit (Nov 11-13) Making the Leap Toward Sustainable Urban Robo-Transit (updated)

Presentation from Mississauga Moves 2015 (Nov 9) How should we prepare for Autonomous Vehicles?

Video of Presentation from Mississauga Moves 2015.


Here are some companies offering autonomous mini-bus vehicles:

Easy Mile: http://easymile.com/

Navya:  http://navya.tech/?lang=en
http://mashable.com/2015/11/12/swiss-autonomous-bus
http://phys.org/news/2015-11-autonomous-shuttles-switzerland.html

Robosoft: http://www.robosoft.com/

2getthere: http://www.2getthere.eu/
This firm works with or without guideway infrastructure
http://www.2getthere.eu/specifications/infrastructure/

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