Glossary · MaaS: Mobility as a Service · Programming · Societal Changes

MaaS: Mobility as a Service

Mobility-as-a-service has been defined as : use services for transportation, rather than using personal vehicles such as cars. After looking for about 20 minutes for a more rigorous definition, I failed.  So let me strike out at defining it. Mobility-as-a-Service, or MaaS, is service marketplace that may replace traditional means of transportation.  It may include… Continue reading MaaS: Mobility as a Service

Efficiency · Glossary · Law · Problems · Societal Changes

On Feedom: Elsa’s Dilemma

Dilemma: A choice between two options, especially undesirable ones. For the 17 of you who haven’t seen the movie Frozen, Elsa perceives that she has a choice to either “Conceal, don’t feel, Don’t let them know” or as she says, “Turn my back and slam the door… and here I stand… and here I’ll stay…… Continue reading On Feedom: Elsa’s Dilemma

Communications · driver-less · Fear of Computers · Glossary · Law · Problems · Programming · Vehicle Design

Vehicular Morality: Is My Car Evil?

At some point in time, engineers and lawyers will need to determine if an autonomous car needs to have a conscience.  The classic thought exercise in ethics known as the trolley problem , or possibly the “fat man variant” will need to be dealt with.  Wikipedia states it as well as I can hope to:  The general… Continue reading Vehicular Morality: Is My Car Evil?

Communications · Design for Fuel Efficiency · Efficiency · Glossary · Law · Platooning/Drafting · Programming · Societal Changes · Vehicle Design

Drafting

In a previous post, I discussed that Platooning would be used for several reasons.  In addition to the traffic control reasons, a significant reason is the fuel savings that results from drafting.  Drafting is the close following of one car by another car.  Or, as wiki states, it is “a technique where two vehicles or other moving objects… Continue reading Drafting