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
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
So it looks like Google, Tesla, et al have another competitor. Baidu just passed a driverless test. Baidu is a Chinese competitor to Google in other areas as well. In June, the company announced plans to have a self driving car by year end. I usually think about the automated car in terms that I… Continue reading Another Player
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
A month ago, Jason Laughlin posted an article about autonomous cars in Philly.com. The basic gist of the article was that autonomous cars may need to be programmed with morality. He thought that autonomous cars were a long way off, because, in his words: …the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission assembled last fall the Futures Group,… Continue reading Did Philly Miss the Future?
I was recently reading a dead-tree copy of the local Delaware paper, and there was an article about MTV coming up with a name for Post-Millennials. Unfortunately I’m unable to find it online; another paper has a similar article here. What is the Millennial Generation? According to the source of all knowledge, it is the… Continue reading Post Millenials, or Will My Daughter Ever Drive?