“Meeting the demand is key, but meeting it with a minimum number of vehicles to make the best use of an existing infrastructure, is king”, explains our Vice President Global Sales & Marketing for Traffic Software, Miller Crockart, in the latest edition of ITS International. In the byline article he talks about smart cities and why they rely on a mobility mix, real-time predictive models and collaborations.”
Miller Crockart points out: “Private car ownership will not drop overnight. The smooth interaction between different modes of transport requires advanced technology and, for the forseeable future, congestion and emissions will remain pertinent topics. With ever-climbing populations, cities do not compete easily in the race to offer the best quality of life and that’s where technology can help.
Introducing shared fleets is key to maintaining a working road network and modelling them first is vital. Public transport is tried and tested and will remain the backbone of every city’s transport network and forms the basis from which to expand the system of, for example, shared vehicles and shared rides. Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) fleets come in to bridge the gap where individual demands call for more bespoke routes.”
Do you want to know how additional fleets can be integrated into a multimodal system and how fleet operators calculate the right number of vehicles that should be put on the road? Read the full article on page 45 of ITS International’s November/December 2017 issue: Outsmarting congestion and emissions