Exploration of an integrated automated public transportation system

The COVID-19 pandemic triggers a pause in the urban transport system by creating disruptive impacts on both passenger and delivery services. A key prompt stemming from the outbreak of COVID-19 is for transportation engineers to re-think existing issues regarding urban transportation system and to develop innovative solutions to better cater to demands. An urban-based integrated automated public transportation system (APTS) that serves both people and freight is examined which leverages on emerging technologies such as information communication technology and automated vehicle. An illustrative example of an APTS, namely Dynamic Autonomous Road Transit (DART), is introduced, and the technical challenges are summarised. An APTS typology and components to model such an integrated mobility system for the urban area are described. Issues concerning business model and governance intervention to promote such an urban integration are explicitly discussed.


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  • Accession Number: 01764562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 12 2020 3:07PM