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The Sustainable Trends In Transportation Industry

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Thursday, February 07, 2019

sustainable trends in transportation industryWith growing competition in the transport sector, companies are deploying newer technologies to extensively improve the quality of the service to remain in the business. Among many developments the trends that will define the years ahead are the launch of micro-mobility, responding to autonomous vehicle complexity, and the ride-hailing.

The increase in traffic and congestion are forcing governments to strengthen public transport. Micro-mobility adds a solution for this. Micro-mobility is the small transportation modes propelled by humans or electric motors with a speed below 50km/hour. The list includes bicycles, skates, scooters, small electric vehicles and many more. The earlier form of micro-mobility was bikeshare. Micromobility services offer consumers a compelling alternative to bus transfers, expensive ride-hailing services, and on-demand availability. Micro-mobility startups are springing up with a focus on tackling commutation challenges.

An autonomous vehicle can drive itself with human conduction and is capable of sensing its environment. But this technology is incredibly expensive because it involves expensive testing, simulation, and sensors. Autonomous vehicle technology allows the vehicle to vehicle connectivity and the ability to access vehicle data on-demand over the internet. The software technology that allows the car to fully drive or park itself without the help of its driver. The connected vehicle technology assists vehicles to detect each other’s location through sensors and predict collisions and risks on the road. With this facility, the number of accidents is expected to be reduced.

Ride-hailing method is considered a comfortable method for door-to-door transport. It uses the online-enabled platform to connect passengers with drivers using their personal non-commercial vehicles. It continues to be a game changer in mobility-as-a-service. Their contribution to advancement includes less stress for passenger and driver and saving on money and time. Car-hailing services had made things easy for customers, unlike the expensive regular taxi services.

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