Insight into all things transportation and mobility, covering driverless vehicles, trends in public transportation, the rise of cycling, ride- and car-share, smart city developments, ITS, and more.
After a longer hiatus (sorry about that…) a new edition of the Mobility & Transportation Startup Digest.
Have fun and as always: please let us know if you find (or wrote) interesting articles about news and developments in the mobility domain. We are always happy to hear feedback.
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The University of Michigan, well known for its efforts in self-driving car tech, has been working on an improved algorithm for predicting the movements of pedestrians that takes into account not just what they’re doing, but how they’re doing it. This body language could be critical to predicting what a person does next.
Austin, Texas, may be at the forefront of cities grappling with the growing influx of scooters as a mode of transportation. Scooters were everywhere during the city’s SXSW showcase this month, and the city has begun issuing permits to regulate their use.
Tesla will only sell its vehicles online, the company said. The company will shutter many of its brick-and-mortar stores, and fire its dealers. The move came amid the announcement that the electric carmaker will finally begin to sell it’s long-promised $35,000 Model 3.