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.
We are happy to welcome our new curator, Alyssa Haerle, to our Mobility & Transportation Startup Digest! Hopefully we can get the frequency of the digest up again with her help.
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By zeroing in on humans’ gait, body symmetry and foot placement, University of Michigan researchers are teaching self-driving cars to recognize and predict pedestrian movements with greater precision than current technologies.
A host of companies are working to develop autonomous driving technology, but Silicon Valley startup Peloton has put its focus on autonomous following. The company today announced technology that uses computers, sensors, and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications to allow one driver to drive two separate trucks.
Ultimately, the research suggests that location on bicycle infrastructure and changes in on-street parking supply generally did not have a significant effect on the change in sales, with a few exceptions. New restaurants and grocery stores had significantly higher sales than their existing counterparts, suggesting bicycle infrastructure may attract more upmarket businesses in those industries.
Google Maps now offers bike-share data in 24 cities worldwide including Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, according to a company blog post. Residents and commuters now have access to real-time location and availability information for city- and privately-operated bike-share networks.
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Techstars Startup Digest Mobility & Transportation is curated by:
Alyssa Haerle- Director of Transit Development, Circuit Transit - Alyssa is a zero emissions mobility professional based in Los Angeles, CA. At Circuit, she works with public and private transit customers to design complimentary, eco-friendly transit solutions in the first/last mile space. firstname.lastname@example.org
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