UK buses headed same way as Japan?
In a surprising article this morning in the UK’s Telegraph newspaper, the UK bus system seems to be suffering from some of the same symptoms as the Japanese rural transportation system. With bus numbers down 6% nationally over the course of just the last 12 months, local funding being cut, and at the same time […]
Fukuoka: hyper-small villages and automated fruit transport
Short update for Fukuoka that new automated driving tests will begin on a 5km stretch of road between the citrus-picking area of Ichinoki, and the Ichikawa town hall representative office at the local “roadside station”. Location of the test: the small village of Miyama (population: 103). Period: from September 2nd through September 9th. I think […]
The future of automated driving is on the streets
Four years ago, I wrote on this blog that the impact of automated driving would be felt both in the metropolis but also outside the big city, where mobility is more challenging to run economically. Today I believe the same to be true. That more than ever we should be striving for automated driving in […]