The advent of self-driving vehicles offers hope for vastly enhancing human mobility. Self-driving vehicles will share information and act in coordination, improving safety and traffic flow and reducing roadway congestion.
Modern vehicles increasingly employ significant on-board computing power, sensors, and communications systems. Evolving mobile networks will soon enable V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communications—connecting cars to their environment, to each other, to infrastructure, and to people—exponentially reducing traffic collisions and increasing safety.
Already a fixture on many roads electric vehicles—or EVs— reduce greenhouse emissions, improve urban air quality, and are significantly more energy-efficient than internal combustion vehicles. With advancements in battery technology, EVs are becoming an increasingly more cost-competitive alternative for drivers.
Current trends toward shared vehicle fleets, multiple passenger ride-sharing, and shared micromobility solutions will continue to grow over the next few years. Multimodal mobility has the potential to vastly reduce the number of vehicles on the road, easing the strain on transport infrastructure and enable the transition to a decarbonised transport system.
Accessibility is a fundamental element of high-quality, efficient, and sustainable transport systems. Autonomy Association is committed to addressing the challenges of building future transport systems that are equitable and accessible to all citizens.