The integration of on-demand services into an intermodal transportation planning model is another important aspect that is being analyzed by the Easyride team.
The focus here is on how automated driving can be used to expand the local public transportation system in a meaningful way. For example, through feeder services in the form of on-demand offerings with autonomous shuttles to cover the first and last mile of the journey. The project also addresses the question of how to create the perfect service concept that is fully accepted by the citizens, and looks at the framework conditions required to transform urban mobility in a way that makes sense for all those involved. This will be the basis for the recommendations for action. Parallel to this, field trials will be conducted, the findings of which will also be made available in the guidelines.
As part of the Easyride project, PTV and its partners are developing guidelines for cities which help them prepare for autonomous driving – using the example of the pilot city of Munich.
Easyride is a project run by the City of Munich. It is funded by the “Automated and Networked Driving” program of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) with a total volume of around 12 million euros.
The project partners include: Stadtwerke München (municipal utilities), BMW Group, PTV Group, Bundeswehr University Munich, Technical University of Munich (TUM), UnternehmerTUM, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – KIT, and MAN Truck & Bus.
This article was originally published by PTV Group.