New Technologies for Sustainable Urban Transport in Europe

Abstract : In the past few years, the European Commission has financed several projects to examine how new technologies could improve the sustainability of European cities. These technologies concern new public transportation modes such as guided buses to form high capacity networks similar to light rail but at a lower cost and better flexibility, PRT (Personal Rapid Transit) and cybercars (small urban vehicles with fully automatic driving capabilities to be used in carsharing mode, mostly as a complement to mass transport). They also concern private vehicles with technologies which could improve the efficiency of the vehicles as well as their safety (Intelligent Speed Adaptation, Adaptive Cruise .Control, Stop&Go, Lane Keeping,...) and how these new vehicles can complement mass transport in the form of car-sharing services.
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Michel Parent. New Technologies for Sustainable Urban Transport in Europe. Transportation Research Board 85th Annual Meeting, TRB, Jan 2006, Washington, USA, United States. ⟨inria-00000986⟩

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