Efficient last-mile public transport

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Short description: Industry and workforce hotspots are rarely near central (commuter) stations. The challenge is to implement efficient last-mile public transport in existing infrastructure without extensive construction. Autonomous shuttles are the next big thing but are they mature enough?

Market potential: Are autonomous shuttles reliable enough for predefined routes in regular city traffic? Is the investment sound over 15 years? Road vehicle better than a railway vehicle (when possible)? Logistics?

Timing: City development currently addressing challenge. Service to launch in 2025. Incorporate with new central station.

Desired result: A comprehensive analysis of best way for rapid (autonomous) point-to-point transport in Västerås. Both short and long term of interest. Both city road and railway solution possible, hybrid too.

Information on challenge owner: City/municipality.

Keywords: System and transportation; Railway Vehicles; Road Vehicles; Artificial intelligence applications for cars and transport; Traffic Engineering/Control Systems

type of
Finance or business model, Hardware solution, New technological approach,
Industry Sector
For Who
Public body, institution or other non-profit organisation
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