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Faster, Smarter, Greener: The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility

Faster, Smarter, Greener: The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Sumantran, Venkat
By Fine, Charles H.
By Gonsalvez, David

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A call to redefine mobility so that it is connected, heterogeneous, intelligent, and personalized, as well as sustainable, adaptable, and city-friendly. The twentieth century was the century of the automobile; the twenty-first will see mobility dramatically re-envisioned. Automob...iles altered cityscapes, boosted economies, and made personal mobility efficient and convenient for many. We had a century-long love affair with the car. But today, people are more attached to their smartphones than their cars. Cars are not always the quickest mode of travel in cities; and emissions from the rapidly growing number of cars threaten the planet. This book, by three experts from industry and academia, envisions a new world of mobility that is connected, heterogeneous, i ntelligent, and personalized (the CHIP architecture). The authors describe the changes that are coming. City administrators are shifting from designing cities for cars to designing cities for people. Nations and cities will increasingly employ targeted user fees and offer subsidies to nudge consumers toward more sustainable modes. The sharing economy is coaxing many consumers to shift from being owners of assets to being users of services . The auto industry is responding with connected cars that double as virtual travel assistants and by introducing autonomous driving. The CHIP architecture embodies an integrated, multimode mobility system that builds on ubiquitous connectivity, electrified and autonomous vehicles, and a marketplace open to innovation and entrepreneurship. Consumers will exercise choice on the basis of user experience and efficiency, aided by intelligent advisors, accessible through their mobile devices. An innovative mobility architecture reconfigured for this century is a social and economic necessity; this book charts a course for achieving it.
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ISBN 9780262536202
Released NZ 15 Sep 2018
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780262536202
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Imprint MIT Press
Released 15 Sep 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Sumantran, Venkat
By Fine, Charles H.
By Gonsalvez, David
Series The MIT Press
Category Award Winning
Road Transport Industries
Urban & Municipal Planning
Transport Planning & Policy
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 388.321
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Transportation, Automotive - Technological innovations, Automobiles - Technological innovations, Automobile industry and trade - Technological innovations, Urban transportation - Technological innovations
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly