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Implementing Automated Road Transport Systems in Urban Settings

  • ID: 4414214
  • Book
  • April 2018
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Implementing Automated Road Transport Systems in Urban Settings provides valuable, objective, often difficult-to-obtain data, gleaned from the largest demonstration project on automated road transport systems (ARTS) in the world to date. The book features chapters authored by those deeply involved in CityMobil2-providing an easily accessible, cross-referenced resource for data and information on each aspect of the project. Chapters cover vehicle technical specifications, infrastructure analysis, operating systems, future scenario analysis, automated and conventional vehicle comparisons, and legal frameworks for system implementation. The book examines project field tests, showing the technology's adaptability and different requirements based on geographic location.

Government officials, researchers, and transportation practitioners require real-world data and analysis in their efforts to bring automated and intelligent transport systems into the mainstream. The CityMobil2 demonstration transported more than 60,000 passengers in seven European cities, providing immense amounts of feedback and data to be analyzed. The book provides international expert opinion on this real-world data, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the project, as well as providing comparisons to both past and planned ARTS demonstration initiatives. The technical specifications developed from the project will help cities considering similar ARTS initiatives.

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1. Automated Road Transport Systems (ARTS)
2. Designing ARTS for last mile transport
3. Integration of Automated Road Transport Systems
4. Evaluation of Automated Road Transport Systems
5. Legal framework for ARTS
6. Future scenarios of ARTS
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Adriano Alessandrini Professor of Transportation Science and Economics, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

Adriano Alessandrini is a professor of transportation science and economics at the University of Florence, Florence, Italy. For the past 20 years, he has participated and led many research projects on innovative transport systems and on assessing the environmental impact of transport. Dr. Alessandrini was the coordinator of CityMobil2, the largest European project on integrating automated road transport systems in European cities. He has been published in many transportation-related journals, including Elsevier's Transportation Research Procedia.
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