Automated Mobility Platforms: A Framework for Versatile, Energy-Efficient Urban Transportation for the 21st Century: Preprint

Stanley Young, Kevin Moore, Stanley Young, Andrew Duvall, Mark Orrs, Colin Endsley, Arianna Castro, Isreal Olivas, Jee Bae, Logan Cummings

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Abstract

This paper presents automated mobility platforms (AMPs) as a framework to deliver high-quality urban mobility. AMPs leverage advances in sensing technology developed from automated roadway vehicles to provide opportunities for efficient movement of people and goods in dense urban environments, campuses, and large facilities like airports. In this paper, we layout the concept of AMPs and how they can serve the mobility needs of the population by providing service at the intersection of micromobility (services such as electric scooters or bikes), personal rapid transit, and moving walkways. Several key attributes and justification for the AMPs concept are described, including improvements to accessibility (inherent in design) covering both socioeconomic and disability equity, safety, energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness, urban land and space management, and scalability. We summarize the results from an ongoing national laboratory-sponsored, faculty-supported, student-led investigation into AMPs that includes stakeholder engagement and technical feasibility assessment.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2022
EventInternational Conference on Transportation and Development - Seattle, Washington
Duration: 31 May 20223 Jun 2022

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Transportation and Development
CitySeattle, Washington
Period31/05/223/06/22

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5400-82018

Keywords

  • automated mobility
  • automated transit
  • micromobility
  • moving walkways
  • paratransit
  • urban transportation

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